ESPN’s Adam Schfter reports that the Philadelphia Eagles have placed their franchise tag on WR DeSean Jackson.
“We want DeSean to be an Eagle for the long haul and this is a step in the right direction to accomplish that,”said GM Howie Roseman.
This had been reported a number of times previously and the Eagles have done their best to support him throughout the offseason. The move will cost Philadelphia $9.4 million for the 2012 season but reports have mentioned that the Eagles will field offers for him so there’s still a chance that he could be traded at some point during the offseason but no guarantees.
The Browns have been the popular speculative options thus far.