I don't think they could get a trade for him. There were rumors last week that they were looking to trade him and then those seemingly stopped after Jackson and Kelly had a good talk. I think teams smelled blood in the water and figured they'd wait for him to be cut and take their chances with waivers rather than give up any draft pick of value.
That said, this is the organization that thought Riley Cooper and Michael Vick could be rehabilitated, so they must REALLY believe something is wrong.
Originally posted by EddieBurkettI don't think they could get a trade for him.
Aaand he's cut.
I think we have to assume the Eagles know something that isn't/wasn't widely known. The gang thing seems most likely, what with him throwing up gang signs and all.
Feh. Loved the little guy. Kinda gutted if he turns out to be a Mini Me Hernandez. On the bright side, from a purely football perspective I think Maclin + Sproles + Ertz + rookie TBC can pick up the slack.
Originally posted by dMrI think we have to assume the Eagles know something that isn't/wasn't widely known. The gang thing seems most likely, what with him throwing up gang signs and all.
I would caution anyone who doesn't have first-hand knowledge from jumping to conclusions as to what is or isn't a gang sign. Sometimes people's biases start showing through without them even realizing it...
Back to Jackson, though. No arrests, no suspensions, no drug issues. I feel like there must be SOMETHING going on for the Eagles to cut him so quick but there's really nothing we (The Public) have seen that supports their decision.
Originally posted by StingArmySometimes people's biases start showing through without them even realizing it...
It's not biases based purely on a hand gesture.
When he makes the gesture while standing next to people who are (let's say "very strongly believed to be" just to be safe) members of the Neighborhood Crips and when him posting pictures on Instagram of him making the gesture on Instagram leads to posts of "NAY-BOR-HOOD!" and when he's been questioned in connection with or linked to more than one gang related murder it's more an Occam's Razor thing.
This obviously doesn't mean he is a *member* of any gang, but I don't really think there's much doubt as to the meaning of his gesture.