Eagles WR DeSean Jackson benched during Pats game

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Eagles WR DeSean Jackson watched the end of the game from the bench, chatting at one point with Joselio Hanson, while the other starters remained in for the remainder of the game.

"It was the decision that was made," Jackson said. "As a player, I just have to live with it, it happened, and I have to keep coming to work, give my best effort and play hard. Come next week, I am going to make those plays.”

Jackson was the first player up the tunnel as the Eagles trudged off the field.

Jackson said he had a good relationship with Andy Reid. He said he did not know if the coaches were displeased with his play.

Fantasy Impact: 

Many feel Jackson's issues stem from his lack of a contract. Considering the team has benched him twice now (the other time for missing a meeting leading up to the Arizona Cardinals game) during an important stretch of games, it's hard to imagine Jackson will get his contract with the Eagles. He had some targets again this week with Jeremy Maclin out, but unfortunately dropped at least two potential TDs. His ranking will probably continue to take a hit. The Eagles play this Thursday night at Seattle.

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