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Report: Eagles plan to franchise DeSean Jackson

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DeSean Jackson isn’t going anywhere, at least not until the Eagles can get something for him in return.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the team will place the franchise tag on Jackson. They may still look to see what Jackson could attract in a trade.

The news doesn’t come as a surprise. It would only be a surprise if the team and Jackson work out a long-term deal at any point this year. It is far more likely Jackson plays under his one-year contract in Philadelphia or gets dealt to another team.

Jackson said shortly after the season he would be fine playing with the tag. If that’s the case, he would be wise to sign it quickly so the Eagles can’t rescind the tag if they fail find a trade partner.

Philadelphia has twice rescinded the franchise tag in similar situations. They did it with defensive tackle Corey Simon in 2005 and Jeremiah Trotter in 2002.

The Eagles have room to carry Jackson’s salary, which is expected to be less than $10 million. Despite all the difficulties he had last season, ultimately Jackson is too valuable to simply let him walk away.

Especially when 2012 is the ultimate “win or else” season for coach Andy Reid.

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  1. phillyphever says: Feb 12, 2012 9:40 PM

    Great, another year with this headcase. Rather get Dwayne Bowe.

  2. popdawg99 says: Feb 12, 2012 9:49 PM

    He is too valuable to let walk away without getting anything for him, but he is not valuable enough to warrant $9-10 million a year.

  3. LoCoSu@%s says: Feb 12, 2012 9:52 PM

    I hope he signs that tender quickly, easiest $10 mil he ever saw

  4. yevrag3535 says: Feb 12, 2012 9:53 PM

    Good, hope he outlasts fat boy….

  5. sj39 says: Feb 12, 2012 9:54 PM

    Wow, the things they do. Is there a dumber team in the NFL right now? Redskins maybe?

  6. daknight93 says: Feb 12, 2012 9:56 PM

    Eagles are setting up trade offers, he isn’t worth 9-10m per year…He’s gonna be with another team next season thru a trade.

  7. kspells12345 says: Feb 12, 2012 9:58 PM

    Glad to see sanity prevailed. At least he can’t walk away for free.

  8. trbowman says: Feb 12, 2012 10:01 PM

    If a team wants DeSean Jackson, just draft Arkansas’ Jarius Wright.

  9. myvickinabox14 says: Feb 12, 2012 10:03 PM

    I agree. Go out and get Bowe. Bowe and Maclin is much better than Jackson and Maclin

  10. canetic says: Feb 12, 2012 10:10 PM

    Andy Reid is begging to be fired next year

  11. gb4mn0 says: Feb 12, 2012 10:11 PM

    And here I was hoping he’d be a free agent so the dummies in MN would overpay this diva to come in an further poison their already diseased locker room.

  12. lunarpie says: Feb 12, 2012 10:14 PM

    I can’t wait until the savage media in Philly get to interview DeSean. If he’s not happy with this he’ll simply let it show in his play like a little baby. Trade him!!!

  13. goldrush36 says: Feb 12, 2012 10:20 PM

    This is a risky move for Phili. He is obviously at odds with the organization. With his production drop off, Al Davis gone and Washington in the same division I think they will be hard pressed to find a trade partner

  14. berniemadoffsides says: Feb 12, 2012 10:24 PM

    The most overrated, one-dimensional WR in the NFL. Deep threat and nothing else. Maclin’s twice the WR Jackson is.

  15. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 12, 2012 10:25 PM

    Once he realized at the end of the season that his value was down to nothing, he realized that the Iggles even CONSIDERING to tag him was doing JACKSON a favor. He’ll sign the tender immediately. He was practically begging to be tagged back in November ha.

  16. dmq13 says: Feb 12, 2012 10:27 PM

    While Trotter and Simon werent all that great for the teams that picked them up after the eagles rescinded the tag…David Akers transition tag was rescinded and he went over to the 49ers and had yet another probowl year!

  17. mcjon22 says: Feb 12, 2012 10:28 PM

    Andy Reid truly is clueless. Who’s gonna trade for this head case AND give him a new contract? Especially when they can get Vincent Jackson, Marcus Colston, or Reggie Wayne for nothing. Cut your losses and move on

  18. raiderlyfe510 says: Feb 12, 2012 10:32 PM

    LOL, ain’t nobody trading for him. He seems like the type of player to get his 2nd Contract and pack it in.

