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Report: DeSean will show up in camp Monday

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Last Sunday, several reports emerged regarding the holdout of Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson.  One report, from 6abc.com, said that Jackson would show up on Monday or Tuesday.  Another, from our enemy-turned-friend Howard Eskin of WIP and NBC 10, indicated that Jackson would arrive at some point in the coming week.

We reported that Jackson had no intention of showing up on Monday or Tuesday, and we generally had no reason to believe Jackson would show up before the deadline for doing so in order to get his fourth year of credit toward free agency.  And, as of Saturday, Jackson hasn’t shown up.

With the NFL and the NFLPA now pegging that deadline at August 9, Eskin reports that Jackson definitely will show up on Monday, August 8.  Eskin is unequivocal, explaining that Jackson will “absolutely, positively” report.

Eagles president Joe Banner recently told PFT Live that it would be in Jackson’s best short-term and long-term interests to report.  And it’s likely that negotiations would then commence on a long-term deal, especially after the team gave so much money to so many new players — and in light of the ongoing talks with quarterback Mike Vick regarding an extension of a one-year contract that already will pay him nearly $27 for every $1 Jackson will earn under his fourth-year minimum salary of $600,000.

Of course, an extension to Vick’s contract likely would be needed to create cap space, by reducing Vick’s $16 million cap number.  And with Vick looking at $16 million this year and a franchise tag number of $19.2 million in 2012, that’s $35 million over two years that Vick will want, just for starters.

Either way, with or without a contract, there’s no reason to believe Jackson won’t be coming back on Monday.  What happens next remains to be seen.

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33 Responses to “Report: DeSean will show up in camp Monday”
  1. connorchew says: Aug 6, 2011 12:43 PM

    i can’t wait for the season. get vick and jackson signed. i’m not an arrogant fan, but i’m very excited about our CHANCE to win a ring

  2. saturn1111 says: Aug 6, 2011 12:45 PM

    “it’s likely that negotiations would then commence on a long-term deal, especially after the team gave so much money to so many new players.”

    Didn’t Rosenthal just publish an article claiming that the Eagles recent splash didn’t spending all that much money?

    And didn’t PFT recently report that the Eagles are one of the teams that still has a pretty decent amount of cap space left?

    Apparently the truth is a fluid thing…

    Great picture of DeSean, btw.

  3. taron2in1 says: Aug 6, 2011 12:46 PM

    Running out of options…..I get it.

  4. volcom2143 says: Aug 6, 2011 12:54 PM

    Eskin sucks

  5. joshuavkidd says: Aug 6, 2011 12:55 PM

    When will you guys learn… Eskin doesn’t know anything. He said they would not trade mcnabb, he said they were looking to bring in favre he said Jackson would be in last week. The man doesn’t know jack about the eagles and never has when will the rest of you learn this?

  6. eaglesfan290 says: Aug 6, 2011 12:56 PM

    Eskin gets it wrong more often than not, if this was an Adam Caplan report I would buy it but Eskin mehhhh!

  7. 6ringsofsteel says: Aug 6, 2011 12:57 PM

    Quick questions. How many rings do the Eagles have? When did they last win a SB? Why are they so pathetic? We win games. Big games. TRY IT. lololololol 6

  8. FinFan68 says: Aug 6, 2011 1:04 PM

    When did his daily fines of $30K start?

  9. phillyisinvading says: Aug 6, 2011 1:08 PM

    he’ll be back. then they’ll pay him and vick at the same time.

    pre-season starts this weeeek.

  10. jaystop says: Aug 6, 2011 1:10 PM

    I don’t see how he would have any other option. He doesn’t make enough to absorb the 30k a day fines and he doesn’t want to forfeit this year towards free agency. Not to mention Lurie made it clear the organization doesn’t negotiate with absent players.

    He should have just showed up when camp started and trusted the organization would take care of him. He didn’t prove anything by sitting out a couple weeks; all he did was set himself back conditioning and chemistry wise.

  11. sullybleedsgreen says: Aug 6, 2011 1:12 PM

    All Eskin is doing is stating the obvious here. Desean has to report to camp By Tuesday Aug 9th to officially have his 4th year under his belt. If he does not report by then, he will be in the same position he is now next year.

