DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy's careers with the Philadelphia Eagles both ended in unceremonious fashions, but the two don't seem ready to forget about the good times that the had with their original team.
Jackson, who will take on his former team this weekend when the Washington Redskins host the Eagles, spoke to the collective media Tuesday, including Jimmy Kempski of Philly Voice, and noted how he and McCoy still discuss their time with the team:
"Every day," Jackson said. "He sent me a message this morning to say, ‘Man, we was awesome together.’ I was like ‘Yeah, man. I miss playing with you.’ But you know, gotta live on, move on, and we definitely do. He actually sent me a picture this morning when he scored a touchdown in Philadelphia. We miss them days, but you live on, move on, but it’s unfortunate that things broke up the way they did. I think everybody is still happy and still doing what they need to do."
Individually, the two were among the greatest players that the Eagles have ever had at their positions. McCoy, statistically, is the greatest running back that the Eagles have ever had.
The two were teammates from 2009 to 2014, a period in which the Eagles didn't win a playoff game. Both spent six years with the organization, with McCoy rushing for a franchise record 6,792 yards between 2009 and 2014, while Jackson had over 6,000 receiving yards in his time with the team.
There's no question that the exits of the two franchise icons weren't not handled in an ideal way, and with the Chip Kelly era since ending, the two figure to eventually make up with the Eagles organization. Both had strong enough careers to eventually be inducted into the Eagles Honor Roll.
In 2016, McCoy has rushed for 447 yards in five games while averaging 5.3 yards per carry for the Buffalo Bills, which would be the highest average of his career. Jackson, on the other hand, has just 278 yards through the first five games of the season for the 3-2 Redskins.