Eagles quarterback Nick Foles didn’t expect to lose his No. 1 receiver, DeSean Jackson, and didn’t see it coming before the Eagles sent Jackson packing.

“You know, it’s surprising,” Foles told CSNPhilly.com. “But at the same time, you learn that it’s a business. It’s a tough business, at times. We develop a lot of friendships on a team and I’ve had many of my close teammates let go. It’s very tough, but at the same time, you know it’s part of the game, part of the business.”

Despite talk that Jackson was a trouble maker in the locker room, Foles said he never saw any of that.

“He was a great teammate to me,” Foles said. “We had a great relationship on and off the field. Everybody has other things going on, but to me personally, I really enjoyed playing with him and I’m excited that he landed on his feet. He’s a heck of a player.”

Now he’ll be a heck of a player for Philadelphia’s NFC East rival in Washington.

So... that's LeSean McCoy and Nick Foles who have gone on record saying DeSean was a great teammate. Then we have unnamed anonymous sources who say DeSean was a locker room cancer...

Have to say though, I'm impressed by Foles here. It's hard to gauge his personality but he always seemed like a company man to me; always touting the business line. Was surprised to see him not only speak about the issue, but defend DeSean. Now if we could only hear from a certain coach, GM, or football organization...