Photo: The Eagles are removing the giant DeSean Jackson banner on side of Linc [UPDATE]

Photo: The Eagles are removing the giant DeSean Jackson banner on side of Linc [UPDATE]

That was fast.

As you can see in the above photo, the Eagles have already removed the giant DeSean Jackson billboard/banner that hung on the side of Lincoln Financial Field.

Here's our post when it first went up when McNabb left town. The Eagles like to make the banner art somewhat ambiguous as not to 100% resemble McNabb or DeSean, but real fans know what's up there.

Nothing is up there for the time being. Which player would you like to see be the new face of the building?

UPDATE: According to a team spokesman, the banner being removed was not of DeSean Jackson. It's not meant to resemble any particular player. It was removed as part of planned renovations that were scheduled a while ago.

Top photo by Tom Finer, bottom photo by Kevin Wheeler

After Eagles draft Sidney Jones, former Birds LB rips them

After Eagles draft Sidney Jones, former Birds LB rips them

A couple Eagles expressed their approval over the selection of Sidney Jones in the second round of the NFL draft.

One former Eagles linebacker, however, took the opportunity to rip the team.

Anyway ... current Eagles Carson Wentz and Lane Johnson.

As for Jones, he is recovering from a torn Achilles but expects to be ready to play sometime next season.

Eagles draft CB Sidney Jones with 2nd-round pick (43rd overall)

Eagles draft CB Sidney Jones with 2nd-round pick (43rd overall)

Eagles Draft Tracker

With the 43rd pick in the draft, the Eagles selected Washington cornerback Sidney Jones.

Jones, originally projected as a first-round pick, dropped out of the first round when he tore an Achilles tendon during his pro-day workout in March.

Jones, who stands 6-foot, 180 pounds, underwent surgery and has said he expects to be healthy and ready to play at some point during the 2017 season.

Jones is only the second cornerback the Eagles have taken in the first two rounds in the last six years. They drafted Eric Rowe in the second round in 2015 but traded him to the Patriots, where he became a starter last year and won a Super Bowl ring.

Before Rowe, the last time the Eagles spent a pick in the first two rounds on a cornerback was 2002, when they took Lito Sheppard in the first round.

The Eagles cut ties with both of their starting cornerbacks from last year, Nolan Carroll and Leodis McKelvin. They signed journeyman Patrick Robinson this offseason and return Jalen Mills, who was their third corner last year.

The Eagles ranked second-to-last in the NFL last year allowing 27 pass plays of 30 yards or more.

They've addressed the defense in each of the first two rounds, taking defensive end Derek Barnett at No. 14 overall and Jones in the second round.

This is the first time since 2012 the Eagles have gone defense with their first two picks. They took Fletcher Cox and Mychal Kendricks in the first two rounds.