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DeSean Jackson: Stuck in the middle

Something is wrong with the NFL system if the Eagles slap the franchise tag on him

Originally Published: February 16, 2012
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

He was the public scapegoat for a dream season gone horribly bad, so the smart money might've been on the Philadelphia Eagles letting DeSean Jackson go. They could've just let him become a free agent, let him start a new life as a football player. After all, they should have been prepared from the beginning of last season for whatever trouble they perceived he might be. The organization gave big-money contracts to Michael Vick, Jason Babin, Cullen Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Vince Young ...

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