Found February 20, 2012 on Eagles Addict:
Photo: Let the franchise tagging begin!  Today is the first day of a two-week period where the Philadelphia Eagles can designate DeSean Jackson as their franchise player for the 2012 season. Over the past month, there have been several reports and much speculation that the Eagles will, in fact, use the tag on Jackson.  The thinking is simple: the two sides are far apart in contract negotiations and Jackson is too valuable to just let walk away. Plus, using the tag on him buys time for further negotiations in hopes to finally reach a deal.  Or, as many believe as well, it will allow the Eagles to listen to trade offers for him. As I’ve maintained all along, I’m of the opinion the Eagles should re-sign him long term, I just don’t think they will due to financial disparities.  Therefore, to me, the Eagles have three options: re-sign him to a long-term deal, trade him, or let him walk away. However, there is a fourth option. The fourth option would be to place the...

Let the Tagging Begin!

Starting today, the Philadelphia Eagles and the 31 other teams in the NFL have two weeks to apply to franchise tag to  one player who would otherwise be a free agent. For Philadelphia, the coming two weeks translate to a single question: Will the team franchise DeSean Jackson? And this question begs yet another query: If the Eagles do apply the franchise tag to Jackson, will...

Asante Samuel Takes to Twitter to Ponder Where He Will Be Traded

Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel has never been one to be quiet when displeased. After Eagles general manager Howie Roseman spoke broadly about having a “surplus” at the CB position when questioned about Samuel’s future with the team, Asante decided to take matters into his own hands. He took to Twitter to ask fans where he should go if the Eagles decide...

Cullen Jenkins takes one for the team...

It's just another reason DT Cullen Jenkins is becoming one of my fave Eagles...added to his 40 tackles and 5.5 sacks last year...and the Super Bowl ring he wears from the Packers...and the fact he has quietly emerged as the team's veteran leader in the clubhouse.Jenkins was so intent on staying with the Eagles that he didn't mind restructuring his contract Tuesday....

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Asante Samuel fans trade speculation with tweet

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