The Eagles it appears are going to keep wide out DeSean Jackson at bay by placing the franchise tag on him, but it may not be a lock that he plays with the Eagles in 2012.
Reports are if the Eagles do tag him, they would be willing to look into a tag-and-trade move in which they would franchise him and then work out a deal with another team.
If a deal is made, it would then open the door for Jackson to get the long-term contract that he so dearly wants.
There are major character concerns with Jackson, the kind that would make a team wonder if he will perform after he has been paid.
Putting him on a one-year deal could force Jackson to perform in a major way in order to be rewarded with what he ultimately has been seeking. It will be surprising if he’s dealt by the Eagles.