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Eagles announce they're cutting DeSean Jackson

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The Philadelphia Eagles are cutting wide receiver DeSean Jackson today, the team announced.

Jackson is being released after attempts to trade him failed.

"After careful consideration this offseason, Eagles decide to part ways with DeSean Jackson," the team announced. "Informed him of his release today."

The roster move comes on the same day that reported that the Eagles are concerned about Jackson's alleged ties to Los Angeles gang members.

It sounds like the Eagles were trying to avoid a potential Aaron Hernandez situation.

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