The good news out of Eagles' camp is that WR DeSean Jackson is expected to finally report to training camp at Lehigh on Monday after staging an 11-day holdout in an effort to get a new contract. Arguably the most dynamic player on Philadelphia's roster, Jackson is in the final year of a rookie contract that whould pay him just under $600,000 this season, which is far below his actual value. The Eagles refused to address the issue as long as Jackson was absent from training camp, so hopefully his return on Monday will lead to a fair resolution to the whole situation.
I normally have a hard time with players who are under contract holding out for more money, but in this case I think that Jackson does deserve a new long-term contract that keeps him in an Eagles' uniform for a number of seasons to come.
Below is a link to all the news and notes from the NFL this week as originally posted on Bang the Book
News and Notes from the NFL – August 7