Saturday, December 27, 2014

The DeSean Jackson contract issue

It was impossible not to notice Drew Rosenhaus' arrival this morning at St. Thomas Aquinas High School here in Fort Lauderdale.

The DeSean Jackson contract issue

DeSean Jackson and agent Drew Rosenhaus are expected to approach the Eagles about a new contract. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)
DeSean Jackson and agent Drew Rosenhaus are expected to approach the Eagles about a new contract. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

It was impossible not to notice Drew Rosenhaus' arrival this morning at St. Thomas Aquinas High School here in Fort Lauderdale.

He was the high-profile NFL agent engaged in a massive hug with Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, a client he picked up in the middle of the 2009 season.

We all remember what happened the last time Rosenhaus became the agent for the Eagles' most talented receiver.

Is there any reason to believe things will be different with Jackson than they were with Terrell Owens?

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Should the Eagles renegotiate DeSean Jackson's contract?
Yes
 
  698 (73.7%)
No
 
  249 (26.3%)
Total votes = 947

Well, yes, but that doesn't mean there won't be any headaches along the way.

When asked about Jackson's contract situation by the Inquirer today, Rosenhaus said, "I don't want to say anything about DeSean's contract situation."

According to Comcast's Derrick Gunn, however, two sources have said that the agent is about to ask the Eagles to negotiatie an extension with the star receiver.

The Eagles, of course, love what Jackson has done in his two seasons with the team, but they really don't have to be in any hurry to sign him to a long-term extension. Jackson has two years remaining on his four-year, $3.46 million rookie contract.

A team source said no discussions have taken place between Rosenhaus and the team.

There are a lot of other contract issues that could be more vital for the Eagles, who have 14 players that are eligible to become either restricted or unrestricted free agents and they also have 11 others who are entering the final year of their deals.

You can read more about Jackson and the Eagles' contract issues in tomorrow's Inquirer. 

 

 

 

 

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