DeSean Jackson has been released by the Eagles, a fanbase reacts

DeSean Jackson has been released by the Eagles, a fanbase reacts

What a bizarre story.

The Eagles just shocked plenty of football fans across the country by tweeting the news that the team has parted ways with the speedy receiver after weeks of strange rumors being batted about through the media and on Instagram.

It was believed the team was shopping him on the trade market with the hopes of at least a third round draft pick in return, but for whatever reason the kind of sad situation came to an end with his release from the team. The Eagles get nothing in return. Clearly there must be more to this story than the common folk are aware of.

Also noteworthy was a story about Jackson's association with members of the Crips gang out in L.A. where DeSean grew up. There wasn't a whole lot of substance to the story but it was another strange turn in a very odd ending to the receivers career in Philly.

[UPDATE: DeSean released the following statement, denying any gang ties]

The Eagles will still take a hefty cap hit on DeSean's contract this season:

More coming...

UPDATE: Here's a rather interesting tweet from Jason Kelce:

 

Mike Trout joins push in trying to lure LeBron James to Sixers

Mike Trout joins push in trying to lure LeBron James to Sixers

LeBron James to the Sixers. It would take a miracle, right?

Sure, but one MVP is in on the push for the four-time MVP landing in Philly.

Enter Mike Trout.

The Angels' star outfielder, a two-time AL MVP and native of Millville, New Jersey, took to Twitter on Thursday to make a quick pitch for the King. Trout, a well-known fan of Philadelphia sports teams, responded to a 94WIP tweet about reporter Howard Eskin shooting down the LeBron James chatter.

First, it was Ben Simmons tweeting James. That's really how all the buzz started and now the idea is taking on a mind of its own. Clearly, it's being talked about. And what Sixers fan wouldn't want a player like James putting "The Process" into hyperdrive?

And hey, once James comes to Philly, he can then return the favor: bringing Trout to the Phillies.

We can dream, right?