PHILLY IS WELCOMING BACK EAGLES FAN FAVE DESEAN JACKSON!

By Peter Brennan

Even Carson Wentz isn’t looking forward to tomorrow’s Eagles-Redskins game more than DeSean Jackson:

”It’s going to be a very special occasion,” Jackson said. ”I’ve been looking forward to this since I’ve been back. All I can think about is the first time when I’m entering the field into the Linc.”

Eagles coach Chip Kelly released him following his best season in 2013. He spent three years with Washington and two with Tampa Bay before Philly traded for him in March.

He gives the Eagles a deep threat to complement a talented receiving group that includes Alshon Jeffrey, Nelson Agholor, rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.

Jackson has scored the most 60-plus-yard touchdowns (24) in NFL history and his 29 TDs of 50-plus yards are second behind Jerry Rice (36).

”He brings an element that we’ve missed at least since I’ve been here in the last three years, which is the speed factor,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said. ”I think he still has great burst and quickness.”

Jackson will play with a broken ring finger on his left hand and joked he might only be a ”decoy” against Washington. His opponent knows better.

”Whoever is out there, we’ve got to eliminate (big plays) but we know where DeSean is, he’s fast, and he’s very talented,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said.

 

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