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Report: Tag likely for DeSean Jackson

Updated: February 14, 2012, 10:07 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly have no plans to let receiver DeSean Jackson hit the open market.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing unnamed sources, reported Sunday that the Eagles will use their franchise tag on Jackson if they can't reach a long-term deal with him before March 5, the deadline to use the tag on free agents. The first day teams can issue a franchise tender is Feb. 20.

If Jackson plays the 2012 season under a franchise tender, he would be paid about $9.5 million ...

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