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Video: Eagles tag Jackson, plan for free agency

Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 4:45 PM
Video: What's next for DeSean Jackson? Which linebackers will the Eagles target? Jeff McLane of the Inquirer and CineSport's Noah Coslov discuss those topics and Jason Babin's Twitter fight with the fans. Read more

Assessing the free agent market

Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 4:40 PM
Now that the smoke has cleared from the end of the franchise tag window and we have a slight breather before the start of free agency, let’s take a look at what the landscape looks like for the Eagles, bearing in mind that there is still time for change before the league’s shopping period... Read more

Mathis: "I'd like to return"

Monday, March 5, 2012, 1:54 PM
Evan Mathis wants to remain an Eagle. The Eagles left guard, who will become an unrestricted free agent on March 13, said during a Q&A via e-mail that he was under the impression the Eagles want him back, as well. Sounds like a perfect marriage, right? With free agency, though, nothing is certain... Read more

Eagles sign 49ers practice squad LB

Monday, March 5, 2012, 4:02 PM
The Eagles signed linebacker Monte Simmons off the 49ers practice squad on Monday. Simmons, signed as an undrafted rookie free agent, spent all of last season on San Francisco's practice squad. He's listed at 6-foot-3, 226 pounds and played college football at Kent State. Over his four years at Kent... Read more

For Eagles and DeSean, one year makes sense

Friday, March 2, 2012, 12:02 PM
Now comes the interesting part for DeSean Jackson and the Eagles. The franchise tag was widely expected. Now we see if the tag is a temporary patch on a ruptured relationship, or a step toward saving the marriage. The Eagles say they want Jackson long-term. Jackson says he wants to be here. But a... Read more

Emptying the Notebook: Asante, DeSean and Jaiquawn

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 10:05 AM
We’ve hit a little dry patch in between the combine and the free agency, so now is as good a time as any to empty the old notebook. My goal is to make this feature a regular part of Birds’ Eye View during the NFL offseason and possibly into the coming season. 1. Moving Asante Samuel will... Read more

Eagles franchise tag DeSean Jackson

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 4:22 PM
The Eagles announced Thursday that they placed their franchise tag on Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson. The Eagles, in a move widely expected, became the first NFL team this offseason to franchise a player. The deadline for teams to franchise one of their free agents is Monday at 4 p.m. "We... Read more
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