Found March 04, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
Photo via 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 in the future.  This isn’t the case with these two sides. Philadelphia endured a meager year in 2011 with its explosive wide out, as he became almost entirely non-existent on the field at times, complained openly about his lack of a contract extension and was even slapped with a one-game suspension for missing a team meeting. Following the season, Jackson apologized to the organization and claimed he would happily accept the franchise tag. Well, he got his wish with the franchise tag, which guarantees him over $9 million in 2012.  That doesn’t guarantee his future in Philly, however. What the Eagles did is qu...

DeSean Jackson Franchised by Eagles: What is His Future in Philadelphia?

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...

Some Eagles players think the organization is trying to keep DeSean Jackson’s numbers

The Eagles slapped the franchise on DeSean Jackson earlier this week and Jackson is saying all the right things in regards to the move. Likewise, the Eagles as an organization is saying all the right things about Jackson’s long term future in Philly, but according to, some of Jackson’s teammates are leery of an organizational agenda when it comes to Jackson.They contend...

Eagles Sign Linebacker Monte Simmons

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...

Marcus Vick was served papers at Michael Vick’s violent 30th birthday bash

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 – Should He Stay or Should He Go?

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...

Ron Jaworski to Interview Eagles QB Mike Vick In New Version of Gruden’s Quarterback Camp

Image via Yahoo! Sports 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...

Eagles Franchise DeSean Jackson: DeSean a Perfect Fit in San Diego

The Philadelphia Eagles have placed the Franchise Tag on Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson. This will make Jackson an Eagle for at least one more season at the cost of $9.4 million on the Franchise Tag. The Eagles have come out and said that they will be listening to offers for him but also intend on trying to get a long-term contract in place for Jackson. “We want DeSean to be an...

Philadelphia Eagles Free Agency 2012: Could Mario Williams Be a Target?

Photo: 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. However,...

Eagles Place Franchise Tag On WR Desean Jackson

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Eagles placed the franchise tag on wide receiver DeSean Jackson Thursday. Jackson missed the first 12 days of training camp in search of a new contract, as he was entering the final season of his rookie deal in 2011. The California product eventually posted 58 receptions for 961 yards and four touchdowns over 15 games last season...

Peter King Weighs In On Eagles Chances Of Landing RG3

"Never eliminate Andy Reid in the quest for a quarterback. He loved RG3 @ the combine." [Via Tim McManus]

2012 NFL free agency: Asante Samuel on his way out of Philadelphia?

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...
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