“I mean, it’s a surprise for sure,” LeSean McCoy said Saturday of the former Eagles' Pro Bowl receiver. “I think anyone that tells you that they’re happy with it is … I don’t know how honest that would be.”
And now Jackson took to Instagram to pay back the shout-out and thank his former teammate for his support, reports NJ.com.
Jackson posted a picture of the two with the following caption, insinuating McCoy is "the only real one" of his former teammates.
"MY BRO THE ONLY REAL ONE !! REAL FRIENDS STAND UP IN REAL TIMES !! LUV LIL BRA !! WE GONNA HAVE A BALL PLAYING AGAINST EACH OTHER GONNA B DIFFERENT BUT WE GOTTA BATTLE !! "
MY BRO THE ONLY REAL ONE !! REAL FRIENDS STAND UP IN REAL TIMES !! LUV LIL BRA !! WE GONNA HAVE A BALL… http://t.co/fwBigqRUHS
— Desean Jackson (@DeSeanJackson11) April 13, 2014
McCoy is one teammate who was really close with Jackson during his time in Philadelphia. The Pro Bowl running back recently wondered why teammates who have been interviewed over the past two weeks have not come out in support of Jackson. And how that deafening silence may be a sign they were glad to see Jackson go.
"I think anybody that tells you that they’re happy about it, I don’t know how honest that would be," McCoy said recently to Eagles 24/7. "So when you say he didn’t bond with the team, I don’t know what that means because I was a teammate and we bonded."
The Eagles released the 27-year-old Jackson last month following reports the team had concerns about Jackson's off-the-field issues, including the company he kept and his relationship with head coach Chip Kelly.