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Eagles plan to franchise WR DeSean Jackson

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson's contract is set to end this offseason but the team is planning to franchise the 25-year-old L.A. native, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The paper notes that the team could franchise him and then trade the two-time Pro Bowler or sign him to a contract extension before March 5, but that is "an unlikely proposition at this point."

If Jackson is franchised, he will make around $9.5 million next season as a base salary, which is about $9 million more than his base was last season, the Inquirer points out. For that relatively low sum, Jackson pulled in 58 receptions for 961 yards and four touchdowns for the disappointing Eagles.

Sources tell the paper that Jackson wouldn't be upset to be franchised by the team, the Inquirer reports.

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