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Eagles DeSean Jackson Isn't So Sure Michael Vick Will Be Cut

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With new head coach Chip Kelly running the show in Philadelphia now, many assumed Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick's days with the team were numbered. But wide receiver DeSean Jackson isn't so sure of that.

Vick is due $15.5 million next season in base salary, making his status with the team shaky at best. The team may also look to further develop quarterback Nick Foles, who played well as a rookie in 2012. Still, Jackson would not be surprised to see Vick stay in Philadelphia.

"For sure I can see it," Jackson told the NFL Network. "Now that Chip Kelly is our offensive coordinator, I mean our head coach, Michael Vick I think it's a no-brainer to keep him here. It fits his playing style and what he's done perfect."

The 32-year old Vick's fourth season with the Eagles did not go how he had hoped. He played in just 10 games, but had 14 turnovers. He also completed just 58.1% of his passes. His durability has also always been a question mark as well.

Kelly is replaicng Andy Reid, who had been the team's head coach since 1999.

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Eagles Release Jason Babin

Tom Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Philadelphia Eagles have cut ties with two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin.  Babin was released by the team on Tuesday, a day after the Eagles suffered their seventh straight loss.

Babin has only 5.5 sacks in 2012, after having a career-best 18 in 2011.

"We appreciate everything Jason has given this team over the last couple of years,'' Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a statement. “We wish him the best as he continues his career. By releasing him today, this gives us an opportunity to give more playing time to some of the younger guys in the defensive rotation.”

The Eagles also placed wide receiver DeSean Jackson on injured reserve earlier on Tuesday.  The Eagles are currently 3-8 and four games out in the NFC East.

Philadelphia will travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys (5-6) on Sunday night.

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Saints Stop Eagles, 28-13

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS, La.) -- In a game between two teams desperate for a win, the New Orleans Saints stopped the Philadelphia Eagles 28-13 on Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Drew Brees passed for 239 yards and two scores, which extended his NFL-record streak of consecutive games with a passing touchdown to 51.  

Jimmy Graham caught eight passes for 72 yards and a score for the Saints, who improved to 3-5 with the win, just one week after a 22-point blowout loss to the Denver Broncos.

The Eagles (3-5) could not get into a rhythm offensively.  They had first-and-goal four times during the game and only managed six points on field goals by kicker Alex Henery.

On their first red zone trip of the game, Michael Vick was intercepted by Patrick Robinson, who returned the ball 99 yards for a touchdown.  Tight end Brent Celek also fumbled the ball in the red zone in the fourth quarter.

Vick was 22-of-41 for 272 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.  The lone touchdown strike was a 77-yarder to DeSean Jackson.  Vick was also sacked seven times by the Saints defense.

Running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 119 yards, but only managed 18 yards in the second half.

The Eagles have now lost four straight games.

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Eagles Reward LeSean McCoy with Five-Year Extension

Rob Carr/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- At just 23-years old, Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has already established himself as one of the best running backs in the NFL, and the Eagles are making sure he stays in Philadelphia for years to come. The team has rewarded McCoy with a five-year contract extension worth $45 million, $20 million of that will be guaranteed. McCoy's deal makes him the third-highest paid running back in the NFL.

In his third season in the NFL, and second as a full-time starter, McCoy ran for 1,309 yards (fourth in the NFL), 17 rushing touchdowns, and scored 20 touchdowns total. He was named to the NFL's All-Pro team in 2011.

"I love this team, and I'm kind of a hometown kid from Harrisburg which is like an hour and a half away," McCoy said. "Nothing could be better than being here for the long term. Once you kind of realize the feeling of wanting to be here for the long term, we contacted the team and it was a mutual feeling. So, it kicked off from there."

McCoy is just the latest Eagle player to receive an extension this offseason. The team also extended Trent Cole, Todd Herremans, and DeSean Jackson.

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DeSean Jackson Reaches New Deal with Eagles

Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Wide receiver DeSean Jackson signed a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday.

