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New Deal for WR Jackson Not Likely to Come Soon

The Philly Inquirer reports that a new deal for WR DeSean Jackson is still not likely to happen anytime soon:

When Titans running back Chris Johnson reportedly agreed to a revised contract Monday there might have been reason to think that a new deal for Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was in the offing but that is unlikely, according to a league source familiar with how the Eagles negotiate contracts.

Johnson did not get anywhere near the $30 million he originally stated he wanted. His 2010 salary, consequently, will be bumped up from $500,000 to $2.5 million but the new deal gives Johnson no additional money and only moves up some of the money he was set to earn in the fifth year of his contract.

Jackson, meanwhile, signed for one less year than Johnson, and thus, does not have a fifth year, the only year in a rookie contract in which a player can make more than the minimum. He may not have the fifth year and he may not have the large signing bonus Johnson got for being a first-round pick, but he does have a shorter path to free agency.

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