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Jackson Wants To Remain An Eagle

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson didn't need an explanation for why he was taken out of the game in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Patriots. Nor does he want one.

Jackson, much like the rest of the Eagles, wants to put the Patriots game in the rear-view mirror and get ready for the cross-country trip to Seattle to face the Seahawks.

"It's a new week. We're moving on," Jackson said after the team walkthrough. "We're all focused on what we need to do. We have five games left and we'll give it our best effort."

In the two games since his deactivation for missing a team meeting against Arizona, Jackson has 10 catches for 161 yards. He also had a 51-yard punt return against the Giants. But he did have a 50-yard reception nullified by a taunting penalty vs. New York and was not on the field with his teammates for the end of the Patriots game.

Jackson's rookie contract expires at the end of the season and on Monday he was asked point blank whether he wants to be an Eagle beyond this season.

"Yes sir," Jackson said. "That's where I'm at and this is what I love to do, play football, regardless of what the case may be."

In the past two games, Jackson has worked with Vince Young at quarterback due to Michael Vick's injury. Vick missed Monday's walkthrough. If Young has to start a third-straight game, Jackson said that he hopes there will be improved chemistry between the two players.

"Every game we have together improves the timing, route running, things like that within the offense and the scheme," Jackson said. "It gives him a little more time for him to get acclimated and be comfortable. Hopefully, it'll show off on Thursday."

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