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    REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE 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>

    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

  • #2
    Re: REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON

    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.
    I don't always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

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    • #3
      Re: REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON

      [quote user="RoanokeFan"]REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE 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>


      [/quote]</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>
      All Hail The New York Giants!!

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      • #4
        Re: REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON

        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.

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        • #5
          Re: REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON

          [quote user="RagTime Blue"]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.
          [/quote]

          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

          Wide
          receiver:
          $9.4 million (down from 11.4 million in 2011, $9.5 million in
          2010); DeSean Jackson, Vincent Jackson*, Steve
          Johnson, Wes Welker

          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, <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

          * -
          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"
          “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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          • #6
            Re: REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON

            [quote user="RagTime Blue"]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.
            [/quote]

            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.

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            • #7
              Re: REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON

              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.

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              • #8
                Re: REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON

                Talent wise I agree ... but man that locker room is just primed to implode again.
                I don't always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

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                • #9
                  Re: REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON

                  [quote user="Kruunch"]Talent wise I agree ... but man that locker room is just primed to implode again.[/quote]

                  We can only hope []
                  “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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                  • #10
                    Re: REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON

                    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

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                    • #11
                      Re: REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON



                      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>
                      sigpic

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                      • #12
                        Re: REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON

                        [quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="Kruunch"]Talent wise I agree ... but man that locker room is just primed to implode again.[/quote]

                        We can only hope []
                        [/quote]

                        Well put!!!

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                        • #13
                          Re: REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON

                          I think they're gonna franchise jackson , & draft a bigger, physical receiver like Malcolm Floyd in the draft

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                          • #14
                            Re: REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON

                            ""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.

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                            • #15
                              Re: REPORT: EAGLES WILL FRANCHISE JACKSON

                              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!
                              I miss Red Hook

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