The Eagles may have a decision to make when it comes to DeSean Jackson's contract this season. The six-year wide receiver signed a five-year, $48.25 million deal less than two years ago, but is looking to renegotiate the contract after posting career-highs in catches, receiving yards and tying his high for receiving touchdowns. Jackson told reporters on Monday that he believes he deserves a bump in pay, according to Reuben Frank of CSN Philly.
"I definitely feel it's something deserving," Jackson said at his locker in the NovaCare Complex on locker cleanout day. "We'll see how that plays out, and hopefully we can work things out smoothly and not have to worry about anything out of the ordinary.
"But I definitely feel like it's deserving. I'm proven in this league, and after this past year, went out there, no distractions, and just really put it all in for my team and went out there and had a lot of success, so we'll see how it goes."
Jackson started all 16 games for the first time in his career this season and posted 82 receptions for 1,332 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. He failed to make the Pro Bowl, despite having a career year and previously making the all-star roster twice in his previous seasons.
The Eagles wide receiver did hold out prior to the 2011 season and later admitted to regretting the move. He has moved on from Drew Rosenhaus and now has Joel Segal as an agent. It is unclear whether or not Jackson would holdout if he does not get a raise or if the Eagles would cut him loose in a dispute. Jackson is not likely to get what he wants, as he is already owed $10.25 million in 2014. The Eagles also need to decide if they will re-sign free agents Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin.
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