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Over the weekend, the Philadelphia Eagles used their franchise tag on DeSean Jackson
Days after Plaxico Burress publicly stated he wanted to play for the Philadelphia Eagles, the team placed the franchise tag on DeSean Jackson. They issued the following statement:
“We want DeSean to be an Eagle for the long haul and this is a step in the right direction to accomplish that. DeSean is a talented player and a proven playmaker in this league and we look forward to him continuing his career in Philadelphia. It’s our understanding that he has the same desire. We will continue our efforts on getting a long-term deal done with him.”
Could we really see Burress and Jackson on the edges in Philly? No, the team could likely only handle one salary and certainly only one malcontent. So it would appear they have chosen Jackson.
Or have they? Do they really want a player who carried such poor effort, work habits and attitude for another year? Especially one demanding a long-term deal being signed to one year for roughly $9 million as would be required by the franchise tag?
No. The tag gives them bargaining power to get a good trade for him. But given his troubles, they may very well be stuck with him. Over the week, I will look at the limited number of potential trading partners Philadelphia has and the receiver competition that may drive his price down…
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The Philadelphia Eagles have used the franchise tag on disgruntled wide receiver DeSean Jackson—but don’t be fooled, he will be out of Philly faster than he can run a 40-yard-dash.
Conventional wisdom shows us when a team tags a player, it means the organization wants them to stick around and usually has intentions of working on a long-term deal...
How much interest do the Eagles have in LB Dan Connor?
It’s a refrain you have heard–and likely said–many, many times. In order for the Eagles defensive to have a chance in 2012, the team must make some major improvements at the linebacker position.
Whether it be through the draft, free agency, or both, the Birds cannot ignore this need. It is screaming for attention.
The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have signed LB Monte Simmons.
An undrafted free agent signing of San Francisco in 2011, Simmons (6-3, 226) spent his entire rookie campaign on the 49ers practice squad. A four-year defensive end at Kent State, the 23-year-old finished his collegiate career with 21.5 sacks, three shy of the school record. He earned second-team All-MAC...
Remember Michael Vick’s epic 30th birthday party two years ago? Of course you do. That was the one that resulted in a parking lot shootout and one of Vick’s co-defendants in his dog fighting case being shot in the leg after birthday cake was allegedly smashed in someone’s face. According to a report Saturday by the Daily Press, that wasn’t the only fun that went down at the...
DeSean Jackson, wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles holds his future and possible the future of this Eagles incarnation in his hands this season if he winds up signing and playing out his franchise tender.
So the Philadelphia Eagles have finally made the move that everyone expected, and franchise tagged DeSean Jackson. So the big question is what will the Eagles do with him...
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A few weeks ago, we discovered that Ron Jaworksi would no longer be part of ESPN’s Monday Football Lineup. Instead, Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico will man the MNF booth as a duo.
While the news initially seemed to be a smack in the face to Jaws, he was given a 5-year contract extension by the sports network. And now we have some idea of what some of his new...
Crazy thought for the day: If Houston defensive end Mario Williams becomes a free agent, would the Philadelphia Eagles go after him?
I’ve been watching the Texans and how they handle the situation with Arian Foster and Mario Williams. My thinking was that there wouldn’t be any chance that either would hit the free agent market, especially Foster.
"Never eliminate Andy Reid in the quest for a quarterback. He loved RG3 @ the combine."
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Soon to be unrestricted free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress joined Adam Schein and Rich Gannon on SiriusXM NFL Radio Tuesday morning to talk about his upcoming free agency situation and talk about a few teams that he would be interested in playing for.
After Burress was asked about the possibility of playing for the New York Jets, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and the...
Another off-season and another possible Plaxico Burress return to the New York Giants. Haven't we gone through this routine before?
It's that time of year when Burress— the former Giants receiver who caught the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl XLII, shot himself in the leg, spent 20 months in jail then signed with the New York Jets— tells everyone about the prospect...
By Christina Rivers
It was 2001. The Pittsburgh Steelers had drafted two wide receivers in the first round the previous two years (Troy Edwards and Plaxico Burress). The Steelers were targeting defensive linemen, and for the first time since 1990, they ended up doing something they very seldom ever do; trading down. The result was that the man they wanted - Marcus Stroud out...