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DeSean Jackson appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show last night and talked about Chip Kelly, being released, playing the Eagles this season.

Desean Jackson appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show on Monday night, and talked about Chip Kelly's phone call, playing the Eagles twice a year, and his background.

"It was almost unreal, honestly. My agent called me because I missed the call from [the] head coach, and I'm sitting there like, 'What's the reason behind it, what's going on? Somebody tell me,'" Jackson said.

"Basically, [Chip Kelly] told me 'I think it's best for the team and I think it's best for yourself [to part ways]. We're gonna let you negotiate with 31 other teams.' So I'm like, 'Are you sure?' I asked him one more time, I asked him what's the reason, he said that's what it was. I'm like, let's get it started, let's get it going."


"You see him twice this year?" Hall asked.

"Oh yeah," Jackson responded. " Twice. Two times. Not once; twice."

"Now look, I’m in this business, and I know our publicists load us with politically correct answers for questions, but you have to be waiting for those two times to wear his ass out," Hall then asked. "Just personally, you want to get in Chip Kelly’s head."

"Yeah, I mean, for sure them two games, there’s gonna be something special about them two games," Jackson said with a laugh. "For sure. I’ve got to definitely go up on that. For sure."

"I'm an honest person, I'm a realist at the end of the day. I'm human, I'm not perfect," Jackson said. "At the end of the day I came in the NFL 20 years old, so that was a lot given to me. Coming from where I came from I had to get along, I had to learn some things, I had to go through what I did to get to where I am now. I'm 27 now. I can definitely say I learned a lot. For sure I'm gonna do some things different but as far as like overall, being a bad energy in the locker room, none of that stuff ever occurred. I love my teammates."


(h/t to John Keim and Dan Steinberg for transcribing the interview)