  12. wizahdry says: Aug 6, 2011 1:16 PM

    I don’t see why players will bother holding out any more. Teams know they will show up in plenty of time before the regular season now. I don’t see where a 2-3 week hold out is going to scare a team into giving a player a new deal. Teams aren’t going to pay out the big bucks until it is absolutely necessary. If a player has a year on their deal left the team isn’t ponying up until the next year. Possible exception if it is QB or the best defensive player that’s about it. RB’s and WR’s shouldn’t even bother.

  13. greengob1in says: Aug 6, 2011 1:17 PM

    Drew Rosenhaus, the only thing you did was lose Desean more money for holding out.

  14. dcbassguy says: Aug 6, 2011 1:22 PM

    @6ringsof steel

    Your reply is exactly what is expected from you. Maybe you should worry more about your big bad tough players attacking reporters, and less about what the Eagles are doing. You make all Steelers fans look pathetic with your moronic replies.

    @FinFan68

    The fines started the 5th, the day after the CBA was ratified by the players.

  15. philyeagles5 says: Aug 6, 2011 1:25 PM

    $600,000 is a joke for what he has done in his short NFL career. he shouldve been paid already.

  16. dallassux says: Aug 6, 2011 1:35 PM

    6ringsofsteel says:
    Aug 6, 2011 12:57 PM
    Quick questions. How many rings do the Eagles have? When did they last win a SB? Why are they so pathetic? We win games. Big games. TRY IT. lololololol 6

    ———————————————————————————–
    “We win big games” ???? Another stiller fan who thinks he plays for them. What year did u jump on the bandwagon?

    We win big games……except the for the big game against the packers huh?

    And you’re screenname screams out “major tool”

  17. hobartbaker says: Aug 6, 2011 1:39 PM

    DeSean isn’t the biggest reciever in the game by any means, but he has huge, soft, hands.

  18. thericklly says: Aug 6, 2011 1:46 PM

    Looking real thin at wideout with him and maclin not practicing. Time to get to work.

  19. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 6, 2011 1:52 PM

    Who led the league in drops last year? D-Jack! And now he wants to re-do his contract? Oh well, the Eagles screwed up with T.O in this situation lets see if they get it right this time. Though I wouldn’t front-load a contract on a 175 lb #2 receiver/kick returner.

  20. whhaaat says: Aug 6, 2011 2:00 PM

    Pay the man, but just put a clause in the contract that he forfeits a million dollars for every time he celebrates before he gets in the endzone.

  21. drexelvol says: Aug 6, 2011 2:06 PM

    You realize Eskin is a huge dope that no one likes or respects in the Philly area, don’t you?

  22. chowface86 says: Aug 6, 2011 2:19 PM

    I really dont get why Freddy Ex isnt being brought up at all in free agency, the guy is a monster. Extreme deep threat, hands of glue over the middle. Forget Djacker, get FredEx and McNabb back if you want that ring Philly cheese steaks.

  23. scudbot says: Aug 6, 2011 2:52 PM

    saturn1111 says: “And didn’t PFT recently report that the Eagles are one of the teams that still has a pretty decent amount of cap space left? Apparently the truth is a fluid thing…” Solid take on that. Here’s something that’s not fluid: Packers have the
    best receiving core in the NFL for $15M while the Eagles are spending $12M on one aging guy who can only cover one.

  24. jchristophercollins says: Aug 6, 2011 2:55 PM

    Again, everyone thinks August 9 and $30k per day provide the Eagles with the leverage. That is just not the case here. The Eagles, I assume, can’t fine him more than his salary, and DeSean really shouldn’t care about $600k. I would think that he is looking for at least $20 million guaranteed. From a negotiating perspective, he actually gains the upper hand by not reporting on or before August 9. At that point, he has no incentive to play this year unless the Eagles restructure his agreement, and there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that he is underpaid. Once he does not report, and I assume that he would have done so already if he had any plans of showing up, the Eagles will need to provide him with the monetary incentive to play this year. It is an interesting situation, and I believe that most people in the media and public do not really understand that August 9 provides DeSean with more leverage than it provides for the Eagles.

  25. flagstaffphotos says: Aug 6, 2011 3:09 PM

    Shocking. Get over yourself Desean. You helped beat a couple of garbage teams in the Skins and the Giants, and you came up small in your home playoff loss. Do something when it counts and then let me know.

