Despite signing a big contract with the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, DeSean Jackson did not have a full blown press conference with his new team. Instead, the former Eagles receiver participated in a conference call where only the Washington media was allowed to ask questions. Philadelphia media was only allowed to listen. Here's a Twitter summary of what was said.
DeSean: "I feel they embraced me -- RGIII, DeAngelo Hall reached out, made me feel like home ... DeAngelo Hall really stepped up to plate."— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) April 2, 2014
DeSean on perception about locker room issues: I'm not here to address that. The people that really know me know what kind of person I am.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) April 2, 2014
DeSean: getting released was humbling experience, being at height of career and being released. Best is ahead of me.— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) April 2, 2014
DeSean on what was behind releasing statement denying gang allegations: "I feel like that was the right thing to do at the right time."— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) April 2, 2014
DeSean jokes he may get RG3 to change from No. 10 to a different number. "Maybe I can get him to wear No. 3"— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) April 2, 2014
DeSean: "People will see the real DeSean Jackson and not the picture that was painted of me." #Eagles— Martin Frank (@Mfranknfl) April 2, 2014
DeSean was asked about Chip Kelly's first season as a NFL coach: "He did a great job. He had a great year. But I'm moving forward."— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) April 2, 2014
DeSean on playing Eagles: that will definitely be emotional, big game, but would like to say every game will be that way.— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) April 2, 2014
DeSean says DeAngelo Hall "is like a big brother to myself" despite their many onfield run-ins.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) April 2, 2014
DeSean says he will learn from this experience. "There are things I have done with me being immature." Says he is changed now #Eagles— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) April 2, 2014
I have a hard time buying the idea of a "changed" mentality for Jackson. Washington seems like a place that would tolerate [supposed] bad behavior before it would fix it. We'll see how it works for the Redskins.
And as for Jackson looking forward to playing the Eagles, you can sure bet he's not lying. But if Eagles players don't like DeSean as much as they supposedly do, they are going to love the chance to play him twice a year as well.