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The Philadelphia Eagles will put the franchise tag on wide receiver DeSean Jackson if they can't reach a long-term deal with him before March 5, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.Jackson would be paid about $9.5 million for the 2012 season if he's tagged.The 25-year-old had 58 catches for 961 yards and four touchdowns last season.The first day teams can issue a franchise tender is Feb. 20.
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According to Jeff McLane of Philly.com, the Eagles will franchise DeSean Jackson, which should not come as a shocker to anyone.
McLane notes that the Eagles will either franchise Jackson and keep him, or franchise him and trade him.
Jeff McLane of the Phialdelphia Inquirer reports the Eagles are going to franchise DeSean Jackson. They will not let their Pro Bowl receiver - whose contract is set to expire - walk without getting something in return, according to NFL sources. That means the Eagles will do one of three things before March 5: They will franchise Jackson and keep him for the 2012 season, franchise...
DeSean Jackson isn’t going anywhere, at least not until the Eagles can get something for him in return. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the team will place the franchise tag on Jackson. They may still look to see what Jackson could attract in a trade. The news doesn’t come as a surprise. It…
The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing unnamed sources, reported Sunday that the Eagles will use their franchise tag on DeSean Jackson if they can't reach a long-term deal with him before March 5, the deadline to use the tag on free agents.