The two-time Pro Bowler has a total of 229 receptions, 4,085 yards, and 21 touchdowns since signing with the Eagles in 2008.  The deal is worth $51 million, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

"We are thrilled to be able to keep one of the NFL's top playmakers in Philadelphia," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "DeSean is a gamebreaker. He has the speed and ability to score from anywhere on the field, and he has proven himself to be a big threat for our offense."

Philadelphia also reached deals with defensive end Trent Cole on a four-year contract extension through 2017 and offensive tackle Todd Herremans on a three-year contract extension through 2016.

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Eagles Place Franchise Tag on DeSean Jackson

NFL via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Eagles have placed the franchise tag on wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

In four seasons in the City of Brotherly Love, Jackson has 229 receptions along with 4,085 yards and 21 touchdowns.

“We want DeSean to be an Eagle for the long haul and this is a step in the right direction to accomplish that,” general manager Howie Roseman said. “DeSean is a talented player and a proven playmaker in this league and we look forward to him continuing his career in Philadelphia.”

The 25-year-old Jackson was schedule to become a free agent on March 13th. If both sides are unable to agree to a long-term deal, Jackson will receive a one-year contract worth $9.4 million.

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Report: Eagles Will Franchise Tag Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If the Philadelphia Eagles want to move on from the DeSean Jackson era, they won't do it without something in return. According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the team plans on placing the franchise tag on Jackson.

Jackson, who was picked in the second round of the NFL Draft by the Eagles in 2008, just finished up the last season of his rookie contract. Before the season began, he made it known that he wanted a significant raise and even held out of training camp at one point in protest. Jackson wound up playing the season without a new deal and at times struggled to show why he was a Pro Bowl player the season before.

If Jackson agrees to the franchise tag, he will agree to a one-year deal that will pay him around $9.4 million guaranteed. The Eagles have until March 5 to sign Jackson to a long-term deal. Philadelphia also has the option of trading Jackson as well. Last season Jackson caught 58 passes for 961 yards while also scoring four touchdowns.

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DeSean Jackson Wants To Return To the Eagles Next Season

Rob Carr/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Despite a tumultuous season with the Philadelphia Eagles, wide receiver DeSean Jackson wants to return to the team next season. In fact, he even apologized for how he acted during the season after he never received the contract extension he wanted so badly.

"I can admit to certain things affecting me this season. I just want to apologize," Jackson said. "I probably could have handled it a little bit differently, but now sitting here after the season's over I can just say I was able to put it behind me and really just fight for my teammates, fight for my organization."

Jackson let it be known he wanted a new contract before the season even started. The fourth-year wide receiver held out of training camp for a period of time before eventually reporting to camp, hoping a deal would eventually be struck. That never happened, and now Jackson is set to become a free agent. Jackson though, also added he would accept the franchise tag if it was tenured to him.

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Eagles Coach Reid Defends Jackson, Rips NFL Network

NFL via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, speaking to reporters a day after his team lost 31-14 to the Seattle Seahawks, criticized the NFL Network, which aired the game, for portraying Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson as disinterested on the sidelines.

"Very disappointed in the NFL Network.  Very, very disappointed in the way they portrayed that," Reid said.  "DeSean was all in in that game.  He had a great attitude during that game.  You can take a camera and you can make things look any way you want to make them look."

Jackson had four catches for 34 yards in the loss.  The Eagles fell to 4-8 on the season.

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DeSean Jackson Apologizes for Missing Meeting, Game

NFL via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson claims he overslept on Saturday, which caused him to miss a special team's meeting. As a result from that, Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid not only suspended Jackson for the game, but banished him from the stadium on game day.

Before the season had even started, Jackson let it be known that he wanted a new contract from the team. Jackson is in the last year of his rookie contract after being drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Without Jackson, the Eagles ended up losing to the Cardinals 21-17. Jackson though, did apologize to his team.

"I had, you know, some minutes in the team meeting just to adress the team, to adress the coaches, everybody that was in there," Jackson said. "I kind of just explained to them thing i've been going through. Really, me not being myself, just kind of it being hard to come to work and be happy."

Jackson also said that there was no lingering resentment towards Reid or the rest of the Eagles.

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