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DeSean Jackson Has No Clue on Eagles Contract Status

Eagles wide receiver tells NBC10's John Clark, "It's out of my hands"

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    NBC 10's John Clark goes one-on-one with DeSean Jackson about his future with the Eagles live from the red carpet at the NFL Honors ceremony.

    Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has given Eagles fans thrills, chills and at times head-scratching spills in his four seasons in midnight green.

    But now as free agency -- and possibly a franchise tag -- looms, will D-Jax remain with the Birds?

    He tells NBC10's John Clark that he has no clue where he stands right now with the team.

    "I don't know. It's out of my hands, so hopefully I am [back next year] and I really look forward to that. I'm just anxious to see what's gonna happen, so we'll see."

    Clark talked to DeSean during the red carpet event for Saturday night's NFL Honors Show. When asked if he was any closer to signing a contract than he was at the beginning of last season or during the season, Jackson said, "I have no clue."

    DeSean's contract is up and the Eagles have the option to franchise him for a year. That option opens up on Feb. 20. If the Eagles don't put a franchise tag on D-Jax, then he would be able to sign with any team.

    Last season, DeSean had a down year as he failed to hit the 1,000-yard plateau (he had 961 in 2011) like he had in his previous two Pro Bowl seasons.

    His effort was also called into question at times including after he was inactive for the Eagles loss to the Cardinals after reportedly being late for a team meeting and after he was benched for dropping two TD passes against the Patriots.

    Despite the uncertainty of his future, DeSean is talking like he wants to remain in Philly.

    Clark asked Jackson if the Eagles could pull it all together and go all the way next year:

    "We have the off-season. We have the draft and things like that. We have to put the team together. It's too early to speak on that," Jackson said.

    Eagles fans hoping that D-Jax remains in Philly will love hearing "we" in those quotes.