After weeks of speculation, the Eagles announced Friday that they’ve parted ways with receiver DeSean Jackson. According to the Eagles, they informed Jackson of their decision to release him after “careful consideration.”

The announcement came soon after a chilling NJ.com report stated that the Eagles were concerned with “Jackson’s continued association with reputed Los Angeles street gang members who have been connected to two homicides since 2010.”

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“They are concerned about having him around the younger players,” a source told NJ.com.

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While Jackson had been questioned about his work ethic, his apparent want of a new contract just two years into a $48.5 million deal, and about…

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