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News and Notes : DeSean Jackson Cut By Eagles, Miggy Cabrera Inks 10-Year $292 Million Extension and Johnny Manziel


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DeSean Jackson, Miguel Cabrera and Johnny Manziel highlight the Friday edition of The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine’s news and Notes.

 

  • Eagles Cut WR DeSean Jackson : After rumors of being linked to Los Angeles-area gangs per NJ.com, the Philadelphia Eagles cut Pro Bowl wide receiver/return specialist, DeSean Jackson. The 27-year-old Jackson, who was two years into a five-year contract extension, caught 82 passes for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns for the Eagles. Now without their top playmaker, the Eagles have been linked in various mock drafts to target Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews as a replacement.  Jackson, now a free agent has already been linked to the Jets, Patriots, Panthers, Seahawks and 49ers as teams rumored be interested in landing the former Cal standout.

 

  • Tigers Sign 1B/DH Miguel Cabrera to 10-Year $292 Million Deal : In a record-breaking move that shattered the sports landscape, the Detroit Tigers inked first baseman Miguel Cabrera to a jaw-dropping ten-year extension worth a reported $292 million. A two-time AL MVP and Triple Crown winner, Cabrera hit .348, 44 home runs and 137 runs batted in. Perhaps the best natural hitter in the game, Cabrera had an on-base percentage of .442 and a slugging percentage of .636

 

  • Johnny Manziel Dazzles At Texas A&M Pro Day : Part NFL marketing genius, pro day and a media spectacle rolled into one, in which former U.S. President George H.W. Bush attended, Heisman Trophy quarterback Johnny Manziel dazzled NFL scouts and executives Thursday. In front of 75 officials from 30 teams, Manziel may have all but solidified his case for the top overall spot, making Houston’s problem—that much bigger.  In full shoulder pads and a helmet, Manziel completed 63-of-65 passes in front of a contingent that included eight general managers and eight head coaches. Projected to in the top five, Manziel could go as high as number one overall to the home-state Texans or as low as number eight to the Minnesota Vikings.

 

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Robert D. Cobb
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