PDA

View Full Version : REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON



RoanokeFan
02-13-2012, 02:26 PM
REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/02/13/report-eagles-will-franchise-wr-jackson)

"To the surprise of some, the Eagles will keep WR DeSean Jackson off the
free-agent market, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The team
instead will sign him with their franchise tag.<div class="m10l m10r"><div class="story_body line ">


The newspaper reports on Monday that, "The Eagles are going to franchise
DeSean Jackson, count on it." Reporter Jeff McLane states that the team will not
let Jackson, who will enter his fifth NFL season in 2012, hit the free-agent
market. Instead, the Eagles will either franchise and keep him, franchise and
trade him or franchise him and then attempt to work out a long-term contract.
The franchise tag for receivers this season is approximately $9.5 million.</p>


Jackson's production slipped a bit in 2011, as he caught 58 passes for 961
yards and four TDs. He also gained a career-low 6.7 yards per punt return, and
for the first season in his four-year career, he didn't return a punt for a
touchdown.</p>


There were also off-field issues for the receiver, as he admitted to being
distracted by his contract situation, argued with head coach Andy Reid and was
held out of the team's Week 10 loss to the Cardinals after missing a
special-teams meeting because he overslept.</p>


The newspaper states that Jackson wants to remain an Eagle, but the team will
do what they believe is best long-term. That could mean working out a contract
extension, although Jackson's asking price believed to be in the five-year,
$50 million range, per the report is more than the organization has in
mind."</p></div></div>

Kruunch
02-13-2012, 02:30 PM
Wow I'm surprised at that as well.

Ah well ... guess Philly loved his contract shenanigans so much the first time they want to repeat it.

TrueBlue@NYC
02-13-2012, 02:32 PM
REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/02/13/report-eagles-will-franchise-wr-jackson)

"To the surprise of some, the Eagles will keep WR DeSean Jackson off the free-agent market, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The team instead will sign him with their franchise tag.
<DIV class="m10l m10r">
<DIV class="story_body line ">


The newspaper reports on Monday that, "The Eagles are going to franchise DeSean Jackson, count on it." Reporter Jeff McLane states that the team will not let Jackson, who will enter his fifth NFL season in 2012, hit the free-agent market. Instead, the Eagles will either franchise and keep him, franchise and trade him or franchise him and then attempt to work out a long-term contract. The franchise tag for receivers this season is approximately $9.5 million.</P>


Jackson's production slipped a bit in 2011, as he caught 58 passes for 961 yards and four TDs. He also gained a career-low 6.7 yards per punt return, and for the first season in his four-year career, he didn't return a punt for a touchdown.</P>


There were also off-field issues for the receiver, as he admitted to being distracted by his contract situation, argued with head coach Andy Reid and was held out of the team's Week 10 loss to the Cardinals after missing a special-teams meeting because he overslept.</P>


The newspaper states that Jackson wants to remain an Eagle, but the team will do what they believe is best long-term. That could mean working out a contract extension, although Jackson's asking price believed to be in the five-year, $50 million range, per the report is more than the organization has in mind."</P></DIV></DIV>


</P>


For all of Jackson's faults, the Eagles would be insane to let him go. He means more to their offense than people realize. His ability to get behind the defense is what keeps defenders from goign all out to get McCoy and Vick. He makes Vick a better QB b/c all Vick has to do is buy time with his legs and heave it up to Jackson who'll outrun and defense when given time. </P>


He'll never be a 90+ catch receiver, but his deep speed opens up alot for their offense. </P>

RagTime Blue
02-13-2012, 02:33 PM
Is he worth the kind of money they'd have to pay him to franchise him??

If not, I'm not sure what team would trade a high draft pick to take on that salary. Afterall, i think the Eagles really want to trade him away for a draft pick at this point.

RoanokeFan
02-13-2012, 02:38 PM
Is he worth the kind of money they'd have to pay him to franchise him??

If not, I'm not sure what team would trade a high draft pick to take on that salary. Afterall, i think the Eagles really want to trade him away for a draft pick at this point.


Cheaper than paying what he's going to ask for.

