PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 07: DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles catches a pass against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter of the game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Eagles wide receiver and punt returner DeSean Jackson missed a team meeting Saturday and is being held out of today's game against the Cardinals as a result.
Already in something of a tailspin, the Philadelphia Eagles will have to turn things around today against the Arizona Cardinals without the services of wide receiver DeSean Jackson. According a report from the Philadelphia Daily News, Jackson missed a team meeting Saturday and has been told he will not be in uniform for today's game.
Jackson has been dissatisfied with his current $600,000 contract since last season and held out of the first week of training camp this season. He was unable to get a new deal and ultimately returned to work. This season, he has been having something of a down year in his role as a punt returner after making a name for himself as one of the most feared return men in the league. As a receiver, he has played through a tough three-game stretch, picking up a season-low 16 receiving yards on two catches last week against the Chicago Bears.
The Eagles are expected to replace him in the wideout rotation with Steve Smith, who dressed the past two weeks but did not play.