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The Philadelphia Eagles made a lot of moves on Wednesday in terms of rewarding some of their own with big contracts, roster moves and contract extensions. Here’s a rundown:
He finally got his deal
The biggest news of the day is by far the 5-year, somewhere near $50 million contract (reported numbers range from $47.5-50 million) of Pro Bowl WR DeSean Jackson, including $50 million in guaranteed money. He was tagged last month was expected to sign his franchise tender this week. Instead, he did one better and signed a new deal.
Trent Cole extends his stay
DE Trent Cole received a 4-year extension from the Eagles, extending his stay in Philly through 2017. I don’t have details on the figures but the structure of the deal is said to be very similar to the 3-year deal received by OT Todd Herremans on Tuesday.
I’m sorry Mr. Jackson
Wednesday marked the end of an era, as Philadelphia released the only player who remained from the 2005 Super Bowl team. That’s sad both because I liked Jackso...
BEST OF MAXIM
BAD IDEA BRAVADO
Speaking after signing his five-year, $51 million deal Wednesday, the Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson went out of his way to assure a Super Bowl berth for the team, adding, "The sky's the limit."
The National Football League did not provide official cap numbers to teams until Sunday evening. This meant that the 21 players around the league who received the franchise tag and their organizations were at a standstill without official numbers upon which to issue the tenders, including the Eagles and Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson.
That situation changed with the release of...
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson finally got his big payday - even if it came one year later.
The Eagles signed the Jackson to a five-year, $51 million contract Wednesday in a surprising move after Jackson sulked through much of last season.
"We are thrilled to be able to keep one of the NFL's top playmakers in Philadelphia," Andy Reid said in a news...
After their free agency spending spree got them nowhere last season, the Eagles have quietly gone about their business this year, trying to keep their own players in the fold, before turning their sights to improving from the outside.
One of those players is defensive end Trent Cole, and according to multiple sources, Philadelphia has put together a very nice extension for the Pro...
The Philadelphia Eagles signed franchised wide receiver DeSean Jackson to a 5-year deal on Wednesday, and as expected, the over-reaction was wide spread as to what it might mean to Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent Mike Wallace. The contract numbers are already out per Pro Football Talk and this is a classic example of why you have to judge a contract by the breakdown itself...
David Malandra Jr. — The Philadelphia Eagles Announced Wednesday that they Signed WR DeSean Jackson to New 5 Year Contract worth $51 Million through 2016.
Below is a Breakdown of the new Contract:
In 2012, Jackson gets $10 million to sign, along with a $750,000 base salary and a $250,000 workout bonus.
In 2013, Jackson receives a $6.75 million base salary, $4 million of which...
According to Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com, the Philadelphia Eagles have given defensive end Trent Cole a four-year, $53 million extension with $15 million guaranteed.
Cole is easily one of the most underrated defensive ends in the NFL and has certainly earned a nice pay-day from the Eagles.
Cole had 44 tackles and 11 sacks in 2011.
Defensive end Trent Cole has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Philadelphia Eagles. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Cole is among the most feared pass rushers in the NFL, collecting 55 sacks over the last five seasons, and locking him up with an extension was a top priority for the Eagles.
Who expected it to happen so soon? The Eagles removed DeSean Jackson’s franchise tag and gave the wideout a 5-year $47.5 million contract. The deal has $15 million in fully guaranteed money.
Per Talking 215 Sports,
Jackson is now scheduled to get a $10 million signing bonus combined with a base salary of $750,000 as well as a workout bonus of $250,000 in 2012. In 2013 Jackson’s...
The Eagles have agreed to terms with their 25 year old playmaker, DeSean Jackson on Wednesday. According to NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Jackson's five year deal is worth $48.5 million including $15 million guaranteed. Not sure how Eagles fans are going to react to this, the numbers seem a little bloated for the type of
Yesterday, the Eagles signed Todd Herremans to an extension, and it was reported that Trent Cole and the Eagles were close. Today, it became official.
“We are excited to be able to sign Trent to a new contract,” said Eagles head coach Andy Reid. “Trent plays the game with a level of tenacity that’s hard to replicate. He’s one of the premier defensive ends in the league...
The Philadelphia Eagles removed the franchise tag on DeSean Jackson Wednesday, signing him to a five-year, $48.5 million extension according to NFL sources. It was about $300,000 per year more than he would have earned as a franchise player, but no official statement has been made about guaranteed money.
Meanwhile, that tag remains on Drew Brees, who is obviously unhappy about its...