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Report: Eagles likely to tag Jackson...

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Risen Star, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly have no plans to let receiver DeSean Jackson hit the open market.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing unnamed sources, reported Sunday that the Eagles will use their franchise tag on Jackson if they can't reach a long-term deal with him before March 5, the deadline to use the tag on free agents. The first day teams can issue a franchise tender is Feb. 20.

    If Jackson plays the 2012 season under a franchise tender, he would be paid about $9.5 million for the season, the newspaper reported. The Eagles could also trade Jackson after it uses the tag on the receiver.

    Players can sign with new teams or be traded by their current teams beginning March 13, when the NFL's free-agent period begins.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7...ikely-franchise-wr-desean-jackson-report-says
  2. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Poor Jackson. Only 9.5 million for a loud mouth, crybaby, of a wide receiver.
  3. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Franchise tag works great for him - he gets paid, and then can still test the open market in a year's time.
  4. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    He won't like it. Players rarely ever do. They want that long term contract with the big signing bonus. One year deals offer no security and a guy as diminuitive as Jackson has to be worried about how long he can play in the league.
  5. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    But that's the Eagles way.....

    Recent history with the Eagle Management. If your not the QB you get traded when requesting a big contract.
  6. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Can the Eagles afford to pay him franchise money? I know they have that much under the cap, but I doubt he is the only FA they have.
  7. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Some team with no sense will step up and trade for him, giving him the big contract he wants.

    You'd have to have a pretty serious locker room to keep him in line otherwise, imo.
  8. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    Hahah, great. He was terribad last season.
  9. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    yep - they are in good shape. Jackson is going nowhere. They know it, he knows it.
  10. Cowboys&LakersFan

    Cowboys&LakersFan Benched

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    Another stupid decision by their FO. Their FO isn't any better than ours.
  11. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    considering all the trouble he caused I am surprised they want him around at all.
  12. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Because he really didn't cause all that much trouble.
  13. Cowboys&LakersFan

    Cowboys&LakersFan Benched

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    He ruined their season.
  14. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    :laugh2:

    No.
  15. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I love this.

    If people think he gave a half hearted efforted at times last year wait till you see what he does this year if he's franchise tagged.

    That dude won't take any risks at all with just a franchise tag o him. I love it.
  16. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Exactly..he could be a clubhouse cancer...it's not as well documented like he would be in Dallas..he would be in the news daily here with his tactics
  17. SkinsHokieFan

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    The Iggles have 14 M in cap room

    9.5 would suck up a good chunk of that room
  18. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, there's not much media attention in Philadelphia.

    This is a well kept secret only us Cowboys fans know.
  19. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    :bow: :bow:

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