  19. riverhorsey says: Feb 12, 2012 10:36 PM

    Screw Jackson, he’s not a team player.

  20. bobloblaw3 says: Feb 12, 2012 10:38 PM

    I’d be surprised if he remains with the Eagles. If he’s still asking for Fitzgerald money he’s not going to get it there. I’m thinking that the Eagles go after one of the other big free agent receivers this offseason.

  21. 6thsense79 says: Feb 12, 2012 10:46 PM

    Jackson is a young receiver and returner with incredible speed. He along with everyone on the Eagles except Shady McCoy had a down year. PFT is right. You can’t let him walk for nothing. This is one time where the franchise tag is fair to both parties. Jackson will be working on a true long term deal so I expect he’ll give it his all. The Eagles already got a pro bowl calibar from Jackson on the cheap so they’re playing with house money.

  22. eaglesnoles05 says: Feb 12, 2012 10:46 PM

    Logical, and I am in agreement with the move. It’s the interceptions and fumbles that need to stop, not a change to the djax maclin combo. That’s a good pair who already know the offense thoroughly. And it’s only a 1yr commitment. Good call.

    I’d still like to see colston, rather than bowe, in this offense anyway.

  23. thetooloftools says: Feb 12, 2012 10:48 PM

    I wish him only the best.

  24. steelerhypocrite says: Feb 12, 2012 10:51 PM

    You just can’t let a high character guy like him leave…of course it’s all relative, considering Vick is your QB.

  25. dachozen1 says: Feb 12, 2012 10:52 PM

    DeSean, the Eagles organization has bent over backwards to not take care of you and your family. I dont know why you didnt try to force their hand and let you go.

  26. listenupcupcake says: Feb 12, 2012 10:55 PM

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. staff2cj4td says: Feb 12, 2012 10:57 PM

    hahaha how does a so-so punt returner drum up this much hype and interest?!?

    OH YEAH…..SOCIAL MEDIA AND ESPN!!

    after signing his contract, he should be booked for robbery!!

  28. eaglesnoles05 says: Feb 12, 2012 11:01 PM

    McJohn- I don’t know about Marcus Colston, but Marques Colston is a heck of a player!

  29. baldeaglejohnie says: Feb 12, 2012 11:01 PM

    Good move. he is still much faster then anybody in the league and a game changer. you don’t let that walk.

  30. saki1921 says: Feb 12, 2012 11:01 PM

    Didn’t think you could franchise and then trade a player….Hmmmmm every team should do that if that’s the case.

  31. bigblue1212 says: Feb 12, 2012 11:02 PM

    If you want a superbowl ring come to ny! Hahaha

  32. packerfan12 says: Feb 12, 2012 11:21 PM

    I am sorry, I am not an Eagles fan, but I have watched the Eagles on multiple occasions this year, and if I had the choice, would NOT sign him back. He was first of all a distraction over the course of the year, whining about how he’s not getting paid, but every time he was open over the middle would drop the pass in fear of getting hit. If you want to get paid like a big time receiver….BE A BIG TIME RECEIVER, show that you aren’t only a deep threat, but can do the dirty work.

    To me, Desean is simply another diva receiver. I wouldn’t touch this guy with a ten foot pole unless my team was in DIRE need of a receiver.

  33. bigjdve says: Feb 12, 2012 11:34 PM

    and the players complain about the franchise tag, what they forget about is when somebody gets this level of benefit for nothing.

  34. eaglebranded says: Feb 12, 2012 11:44 PM

    Half of you guys post need to turn the T.V. on and watch it for once . If I remember right he got a concussion crossing the middle. Not saying he goes there a lot but isn’t his job to stretch the field and draw double coverage ? To all the other people posting saying they want view or Vincent check the salary cap that can still happen. Franchising him was the cheapest way for them to go . Any day can be an athletes last why he can’t get paid for his services. Yeah I don’t agree with how he handled things . I also don’t agree with his sorry a.. agent Drew whom for some reason never gets the blame but seems to always be behind these young and old athletes that hold out and get there name tarnished. In my opinion he earned this money in his first two years . So next year when he produce to earn his next contract I don’t want to here you same people that are talking back on his bandwagon . P.S. I don’t blame him for being mad especially after the type of money they spent on Steve Smith sorry a.. I just wished he would have handled it better or had better direction. No excuses he his own man but when are people going to start looking at Mr. Drew who is always trying to get in locker rooms and destroy these young guys reputation at the same time feel up his bank account . Funny