EDIT:Franchise-tag
values for 2012<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ccc 0px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 0px solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 10px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; MARGIN: 5px; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; WIDTH: 225px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px; FONT-FAMILY: arial; FLOAT: right; FONT-SIZE: 11px; BORDER-TOP: #ccc 0px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: #ccc 0px solid; PADDING-TOP: 10px" id="yui_3_4_1_1_1329158656625_1263" class="removeformobile"><div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #eee 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #eee 1px solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; FONT-FAMILY: arial; FONT-SIZE: 11px; BORDER-TOP: #eee 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: #eee 1px solid; PADDING-TOP: 0px">
</div></div>
<div style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #dddddd; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-RIGHT: 5px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 3px; FONT-SIZE: 12px; PADDING-TOP: 5px"> </div>
Figures
for next season by position and players who could be
impacted

Quarterback: $14.4 million (down from $16.1 million in
2011, $16.4 million in 2010); Drew Brees

Running back: $7.7
million (down from $9.6 million in 2011, $8.2 million in 2010); Matt Forte, Ray Rice (../players/rayrice/profile?id=RIC154451)

Wide
receiver: $9.4 million (down from 11.4 million in 2011, $9.5 million in
2010); DeSean Jackson (../players/deseanjackson/profile?id=JAC127681), Vincent Jackson (../players/vincentjackson/profile?id=JAC627460)*, Steve
Johnson, Wes Welker (../players/weswelker/profile?id=WEL219433)

Tight
end: $5.4 million (down from $7.3 million in 2011, $5.9 million in 2010);
Fred Davis, <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1329158656625_363" class="player-flyout" href="../players/jermichaelfinley/profile?id=FIN403212">Jermichael
Finley</a>

Offensive line: $9.4 million (down from $10.1 million
in 2011, $10.7 million in 2010); <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1329158656625_364" class="player-flyout" href="../players/bengrubbs/profile?id=GRU078787">Ben
Grubbs</a>, <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1329158656625_365" class="player-flyout" href="../players/carlnicks/profile?id=NIC723945">Carl
Nicks</a>

Defensive end: $10.6 million (down from $13 million in
2011, $12.4 million in 2010); Jason Jones, <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1329158656625_366" class="player-flyout" href="../players/mariowilliams/profile?id=WIL431243">Mario
Williams</a>*

Defensive tackle: $7.9 million (down from $12.5
million in 2011; it was $7 million in 2010); <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1329158656625_367" class="player-flyout" href="../players/paulsoliai/profile?id=SOL128376">Paul
Soliai</a>*

Linebacker: $8.8 million (down from $10.1 million in
2011, $9.7 million in 2010); <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1329158656625_368" class="player-flyout" href="../players/stephentulloch/profile?id=TUL394525">Stephen
Tulloch</a>

Cornerback: $10.6 million (down from $13.5 million in
2011; tag was $9.6 million in 2010); Cortland Finnegan (../players/cortlandfinnegan/profile?id=FIN524193), <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1329158656625_370" class="player-flyout" href="../players/brentgrimes/profile?id=GRI674817">Brent
Grimes</a>

Safety: $6.2 million (down from $8.8 million in 2011,
$6.5 million in 2010); LaRon Landry (../players/laronlandry/profile?id=LAN165690)

* -
Player who'd receive more money because it'd be his second year in a row on the
franchise tag, meaning he'd make 120 percent of his 2011
salary"

WR4Life
02-13-2012, 02:39 PM
Is he worth the kind of money they'd have to pay him to franchise him??

If not, I'm not sure what team would trade a high draft pick to take on that salary.* Afterall, i think the Eagles really want to trade him away for a draft pick at this point.


Agreed. The eagles are gonna pay him top money and wind up getting stuck with him. I couldn't see how any team would be willing to take on a large contract AND trade away high picks for him.

TheEnigma
02-13-2012, 02:40 PM
Oddly enough, I think this is actually a GOOD move by the Eagles. They can see if this previous year was just a fluke and hope that he returns to form. If not, just let him test the waters of FA the next season and you aren't stuck with him in a long term deal.

Kruunch
02-13-2012, 02:45 PM
Talent wise I agree ... but man that locker room is just primed to implode again.

