Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Retaining DeSean Jackson not a slamdunk

The biggest decision facing the Eagles is what to do with wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

DJax might be getting introduced elsewhere in 2012.
In the coming weeks the Eagles must determine if they want to apply the franchise tag to Jackson, sign him to a new contract or let him walk when free agency begins March 13th. The franchise tag could cost the Eagles $9.5 million – the estimated salaries of the league’s top five salaries at the position. The Eagles also could use the tag and trade Jackson.

The way head coach Andy Reid was talking Tuesday, the decision appears to be in the hands of team president Joe Banner.

“We’re going through all of that right now, so we’re looking at everything right now,” Reid said. “We haven’t come to any conclusions on anything. Again, you saw progress there, you saw a different attitude the last five or six games there. You’ve got to make sure you look at that part, too.”

Jackson is unhappy the Eagles spent freely on free agents and signed Michael Vick to a $100 million pact but didn’t come through with a contract extension for him this past season.

Jackson felt he’d been told he was a priority.

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