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Did Desean Get A Pay Raise?

Jackson Tweets He Has More Money

By Lance Epstein

According to Desean Jackson's twitter page (deseanjackson10), he claims to have accomplished his goal of getting a new contract or at least some money from the Eagles.

On Tuesday, Jackson tweeted, "On this plane 2 Cali bac that fast & I'm mo paid.. trip was acomplished and now I'm sittn in 1st class full & ready to drink up.. yeaa buddy."

While Jackson was in Philadelphia this past weekend until Tuesday, the Eagles did not make any announcement or even comment on the negotiations for a contract extension or bump in pay for their stud receiver.

His agent, Drew Rosenhaus made it clear at the Pro Bowl that his client felt like he outperformed his contract and was deserving of a pay raise. Usually the Eagles are good at resigning their young core players before they become stars in the league. However, Jackson is already one of the top playmakers in the league and will command a nice hefty pay raise.

Since there is no collective bargaining agreement in place next year or the near future, the Eagles might wait to pay their No. 1 receiver. With no collective bargaining agreement, Jackson cannot be an unrestricted free agent until his 6th season in the league; this will keep his base salary very low, making him the ultimate bargain.

The Eagles do not want to ignore Jackson's contract demands because he is such a vital part of the offense and on special teams. The California product is a Brian Westbrook type player who can take it to the house at anytime and makes the Eagles offense extremely dangerous.

Furthermore, the Eagles have unloaded and pocketed a ton of money this offseason by releasing and trading seven players from last year's roster with big salaries ( five of the seven that were released or traded were scheduled to make $4 million or more).

Currently, Jackson is playing under his rookie contract, which was a four-year $3.46 million deal. Obviously the former second round pick needs an upgrade in his contract like he has give the Eagles at wide receiver.


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