RoanokeFan
02-13-2012, 02:51 PM
Talent wise I agree ... but man that locker room is just primed to implode again.

We can only hope [;)]

G-Man67
02-13-2012, 02:53 PM
well Vick is one of the better impromtu QBs and Jackson might be the best impromtu WR, so from that standpoint you can understand



the Eagles are also about as desparate as desparate can be



but as others have pointed out ... if he was unhappy last year ... how is he going to feel this year

CDN_G-FAN
02-13-2012, 03:08 PM
this seems like a wait and see strategy.</P>


they keep him, he gets a big paycheck this year, and they can explore other options.</P>


better than signing him long term or cutting him.</P>


smart move.</P>


i'm not that smart, so i'd cut him.</P>

rwmcquarters
02-13-2012, 06:18 PM
Talent wise I agree ... but man that locker room is just primed to implode again.

We can only hope [;)]


Well put!!!

GMenNY21
02-13-2012, 06:34 PM
I think they're gonna franchise jackson , & draft a bigger, physical receiver like Malcolm Floyd in the draft

NYGRealityCheck
02-13-2012, 06:37 PM
""The Eagles are going to franchise DeSean Jackson, count on it." Reporter Jeff McLane states that the team will not let Jackson..." - from that article.

Hasn't happened yet so it's still speculation of a reporter until then.

I agree with the views. It's not a bad move by the Eagles. This is a good situation to use a franchise tag. D. Jackson is a top flight WR and punt returner. The salary from the franchise tag is probably less than what he wants.

bklyn1028
02-13-2012, 07:33 PM
Personally I don't give a rat's @ss if they keep that thug or not. He's a wanna be gantsta, and I can't stand his showboating.

All I want for Christmas is for us to beat the Eagles 2x this year, and blow them away. That's it.

And another trip to the SB again, Repeat..repeat...repeat!

byron
02-13-2012, 08:54 PM
Is he worth the kind of money they'd have to pay him to franchise him??

If not, I'm not sure what team would trade a high draft pick to take on that salary. Afterall, i think the Eagles really want to trade him away for a draft pick at this point.


Cheaper than paying what he's going to ask for.

EDIT:Franchise-tag values for 2012
<DIV style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ccc 0px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 0px solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 10px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; MARGIN: 5px; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; WIDTH: 225px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px; FONT-FAMILY: arial; FLOAT: right; FONT-SIZE: 11px; BORDER-TOP: #ccc 0px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: #ccc 0px solid; PADDING-TOP: 10px" id=yui_3_4_1_1_1329158656625_1263 class=removeformobile>
<DIV style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #eee 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #eee 1px solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; FONT-FAMILY: arial; FONT-SIZE: 11px; BORDER-TOP: #eee 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: #eee 1px solid; PADDING-TOP: 0px">
</DIV></DIV>

<DIV style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #dddddd; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-RIGHT: 5px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 3px; FONT-SIZE: 12px; PADDING-TOP: 5px"></DIV>Figures for next season by position and players who could be impacted

Quarterback: $14.4 million (down from $16.1 million in 2011, $16.4 million in 2010); Drew Brees

Running back: $7.7 million (down from $9.6 million in 2011, $8.2 million in 2010); Matt Forte, Ray Rice (../players/rayrice/profile?id=RIC154451)

Wide receiver: $9.4 million (down from 11.4 million in 2011, $9.5 million in 2010); DeSean Jackson (../players/deseanjackson/profile?id=JAC127681), Vincent Jackson (../players/vincentjackson/profile?id=JAC627460)*, Steve Johnson, Wes Welker (../players/weswelker/profile?id=WEL219433)

Tight end: $5.4 million (down from $7.3 million in 2011, $5.9 million in 2010); Fred Davis, Jermichael Finley (../players/jermichaelfinley/profile?id=FIN403212)

Offensive line: $9.4 million (down from $10.1 million in 2011, $10.7 million in 2010); Ben Grubbs (../players/bengrubbs/profile?id=GRU078787), Carl Nicks (../players/carlnicks/profile?id=NIC723945)

Defensive end: $10.6 million (down from $13 million in 2011, $12.4 million in 2010); Jason Jones, Mario Williams (../players/mariowilliams/profile?id=WIL431243)*

