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Report: Eagles, Jackson drastically differ on WR's worth

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The contract status of wide receiver DeSean Jackson has lingered around the Philadelphia Eagles for almost an entire year.

It's no secret the two-time Pro Bowl receiver is unhappy with the contract, and the story will only gain momentum as the Eagles enter the offseason and Jackson gets closer to possible free-agent status. The sides reportedly haven't been close to a new deal, and the Philadelphia Daily News reported Saturday that not much progress had been made.

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Jackson just finished the final year of his four-year rookie contract that was scheduled to pay him $600,000 in 2011.

Citing league sources, the Daily News reported Jackson's opinion of his own value is drastically different than how the Eagles view the four-year veteran. Jackson's production has slipped since he had 1,156 receiving yards with nine touchdowns in 2009. He totaled six touchdowns in 2010, and that number dropped to four this past season.

Jackson had a turbulent season in 2011, at one point being suspended for a loss to the Arizona Cardinals as a result of being late for a team meeting. He was also pulled during a late-season game against the New England Patriots for dropping several passes. 

According to the newspaper, Jackson would accept a franchise tag from the Eagles if that's the move the team prefers. That doesn't seem to be a likely outcome, however, as the tag would command Jackson a 2012 salary of $9.5 million.

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