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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 now?
According to Eagles’ GM Howie Roseman, the Philadelphia Eagles have every intention of signing DeSean Jackson to a long term contract. However, if you actually look at the situation rationally, you’ll realize they have already had a full year to do just that. Ever since the NFL ratified a new collective bargaining agreement, the Eagles could have locked Jackson up and kept him an Eagle for the foreseeable future. But they have not done that.
I am quite sure that part of that is because of agent Drew Rosenhaus’ assertion that Jackson is a top 5 Wide Receiver, while the Eagles believe his value lies some...
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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...
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This was originally slated to be about five free agents, but in all honesty, the Philadelphia Eagles don’t need to sign free agents like that. Not this year. Not after last year.
Free agency is fun to talk about and the rumors provide a lot of entertaining conversation, but it is just not the way to truly build a strong football team. Free agency...
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...
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...
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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...
Fallen College Football Star, Marcus Vick finally turned himself in to the Newport News sheriff Sunday night.
The 27-year-old Newport News native and younger brother to Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Michael Vick had been sought on a bench warrant for repeatedly failing to appear in court to answer to a two-year-old traffic charge. Now he’s serving 10 days for contempt; with...
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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