Defensive tackle: $7.9 million (down from $12.5 million in 2011; it was $7 million in 2010); Paul Soliai (../players/paulsoliai/profile?id=SOL128376)*

Linebacker: $8.8 million (down from $10.1 million in 2011, $9.7 million in 2010); Stephen Tulloch (../players/stephentulloch/profile?id=TUL394525)

Cornerback: $10.6 million (down from $13.5 million in 2011; tag was $9.6 million in 2010); Cortland Finnegan (../players/cortlandfinnegan/profile?id=FIN524193), Brent Grimes (../players/brentgrimes/profile?id=GRI674817)

Safety: $6.2 million (down from $8.8 million in 2011, $6.5 million in 2010); LaRon Landry (../players/laronlandry/profile?id=LAN165690)

* - Player who'd receive more money because it'd be his second year in a row on the franchise tag, meaning he'd make 120 percent of his 2011 salary"
.... Man just looking at these numbers last years tag numbers were through the roof.. Makes me wonder how these owners knowing what they wanted in a new cba over payed these positions by 2 mil or more ....looks like alot of back loaded contracts hit in 2011....We might see a lot of tags this year till we see a leveling off of player wages...Keeping a team together is no walk in the park with #'s like this ....

Big Blue 418
02-13-2012, 09:30 PM
He is a locker room cancer . This is good news for the NFC East

Voldamort
02-13-2012, 09:49 PM
FIVE YEAR $50 MILLION for this head case good-luck Philly wow!

Martyr
02-13-2012, 10:08 PM
He is a locker room cancer . This is good news for the NFC East</P>


</P>


Oh its great news since he always brings his "A" game for the Giants. </P>

Sarcasman
02-13-2012, 10:46 PM
He is a locker room cancer . This is good news for the NFC East</P>


*</P>


Oh its great news since he always brings his "A" game for the Giants. </P>

LOL!

GameTime
02-13-2012, 10:50 PM
He is a locker room cancer . This is good news for the NFC East</P>


</P>


Oh its great news since he always brings his "A" game for the Giants. </P>


</P>


doesnt really matter I guess does it....</P>


The Eagles wish they could have the "team aspect" the Giants have. </P>


The Dream Team can only dream of accomplishing what the Giants have....</P>


</P>

BigBlue1971
02-13-2012, 11:08 PM
FIVE YEAR $50 MILLION for this head case good-luck Philly wow!</P>


</P>


Jackson is a lucky man! the egirls are known to make some strange moves! but this is the strangest.</P>


never know what this guy will do!</P>

NYCDBS
02-13-2012, 11:16 PM
Good Luck Philly go ahead and give that self obsessed prima donna the franchise tag... That's just one of the reasons you won't win a superbowl anytime soon... Another issue you guys have is Vick as your QB you aren't winning anything with that dirt bag under center...

BigBlue2010
02-13-2012, 11:53 PM
Oddly enough, I think this is actually a GOOD move by the Eagles. They can see if this previous year was just a fluke and hope that he returns to form. If not, just let him test the waters of FA the next season and you aren't stuck with him in a long term deal.</P>


I see your point of view Enigma. Add to that they may want to see Maclin another year before they make any irreversable decisions. </P>


I think most people, including myself, are just assuming Jackson is only going along with the Franchise Tag because it's the best way to get paid after last years hit to his reputation. We are all just waiting/hoping for the time bomb to go off.</P>

RagTime Blue
02-14-2012, 02:02 AM
He's a very good player, but one has to wonder if as a smaller receiver, he has the durability to warrant a 5-year deal.

Basically, I don't think he's as good as most on here think he is.

I suspect Reid is doing whatever he can to position himself for another rip-off trade like the McNabb-to-Washington sham, and disguise it as a cap-issue move. We can only hope the victim is in our division, and NOT us.

Toadofsteel
02-14-2012, 04:46 AM
I hope DJax stays in philly. I hope the giants rub his face in the dirt next season.

Joe Morrison
02-14-2012, 05:47 AM
Shows me that they will Franchise a player that basically quit on the team last year and then try and bring in Plax and then cut Jackson without having it cost them much.