NFL Free Agency: Why Eagles Made a Horrible Mistake Franchising DeSean Jackson

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NFL Free Agency: Why Eagles Made a Horrible Mistake Franchising DeSean Jackson
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On March 1st, the Philadelphia Eagles did themselves a tremendous disservice by placing the franchise tag on wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

The two sides have been in a contract dispute that began during last year's off-season and forced the big-play wideout to holdout the first 11 days of an already shortened training camp.

Here are four ways that placing the franchise tag on Jackson may hurt the Eagles.

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