DeSean Jackson is expected to sign the Philadelphia Eagles' franchise tag Tuesday. The receiver was welcoming when news first broke that he would be given the designation. The move allows the Eagles time to work out a long term deal over the course of the season, as well as give Jackson a much-needed pay raise this season.
Perhaps more importantly, Jackson will undergo a full offseason of training. He had one of his worst seasons in his four-year career last year, though was still productive with 58 catches for 961 yards and four touchdowns. He was a source of drama as well, though with more money in a contract year could come a return to Jackson's 2009 form.
The Eagles won't know how much Jackson's franchise tender is worth until after the likes of Vincent Jackson, Marques Colston and Laurent Robinson have signed on with teams. Once Jackson signs the tag, the designation cannot be removed.