  35. silverhornet says: Feb 12, 2012 11:50 PM

    Eagles always trying to squeeze picks out of player moves. Gee Philly, the haul for Kevin Kolb wasn’t enough for you? Greedy bastards! This one will backfire though. They tag him, nobody will show interest given the wr free agency market…

  36. dontouchmyjunk says: Feb 12, 2012 11:52 PM

    It only makes sense to tag him. Andy is on a make or break year. He has to go with what he knows. That means Vick and Jackson for one more season. They both have made magic before. They can do it again. People seem to be blind to the notion that 2011 might have been an off year for Jackson. Even so, he still came close to 1000 yards again. And still outproduced Maclin’s yardage like he does every year.

    Truth is, Jackson has to get more realistic about his worth, but that doesn’t mean he’s worth nothing. If the guy responds like he’s capable, he’ll get paid. And get paid handsomely.

  37. vman0626 says: Feb 12, 2012 11:59 PM

    the eagles don’t need this headache. yeah he
    has skills but he is a diva. get rid of him.

  38. ibangrocks4fun says: Feb 13, 2012 12:02 AM

    funny how quick people turn their backs on a guy who humiliated defenses on the regular. one bad season and now he’s a “worthless knucklehead.” the guy dropped CLUTCH passes that would have turned his crappy season to elite but he didn’t still doesn’t mean he’s worthless.

  39. howiehandles says: Feb 13, 2012 12:04 AM

    Why?

    No one is going to give the Eagles any extremely valuable for a diva who is afraid of going over the middle.

  40. justanotherdummy says: Feb 13, 2012 12:26 AM

    I do not care if he stays or if he goes. It doesn’t matter at all to me if he makes ten bucks or ten million. If he stays, then I hope he makes lots of touchdowns. If he leaves, the Eagles must replace him with somebody to make lots of touchdowns. As long as the Eagles have enough guys to score and kep the offense in high gear, I am happy. The players who do it are just mercenaries, the name on the back of the jersey does not really matter to me.

  41. jdrules6977 says: Feb 13, 2012 12:32 AM

    I agree that Jeremy Macklin is a great receiver; he is a 1.5 receiver what I mean is he can be an outstanding number 1 or a 2. With all the great receivers in free agency why keep a slightly better than average receiver that’s basically a number 3 receiver, this is a good reason why Philadelphia hasn’t won a Super Bowl. Andy Reid has been in Philly to long they should got rid of him a few years back with the Owens thing and also got rid of McNabb then they would have got a lot more for him then, coaches like Rob Ryan in Philadelphia would make a lot of sense a 3-4 defense and a power running game with a great qb like Michael Vick and you have a great team, and Rob Ryan can handle the press in Philly way better than Andy Reid has and will. Also they haven’t had a leader on defense since Brian Dawkins left and their defense is an average defense at best.

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  42. djstat says: Feb 13, 2012 12:36 AM

    Me-Sean is a loser by birth. Just like his coach

  43. bleedgreen4life says: Feb 13, 2012 12:41 AM

    They’re not going to give both Jackson and Shady long term deals this year and it would be the smarter move to tie up McCoy. He’s way more valuable to the offense.

  44. duncanthecat says: Feb 13, 2012 12:46 AM

    If he decides to start playing someones going to cake his brain again. Simply put with his history of concussions he’s more one dimensional than 2 yrs ago when he was supposed playing.

  45. eagleviking says: Feb 13, 2012 12:46 AM

    Eagles should keep him…stop the insanity and develop a SOLID offensive plan that utilizes Jackson’s skills with the other players…in other words, a balanced team approach! If it doesn’t work next year, there will be changes anyway…

  46. east96st says: Feb 13, 2012 1:18 AM

    Does this mean it’s another “Super Bowl or bust” season? Or does that never fall on the same year as a leap year? Between Philly and the Jets “winning” the Super Bowl so often, it’s really hard to keep track.

