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New deal not coming easily for DeSean Jackson and Eagles

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With the talent it added last offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles started the season as a favorite to go all the way. That didn't quite work out. The team didn't even make it to the playoffs.

Now the Philadelphia Daily News reports that the Birds are having trouble signing wide receiver DeSean Jackson to a new deal. League sources tell the paper that "Jackson's opinion of his worth continues to be night-and-day different from the Eagles'." Jackson has said he'd be OK if the team put the franchise tag on him, but the Daily News points out that the Eagles "aren't likely to do that" since that would meant the team would "have to pay him $9.5 million," which seems like "an awful lot of money to give a guy who has just five touchdown catches in his last 22 games."

Last season, the 25-year-old two-time Pro Bowler had 981 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

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