Jackson claims 'bad karma' got Chip Kelly fired by Eagles


What goes around comes around, according to former Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson after Chip Kelly lost his job last month.

Despite missing the play-offs for a second consecutive season, the Eagles surprised many when they announced the departure of head coach Kelly ahead of their NFL season finale.

Washington Redskins star Jackson, though, was not surprised by Philadelphia's move to fire the 52-year-old.

Jackson was released after Kelly's first season in 2013 before star team-mate LeSean McCoy was surprisingly traded to the Buffalo Bills last year having become the Eagles' all-time leading rusher.

Speaking to The MMQB.com of Kelly's sacking, Jackson said: "I'm a firm believer that bad karma comes back on you.

"When you ruin a team like that, you do things to peoples' families, you release people, you trade people, you get rid of good players who build something with the community, with the fans, with the kids -- to have a guy come in and change up the team like that, I just believe in karma.

"I don't have any bad words to say about him as far as what he feels he needs on his roster. But the guys that were on that roster created something special, from Jeremy Maclin to LeSean McCoy to Trent Cole to Todd Herremans and myself and Brandon Boykin; it goes on and on and on.

"When we were there we were a brotherhood. So for everyone to go their separate ways and to see how it all ended up, it's a very sad thing."