According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles didn’t receive any trade offers for Jackson.
After no trade offers, according to multiple NFL sources, the Eagles were faced with only two prospects – releasing Jackson or bringing back a player Kelly didn’t want. The NJ.com report provided the team with the perfect opportunity to soften criticism for cutting a superstar in the prime of his career while getting nothing in return.
So rather than release Jackson on Wednesday, when they initially were contacted by NJ.com, they waited two days and cut him less than an hour after the story was posted. It’s fair to wonder how much earlier the Eagles knew of the story and whether they were the impetus for its writing.