Philadelphia Eagles: New Deal for DeSean Jackson Is Highly Anticipated
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After a long period of uncertainty, things started to get clearer around DeSean Jackson’s contract situation. The backfield burner is set to be a free agent next month, unless he signs a new contract with the Philadelphia Eagles or if he gets a franchise tag. Both sides have been keeping their cards close to their vests, but that changed in the last couple of days.
While Jackson and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, have not confirmed or denied any negotiations, neither made their intentions known, the Eagles said that they want to keep Jackson. Both Howie Roseman and Marty Mornhinweg (the general manager and the offensive coordinator, respectively) expressed that hope.
“I think we've been very vocal about the fact that we think he's got a great future, and we're excited about the possibilities for DeSean Jackson in Philadelphia,” Roseman said. However, he declared that the Eagles want to talk with him and his representatives before adding more detail.
Then, Marty Mornhinweg took over to speak his optimistic mind.
"We're excited about the future going forward with DeSean Jackson as a Philadelphia Eagle," Mornhinweg said.
Apparently, there is little doubt left about what the Eagles want. They still hold Jackson in high regard and losing him as a free agent is not in their plans. His explosiveness is unique and he was an integral part of the offense for the last few years and it seems that they are not willing to turn the page right now.
There is still a long way to go until Jackson becomes officially an Eagle for 2012; however, the statements from Roseman and Mornhinweg are a big step forward. Unless Jackson’s demands are not at a reasonable level, a new deal is imminent.
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