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More Optimism Regarding WR Jackson?

INDIANAPOLIS -- On Thursday, it was general manager Howie Roseman who was optimistic about the return of soon-to-be free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

"We've been very vocal about the fact that he has a great future and we're excited about the possibilities of DeSean Jackson in Philadelphia," he said.

On Friday, it was offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg who also discussed Jackson's future with the Eagles.

"We're excited about the future going forward with DeSean Jackson as a Philadelphia Eagle," Mornhinweg said. "He is an outstanding player and will be in the future as well."

Fans who want to see Jackson return to the team he was drafted by certainly noticed the tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter, who reported that the Eagles "are open to listening to trade offers for free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who is expected to be franchised."

Roseman offered no update on Thursday whether the team would franchise Jackson, only saying that he wants to meet with Jackson's representatives along with the two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver. The Eagles have until March 5 to decide whether or not they want to use the franchise tag on Jackson or any of the team's free agents.

It should not come as a shock that the Eagles would be open to listening to trade offers. It would honestly be quite foolish for the Eagles to not listen to see what another team might give up. If a team offered up two first-round picks for a player, wouldn't the Eagles have to consider their options? And even if the Eagles listen, that doesn't mean they would pull the trigger on a deal. It is certain that players are discussed in theoretical trades all the time, but nothing ever comes close to materializing.

When it comes to Jackson, he has the ability to score any time he's on the field.

"He scares people is what he does and when he's on the field because he's always a threat for the big play," Mornhinweg said. "He'd be important to anybody's offense with that speed alone. DeSean is a natural player."

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