Originally posted on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 3/4/12
Photo via PhiladelphiaEagles.com 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 q...
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