It’s been reported that the Eagles are likely to use the franchise tag on wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
But if you were waiting for the Eagles to make it official today, then you’re going to have to keep waiting.
Reports indicate the team is focused solely on the NFL scouting combine–not placing the costly tag on Jackson.
The Eagles have a two-week window to use the tag, and would much prefer to reach a long-term agreement that relieves them of the nine million dollar burden the move would bring.
In other words, it makes no sense to use the tag unless they absolutely must. And they don’t. Yet.
And so we wait.