News broke on Sunday night of a report stating that DeSean Jackson will receive the franchise tag from the Philadelphia Eagles, thereby barring him from becoming an unrestricted free agent.
The exact words of Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jeff McLane, who broke the story, were
“The Eagles are going to franchise DeSean Jackson, count on it.”
McLane cites league sources as saying that team will not let Jackson walk away from the organization without it receiving some compensation for him.
The move is not about the team wanting to retain Jackson in 2012, but rather to wanting to retain control over the situation.
Jackson would be due $9.5 million dollars under the tag. It is believed that after tagging the Pro Bowl wideout, the Eagles will seek to trade him to one of several teams likely interested in his talents.
This would be one hell of pay raise for Jackson, who received only $685,000 in 2011.
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