Roundup: Jackson wants to catch passes, not flak

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson exchanged barbs in the media with former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb last week. Now, according to The Philadelphia Daily News, he’s done talking about anyone who is not currently on Eagles’ roster.

However, the 23-year-old Pro Bowl receiver and punt returner’s comments — which included saying that the team wouldn’t miss McNabb — brought to the surface the diva tendencies that followed him out of Cal when the Eagles drafted him in 2008.

“They think I’m the new T.O.,” he told the newspaper, referring to Philadelphia’s former star wideout Terrell Owens, who had his own conflicts with McNabb.

Fans in Philadelphia hope future comparisons to Jackson and Owens only come in terms of production on the field.

Other news making its way Around the Web on Saturday:

  • Harvey Steinberg, attorney for suspended Texans LB Brian Cushing, told the Houston Chronicle about his client’s drug-testing timeline and why he thought they would win on appeal.
  • Niners tight end Vernon Davis, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, is not focused on getting a new deal before the start of the season. “All I’m worrying about is getting to where I want to go, staying at the top of my game and breaking more records,” he told the Sacramento Bee. “That’s where my priorities are at the moment.”
  • Titans running back Chris Johnson, who has been skipping the team’s voluntary workouts because he’s looking for a new contract, was a guest at teammate Nate Washington‘s youth football camp in Ohio last weekend. Johnson has been working out on his own in Florida and Washington told the Tennessean he’s “thicker, stronger looking.”
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