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Banner Wouldn't Have Made DeSean Deal?

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Joe Banner was talking to the Boston Globe over the weekend, and he apparently is not a fan of the deal the Eagles did with wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

Banner, of course, is no longer president of the team but is staying on as a special advisor to the owner until he finds a new position with another team.

According to the Globe, Banner is "having a good laugh" at Jackson's five-year, $47-million contract.

Mike Missanelli, of 97.5-FM "The Fanatic," said Monday morning on "Good Day" that Banner's reported thoughts on deal didn't surprise him.

"There was a rift in the organization that (Banner) didn't want DeSean Jackson anymore and Andy Reid did, and I really think that was one of the reasons he's been pushed out of this whole thing," Missanelli said.

"Andy Reid got tired of Joe Banner making decisions on players that he really wanted. So, it doesn't surprise me that he wouldn't have made that deal," the radio host said. "He was never one of DeSean Jackson's biggest fans. That's why he strung him out all last year."

When the news of Banner's departure was made public earlier this month, he made it a point to say that he still had a big role and still works for the team. Do these still remarks still sound like someone working within the team?

"No, I think at that point he was kind of push out of the DeSean negotiations, as (Jackson's agent) Drew Rosenhaus lauded Howie Roseman last week when they finally signed him," which Missanelli said was really "to say that Joe Banner wasn't great."

When "Good Day's" Mike Jerrick jokingly referred to Banner's remarks as "kerosene on a bridge," Missanelli said, "Exactly, yes."

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