Found March 02, 2012 on
We all know that the No. 1 need for the Philadelphia Eagles is a middle linebacker. And, for those of us familiar with Andy Reid, we know that the linebacker position is treated like a hemorrhoid that occasionally flares up and becomes a nuisance.
He sees it as a pain in the ass that will eventually pass if you do just enough to relieve the symptoms. However, he never invests in a cure for the ailment.
Heading into this offseason, I’ve believed that the Eagles’ plan of action for the MLB position would be to acquire a veteran free agent. I still believe that will be the plan, but the recent news of D’Qwell Jackson signing a five-year contract extension with Cleveland worth $42.5 million, with a reported $19 million in guarantees (or $10.4 mil if you believe this PFT report), makes me seriously lower my expectations come March 13th.
There is no way on God’s green earth that the Eagles will pay a linebacker that kind of money.
Jackson had a pretty decent year in 2011, but he wasn’t...
BEST OF MAXIM
It’s the first day of March and we know as little about the Eagles’ intentions regarding DeSean Jackson as we did in February. It is almost certain that the team will apply the franchise tag to Jackson. But beyond that will they keep him? Trade him? “Reports” have pointed to both scenarios.
Regardless of the ultimate outcome, some movement will come soon, as teams have only...
The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have placed the franchise tag on wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who was due to become a free agent on March 13.
"We want DeSean to be an Eagle for the long haul and this is a step in the right direction to accomplish that," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said in a team release. "DeSean is a talented player and a proven...
According to Tim McManus of 97.5 The Fanatic, the Eagles and DeSean Jackson have had dialogue the last several days. The Eagles have "some interest" in signing Jackson long-term, but it is unlikely that will happen.
The most likely scenario still has the Eagles slapping their franchise tag on Jackson and trading him.
The Eagles have placed the franchise tag on wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
GM Howie Roseman noted that the Eagles want to keep Jackson for the long haul, and this is the first step in doing so. The next step will be to work out a long-term deal for the dangerous young receiver. And the club does not currently intend on placing Jackson on the trading block, contrary to...
Philadelphia Eagles coach Greasy Neale shows his team film during a flight to Los Angeles to play the Rams in Sept. 1946. (Corbis)
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To the surprise of no one, the Eagles placed the franchise tag on wide receiver DeSean Jackson. This was something that had been talked about for a long time, and although I thought they might wait until closer to the deadline, it was a move I was just about certain they’d have to make.
The front office will continue to work with Drew Rosenhaus to work out a long-term deal and...
In spite of expectations to the contrary, it seems that wide receiver DeSean Jackson will quickly sign the franchise tag offer tendered by the Eagles earlier today, guaranteeing himself a one year contract worth an estimated $9.5 million in the process, and foregoing a chance to sign a lucrative long term deal on the open market.
Tim McManus of 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia first...
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Eagles on Thursday placed the franchise tag on wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
News out of Philadelphia this morning is that the Eagles are going to try and move pro bowl cornerback Asante Samuel to another team to free up cap space and make some changes in their defensive scheme. Moving Samuel will be difficult because he is an aging veteran (31) who did not have a very good 2011 season and is due $9.4 million dollars in 2012.
A few weeks ago, Samuel hinted...