According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Eagles will franchise DeSean Jackson in eight days when they are formally able to apply the tag. It is unclear whether the move is designed to give the Eagles time to sign him to a long-term contract or allow the team to use him as part of a trade. The relationship between Jackson and the team has been tumultuous at best, as Jackson felt he had clearly outperformed his contract. Jackson held out during the brief preseason period and reported to camp one day prior the deadline for him to accrue service time towards free agency. The two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver earned $900K in the final year of his rookie contract, and despite the dispute, Jackson still finished as the Eagles top receiver with 961 yards and four touchdowns. As a punt returner in 2011, he posted the lowest yardage totals of his career (114) and did not return a punt for a touchdown.