Wide receiver DeSean Jackson was overt about his want for a longterm contract all through the 2011 season. No matter whether or not that will finally come to fruition with the Philadelphia Eagles is nonetheless very significantly in limbo.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing league sources, reported Sunday that the Eagles won’t let go of Jackson, whose contract is about to expire, with no getting something in return. That would mean the Eagles are all but guaranteed to location the franchise tag on their Pro Bowl receiver if a deal isn’t reached by March five, the deadline for teams to franchise players.
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By franchising Jackson, the Eagles wouldn’t let him hit the open marketplace and retain the alternative to trade the fifth-year receiver.
The Inquirer, citing sources close to Jackson, also reported that he would be willing to sign the Eagles’ a single-year tender worth around $ 9.5 million (or nearly $ 9 million far more than he earned last year).
Last month, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie mentioned he would welcome the controversial Jackson back to the Eagles “if the right terms create.”
Last season wasn’t just rocky for Jackson off the field with his contract dispute, but also on it, exactly where his production slipped. Jackson had just 58 catches for 961 and 4 touchdowns. His 16.6 yards-per-catch average was practically 6 yards lower than his 2010 typical of 22.5.
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