  47. dcfan4life says: Feb 13, 2012 1:19 AM

    Can someone please explain this move at all. All this guy is to a team is a fast guy who wont go over the middle and complains constantly. Philly is really gonne pay $10 million for a distraction. And unproductive receiver with a short shelf life due to his lack of height and unwillingness to cross the middle. Wes Welkers just as small, and he crosses the middle a lot. So does Victor Cruz. You know, team players. But hey, Desean Jackson isnt playing for himself right…

  48. fmwarner says: Feb 13, 2012 1:32 AM

    mcjon22 says: Feb 12, 2012 10:28 PM

    Andy Reid truly is clueless. Who’s gonna trade for this head case AND give him a new contract? Especially when they can get Vincent Jackson, Marcus Colston, or Reggie Wayne for nothing. Cut your losses and move on
    =================================

    Yeah. Because the other team always gets the better of Reid when the Eagles make a trade, right? If he doesn’t like the offers, they’ll rescind the tag or keep him.

  49. sloiggles says: Feb 13, 2012 1:55 AM

    If you look at Deseans numbers last season, they weren’t that far off his career average numbers. I say give him one more year to see if he can get it right. Sigh…wishful thinking

  50. beastup22 says: Feb 13, 2012 2:04 AM

    Desean

  51. stampnhawk says: Feb 13, 2012 2:25 AM

    From that picture, looks like he should spend some of that coin on updated threads.

  52. cannonballdookie says: Feb 13, 2012 2:45 AM

    Meh

  53. randomcommenter says: Feb 13, 2012 2:51 AM

    what’s the point of having 2 big money receivers when Vick can’t read a defense? That’s why Celek had a good second half.

    Vick went back to what he does, look at his #1, then run around and find the TE.

  54. gryphon1989 says: Feb 13, 2012 3:35 AM

    I gather Desean is the reason why the Eagles had such a poor season. Doubtful he deserves all the blame, more importantly I value him more than Dorenbos (longsnapper) that makes more than him. NFL contracts are made to be broken.

    DJax did not have a good year but neither did Reid whom has proven to be a consistently poor game manager. It was obvious from the beginning Castillo was overwhelmed, Reid should have took over the defensive calls when the games counted most but he’s beyond clueless when it comes to the defensive side of the ball.

    Some things Desean did not do:

    Hire Castillo
    Tackle someone from the defensive side of the ball
    Draft a LB
    Hire Castillo
    Place blame on Akers, McNabb,McDermott
    Draft undersized D-lineman
    Lose 5 games after leading in the 4th qtr
    Lose 9 out of the last 16 home games (10 if you include the playoff loss to G Bay)

    Everyone’s entitled to their opinion but if you believe 8-8 is sufficient see you next year same time same channel same complaint.

  55. mimitaroo says: Feb 13, 2012 4:00 AM

    Jeff McLane also once said Eagles trading Mcnabb to the Raiders was a done deal.

  56. jenniferxxx says: Feb 13, 2012 4:43 AM

    This pretty much locks up the Superbowl again this year. Dream Team 2.0 … look out NFL.

  57. tomdrec42 says: Feb 13, 2012 5:37 AM

    ARE Y’ALL SERIOUS. BOWE OVER JACKSON? That fool can catch, he just big. Y’all rather go after Reggie wayne or Vincent Jackson both old, especially Reggie Wayne then have a young rare talent like Jackson. He had a bad season and still almost got 1000yards receiving. Have y’all already forgot what djack have done the past seasons before this? He is young its not like he is declining he wanted to get paid who can blame him. Pro bowl player makin less this 1mil a year. Only way signing Reggie wayne or Vincent Jackson would make us better will b if djack is still on the team.

  58. KIR says: Feb 13, 2012 5:46 AM

    How many concussions has Desean had? The guy is a Top 5 receiver and game changer. He proved that over the 3 previous seasons risking multiple concussions. You all should be complaining about the Eagles not playing the man. It’s a 2 way street. Teams can’t cut underperforming players and demand players who have outperformed their contract honor a garbage 4 year 3 mill rookie deal. He’s easily worth 10 mill a year.

  59. eagleswin says: Feb 13, 2012 6:35 AM

    Jackson made it clear last year. You can pay him but you can’t make him play unless he’s happy. He made it clear that the only thing that would make him happy is a long term contract.

    He’ll be happy to take your money but get used to more alligator arms and him only running deep down the sideline while he refuses to go over the middle.

    DeSean is one of the reasons this is a make or break season for Reid. How do you reward a guy who has done his best to sabotage the team because he wasn’t getting his way?

