Experience ripens Eagles' DeSean Jackson

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Eagles WR DeSean Jackson enters the coming season as the de facto receiving ace. He led the team in receptions with 62, receiving yards with 912, and yards per catch with 14.7, and set franchise rookie records for wideouts in each category. "I still feel like I have to go out there and get my job done and still produce," Jackson said. "It's not about proving, it's about progressing and just getting better. I'm definitely looking to take my game to another level." His elevation was evident during the first 3 days of the minicamp. "He's playing faster," HC Reid said. "He knows what he's doing. I'm comparing it to when he came to this camp the first time. It was all new to him, so he wasn't moving quite as confidently or as fast as he is now." Reid wasn't implying that Jackson had improved his time in the 40-yard dash. He was saying that a year's experience had slowed things down, the speed of the pro game always being the biggest adjustment for a rookie. Jackson said he also had "gotten a lot stronger, lifting weights. . . . I feel great right now."

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