    Santonio Holmes is NFL royalty compared to guys like you.

  26. phillychzstk2012 says: Aug 6, 2011 4:09 PM

    not by choice unfortuantely. the Eagles will extend Vick. Make some cap room. Then make DeSean a happy camper. We need him, Maclin’s battling this “weird” illness. WE’VE GOT A NEED FOR SPEED on the outside.

  27. phillybirdgang1933 says: Aug 6, 2011 4:27 PM

    @flagstaffphotos
    compare the fist to your face….fly eagles fly on the road to being hated by you. yeah you hater..
    i wonder who have more haters george bush when he was around or the eagles as of two week ago?????
    bush gave ppl reasons??? the eagles just trying to improve, this city love em . we the fans will forgive & forget desean. GET TO WORK , YOU KNOW WE GOOD FOR IT…..

  28. phillyboy20 says: Aug 6, 2011 4:34 PM

    And didn’t PFT recently report that the Eagles are one of the teams that still has a pretty decent amount of cap space left?

    Apparently the truth is a fluid thing…

    PFT reported that the eagles were around 3 or 4 million under i think…Im guessing D-Jax is gonna want way more than that

  29. granadafan says: Aug 6, 2011 4:39 PM

    The guy deserves a contract that is up to the stature of his play and standing in the league. In other words, he deserves a huge raise.

  30. andyreidisfat says: Aug 6, 2011 5:17 PM

    All Drew Rosenhaus did was cost DeSean money. The sad part if Rosenhaus of all people knows the Eagles do not back down once a player holds out. I blame Rosenhaus for this in total. Jackson should know better than to have signed with this guy though.

    I have been saying this for awhile, but, its high time the NFL got tough on guys like Rosenhaus. These types of agents help no one but them selves. And make them selves famous. Rosenhaus is the king of the hold out and i am willing to guess in reality he has never once gotten a player more than if that player had just said hey can we do a new deal.

    I really hate these types of agents. They only hurt the fans with how they handle things.

    On a side note. Now that JAckson is back is the rest a of league getting even more scared ??? The Eagles are cming to get you NFC =-p

    P.S. Eskin is a joke who knows nothing. Almost every player in philly hates the guy. He one of our local media that makes the rest of us look so negative even though the fan base as a whole really isnt. Besides F WIP the mouth piece of the MINORITY of negative fans

  31. deedub1639 says: Aug 6, 2011 6:39 PM

    @jchristophercollins
    From a negotiating perspective, he actually gains the upper hand by not reporting on or before August 9. At that point, he has no incentive to play this year unless the Eagles restructure his agreement, and there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that he is underpaid. Once he does not report, and I assume that he would have done so already if he had any plans of showing up, the Eagles will need to provide him with the monetary incentive to play this year.
    #####################################
    Very astute, I think that is an accurate assessment. If he does not show up he can’t be a free agent next year. Which means he will be the property of the Eagles for two years at least. That said he would have no incentive at all to report until they redo his deal. You are right $600K is peanuts compared to what he will make if he stays out and I’m sure he would recover the entire amount when he signs. The Eagles do not have any leverage if he stays the course and holds out. They are “all in” this season. Without Jackson they would not be the favorites to win it all. Maybe Aso or DRC can play both ways.

  32. deedub1639 says: Aug 6, 2011 6:47 PM

    This tactic only works for the players that are at the top of their game on a team that must have them to achieve their goals. The NFL unwittingly may have made it more likely that players hold out.

    It cuts both ways though because after the player holds out the team doesn’t have to offer him the best deal. They are basically bidding against themselves.

  33. saturn1111 says: Aug 6, 2011 7:07 PM

    Phillyboy20 writes: PFT reported that the eagles were around 3 or 4 million under i think…Im guessing D-Jax is gonna want way more than that.

    I write: do you think he’ll want all of that this year? There are these things called signing bonuses. They don’t count against this year’s cap. There’s also the money he’s already scheduled to make, which does. Then there’s the bump they’ll give him this year, which can be far lower than their current cap space. Then there’s next yr’s cap, which can absorb a much bigger jump in d-jax’s pay.

    Think before you type.

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