  60. mpayne12 says: Feb 13, 2012 6:36 AM

    Haha I can already see this turning into a disaster. Glad to know the eagles are already starting out the 2012 campaign with bad ideas!

  61. tombrookshire says: Feb 13, 2012 6:37 AM

    They use their heads when they should use their hearts in some matters – Dawkins, and use their hearts when they should use their heads, i.e., Castillo. The Eagles are a friggin mess and it’s really hard to tell where in that 13 year continuum of Reids career in Philly that happened, but after the SB the team seemed to steadily decline, with bad drafts, injured free agents and increasingly hiring coaches from within the staff, rather than getting a fresh point of view from outside the org.

  62. purplecrowe says: Feb 13, 2012 7:12 AM

    Not a top-10 WR, not even close. Not a franchise-tag worthy player, not even close. Philly already has a better all-around wide-out in Maclin (if he stays on the field) and he doens’t come with all the headaches. If you want to pay $9-10 for a 50 catch, decent return guy, pain in the ass, good luck with all that…

  63. mikea311 says: Feb 13, 2012 7:35 AM

    I cant wait to see which dumbass team actually trades for this frail headcase.

    I hope the Eagles get stuck with him.

  64. imopen7 says: Feb 13, 2012 7:38 AM

    VY is extremely happy about this…..one peice of the dream team staying in place!

  65. phillyrick22 says: Feb 13, 2012 7:49 AM

    This just makes life a little easier on the offence. Defenses will still place their safeties 20 yards deep to cover the deep ball. All this does is create space for tight-ends and rbs to recieve short passes and turn them into long gains. Shady will continue to have room in the running game in order to break long runs. All this team needs is a defense…

  66. worldwidebleater says: Feb 13, 2012 7:56 AM

    Get ready for another year of a pissed off MeSean.

  67. 7to10for6allday says: Feb 13, 2012 8:16 AM

    I’d rather have bowe or vjax. Sign and trade djax.

  68. cleverbob says: Feb 13, 2012 8:36 AM

    They already did this during training camp last season. Oh wait, thought that headline said ‘disenfranchise’.

  69. chalkruz1989 says: Feb 13, 2012 8:43 AM

    Smart decision for the Philadelphia Eagles. Give him his money but still leave the option of trading him. DeSean Jackson might not have had the stat heavy year they hoped for but he still gives that offense his presence and opposing defenses must account for him. You really think Brent Celek, Jason Avant, and Riley Cooper are threats? They get open only due to the threat of the deep ball and they reap the rewards.

  70. lbdpatch says: Feb 13, 2012 8:46 AM

    Based on all of your comments then Chris Johnson cried and held out and was a bust after getting paid. Osi held out and was a bust this year without getting paid,Let him walk.Lets not forget Revis. Djax manned up at the end and finished the season well.Oh wait didnt Vincent Jackson hold out and cry like a little bitch and we saw what a great season he had,Dud…

  71. oldbyrd says: Feb 13, 2012 8:53 AM

    I bet the Rams are interested.

  72. bangitfootball says: Feb 13, 2012 8:57 AM

    10 million for DeSean Jackson LOL. This team is a joke from the top down.

  73. lbdpatch says: Feb 13, 2012 8:58 AM

    jdrules6977 says:Feb 13, 2012 12:32 AM

    I agree that Jeremy Macklin is a great receiver; he is a 1.5 receiver what I mean is he can be an outstanding number 1 or a 2. With all the great receivers in free agency why keep a slightly better than average receiver that’s basically a number 3 receiver, this is a good reason why Philadelphia hasn’t won a Super Bowl. Andy Reid has been in Philly to long they should got rid of him a few years back with the Owens thing and also got rid of McNabb then they would have got a lot more for him then, coaches like Rob Ryan in Philadelphia would make a lot of sense a 3-4 defense and a power running game with a great qb like Michael Vick and you have a great team, and Rob Ryan can handle the press in Philly way better than Andy Reid has and will. Also they haven’t had a leader on defense since Brian Dawkins left and their defense is an average defense at best.

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    Rob and Rex Ryan together aren’t half the coach their father was. Philly does not want Rob. Look how bad the Dallas defense was this year.

