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What will the Eagles do with DeSean Jackson, Will the Phillies have enough money to sign Cole Hamles, when will Spencer Hawes be back and the Flyers drop a pair of the weekend.
Its all inside this edition of "The Daily Sports Page."
According to multiple sources, the Eagles will place the franchise tag on free agent DeSean Jackson. As per the article, the Eagles have three options:
1. Franchise and keep him.
2. Franchise Jackson and trade him,
3. Use the tag as an avenue toward a long-term contract.
The Inquirer mentions New England, Baltimore, and San Francisco as potential trade partners.
So what should the Eagles do with DeSean Jackson?
The Cleveland Plain Dealer considers it a foregone conclusion that the Browns will add a veteran receiver through the trade market or free agency. Connect-the-dots to Browns GM Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur, who both have a history with free agent DeSean Jackson from Philly. The relationships could make some sense and the Eagles could end up sending Jackson to Cleveland if the Browns are willing to fork over a high pick and the long-term contract it would take to complete a deal.
Also according to the Philadelphia Daily News, the "widespread assumption" remains that the Eagles will trade CB Asante Samuel. He's currently set to make $8.4 million in what will be his age-31 season in 2012.
Phillies president David Montgomery said the team has the necessary money to sign Cole Hamels to a long-term deal, but agreeing on the number of years will be the key.
"It'll probably come down to what we think is an appropriate length and what they think," Montgomery said. "You try to minimize risk by not going longer than necessary. And a player is looking for as much security as he can get. It's an equation that takes time to hopefully get worked out."
Spencer Hawes will not be on the 76ers on hree-game road trip and it sounds like he will miss all three games. The best guess is he'll return is next Friday vs. the Mavericks.
Jrue Holiday scored 20 points in Saturday's win against the Cavaliers, Lou Williams came off the bench for 19 points and five assists, while Thaddeus Young added 16 points and six rebounds.
With Ilya Bryzgalov still sidelined by the flu, Sergei Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 25 shots as the Flyers dropped a 4-3 decision to the Red Wings Sunday. Brayden Schenn scored two goals and now has six goals in his past nine games. Max Talbot also added a marker for the Orange and Black.
|Seton Hall 73, Pittsburgh 66||Box Score | Recap|