The Eagles played the smart hand Thursday.
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By designating DeSean Jackson as their franchise player, at the least they'll get one motivated season from the temperamental wide receiver.
The tag preserves
their right to negotiate a long-term, and much more salary cap friendly contract
Internally and most importantly the
Eagles get to see what the market is for Jackson, who could become a key piece
in a blockbuster trade for a team wishing to accommodate a temperamental touchdown
If Jackson, who made $600,000 last season, doesn’t sign the $9.4 million tender, the
Eagles can prevent him from playing in 2012 and maintain his future rights. If
he signs it the money is guaranteed but he still can be traded.
The Eagles were among the teams "blown away" after interviewing RG3 at the scouting combine per a source.