  74. ssgg2299 says: Feb 13, 2012 9:18 AM

    The actual value of DeSean Jackson to the Eagles offense cannot be portrayed through statistics alone. While he nearly amassed 1000 yards, again, he should be credited with an assist for each yard that LeSean McCoy ran for this past season. His speed alone scares defenses, and ALWAYS draws a double team. Shady wouldn’t have been as productive if DeSean wasn’t drawing a safety out of the box each play. Obviously Shady had a great year, but DeSean’s impact on the OVERALL offense cannot be overlooked. Additionally, check out Brent Celek’s statistics this past year and realize that he was also a beneficiary from DeSean opening up the middle of the field. Simply put, he is very much needed for the Eagles offense to fly.

  75. abninf says: Feb 13, 2012 9:27 AM

    dontouchmyjunk says:

    That means Vick and Jackson for one more season. They both have made magic before.

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    What “magic” is this?

  76. pappert says: Feb 13, 2012 9:47 AM

    The tag is good thing. As it opens the door to a trade. And if he doesnt get traded then it means his value wasnt high enough. So basically he gets one payday year and he will have to prove himself yet again.
    The problem was the money before. Now hes gonna get about 13 mill. So maybe he will put forth full effort yet again and stretch the field like he used to.

  77. tailgatessportsbarandgrill says: Feb 13, 2012 11:23 AM

    Let him go now! He says he is fine playing under the tag but I think he is already spoiled fruit. His manager again Ruined a great talent and turned that talent into an unappreciated (Thank you for letting me play in the NFL and make excellent money)kind of player! Trade him and pick up Colston and Randy Moss………..

  78. n0hopeleft says: Feb 13, 2012 11:40 AM

    Great move! This should be enough for The Empty Trophy Case Clan to win double digit games, with a first round exit in the playoffs.
    AS USUAL.

    New York Giants = Superbowl 46 Champs for a reason: not having LOSERS like this on their squad.

  79. phillybirds says: Feb 13, 2012 11:42 AM

    during his time with the eagles before 2011, desean was responsible for many of our wins. sure he deserves money if he can put W’s in our record. we missed him this year

  80. sdffa11 says: Feb 13, 2012 11:42 AM

    ^”prove himself again?!”

    yes that really worked out well for us this year.

  81. n0hopeleft says: Feb 13, 2012 11:45 AM

    I wonder how Steve Smith (the one with a ring) feels right about now.

    I know how Giants fans feel about you, Steve!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAA!

  82. lbdpatch says: Feb 13, 2012 12:29 PM

    n0hopeleft says:Feb 13, 2012 11:40 AM

    Great move! This should be enough for The Empty Trophy Case Clan to win double digit games, with a first round exit in the playoffs.
    AS USUAL.

    New York Giants = Superbowl 46 Champs for a reason: not having LOSERS like this on their squad.

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    Isn’t this the same loser that punked a healthy Giants Defense to run back a kick to win with seconds left on the clock. In fact the Eagles scored 4 times In seven minutes that game.

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  83. bleedgreen11 says: Feb 13, 2012 2:22 PM

    “n0hopeleft says: Feb 13, 2012 11:40 AM

    Great move! This should be enough for The Empty Trophy Case Clan to win double digit games, with a first round exit in the playoffs.
    AS USUAL.

    New York Giants = Superbowl 46 Champs for a reason: not having LOSERS like this on their squad.”

    hey dummy, Victor Cruz = DJax reincarnated. He is already crying for more money, after one decent year.

    DeSean did many great things for our offense and I believe he can continue to do so. Franchising him was the smartest thing they could have done. No way you let him walk. Now they can look into trades for him, and if that doesn’t work out, he is going to bust his butt this year so he can get that fat contract he wants. Great move by the Eagles.

  84. granadafan says: Feb 13, 2012 7:01 PM

    Jackson’s hand was forced when the Eagles refused to talk about the contract situation. He didn’t say a word last year and was praised for the way he handled it and received…. nothing. Then the Eagles went out and signed a bunch of high priced and underperforming free agents without taking care of their own.

    This year he held out briefly and was promised by the president that if he returned the contract would be addressed, but not during a holdout. What happened? Nothing. DeSean has been lied to several times by the Eagles and I don’t blame for getting out of Dodge ASAP. He has a QB made of glass and the coach will be fired anyways . Of course, DeSean’s behavoir the last season didn’t do him any favors.

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