Eagles surprisingly release receiver DeSean Jackson

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2012 file photo shows Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) avoiding a tackle by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel (22) during the second half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Michael Perez, File) Show caption
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2012 file photo shows Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) avoiding a tackle by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel (22) during the second half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have released wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

The team cut Jackson on Friday. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.

Jackson had a $10.25 million contract for the 2014 season, a stiff price the Eagles were not willing to pay. He was signed through 2016.

He has 356 career receptions for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns. The 27-year-old Jackson is entering his seventh season.

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