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article imageEagles will not let WR Jackson go without compensation

By Sean Fraser     Feb 13, 2012 in Sports
Philadelphia - Star wideout DeSean Jackson is scheduled for free agency starting March 5, but the Philadelphia Eagles are not comfortable with just letting him go.
NFL.com reports that the Eagles will most likely place the franchise tag on Jackson unless a deal is reached. Franchise tagging Jackson will give the Eagles the option to trade him instead of letting him test the free agent market.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Jackson, whose four-year, $3 million rookie contract is up, could sign the franchise tag tender and earn $9.5 million, $9 million more than he made last year. Jackson has stated that he is content with being tagged.
Jackson has been a very dynamic weapon for the Eagles throughout his career. He has caught 229 receptions for over 4,000 yards and 21 touchdowns in his young career. He's also an impact player on special teams, returning 116 punts for over 1,200 yards and four touchdowns, including the now famous "Miracle in the Meadowlands 2":
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