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Eagles shake it up a little… DJax gets his deal…and live commentary on NFL deals

DeSean Jackson got his 5-year deal with the Birds…and it wasn’t peanuts…$51 milz with probably $20 million of that guaranteed [will update with exact guaranteed money figure when released…~UPDATE—and ACCORDING TO OUR REPORTER “Blas”, it is $15 million guaranteed]…

Intelligent fan reaction to the signing appears in the Livefyre commentary of the Bored below…

Jackson had been designated as the team’s franchise player earlier this month and was scheduled to play this season on a one-year, $9.5 million deal.

“We are thrilled to be able to keep one of the NFL’s top playmakers in Philadelphia,” Eagles coach Andy Reid told the team’s web site. “DeSean is a game breaker, he has the speed and ability to score from anywhere on the field, and he has proven himself to be a big threat for our offense. Signing our own players was a big priority for us this offseason and DeSean was certainly high on our list. We are very excited about his future as an Eagle.”

Jackson, 25, has 229 career receptions for 4,085 yards and 21 touchdowns in four seasons. He made the Pro Bowl in 2009 and 2010. In ’09, he became the first player in league history to make the Pro Bowl at two positions (wide receiver and punt returner).

Other Eagles deals from Wednesday afternoon………….

The Eagles re-signed DE Trent Cole to a five-year, $48.5 million extension, released C Jamaal Jackson, traded T Winston Justice to Indianapolis, and re-signed DT Antonio Dixon to a one-year deal.
They also signed free agent Mike Gibson, a 6-3, 300 lb. tackle/guard from the Seahawks–and perhaps not coincidentally a guy the Eagles had drafted themselves (out of Cal U.) in the 6th round of the 2008 draft…

I’ll update you later tonight with a running scorecard of other notable NFL signings and cuts… and the esteemed members of the Bored will keep you informed and entertained with their own Livefyre versions of breaking news events…

And so we shall bring honor and light… as we “carry on”…

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Early March 15th “Ides of March” notables recap….

-Arizona signed G/T Adam Snyder, formerly of the 49ers, to a five-year contract…
-Carolina released P Jason Baker….
-Carolina  re-signed QB Derek Anderson to a one-year contract….
-Chicago re-signed TE Kellen Davis to a two-year, $6 million contract…
-Cleveland signed DE Frostee Rucker, formerly of the Bengals, to a five-year deal worth $20 million…
-Dallas signed CB Brandon Carr to a five-year, $50.1 million contract….
-Dallas signed OG Mackenzy Bernadeau, formerly of the Panthers…
-Dallas signed FB Lawrence Vickers, formerly of the Texans…
-Jacksonville signed WR Laurent Robinson, formerly of the Cowboys, to a five-year, $32.5 million contract…$14 million guaranteed…
-Jacksonville signed QB Chad Henne to a two-year contract…
-Jacksonville re-signed DT C.J. Mosley to three-year, $7.5 million contract…
-Kansas City signed RB Peyton Hillis, formerly of the Browns, to a one-year, $3 million contract…
-Miami re-signed NT Paul Soliai to a two-year, $18 million deal…
-Miami signed DB Richard Marshall to a three-year, $16 million contract, including $6 million guaranteed…
-New England re-signed LB Tracy White to a one-year contract…
-New England signed DE Jonathan Fanene to a three-year contract…
-New England re-signed WR Matt Slater…
-New York Giants re-signed QB David Carr to an undisclosed contract…
-New York Giants signed TE Martellus Bennett, formerly of the Cowboys, to a one-year, $2.5 million deal…
-New York Jets re-signed K Nick Folk to an undisclosed contract…
-New York Jets released Safety Gerald Alexander…
-Oakland released DT John Henderson and RG Cooper Carlisle…
-San Diego signed FB Le’Ron McClain, formerly of the Chiefs, to a three-year deal…
-San Diego re-signed TE Kory Sperry to a one-year deal…
-Seattle re-signed OG Paul McQuistan…
-Seattle released OL Robert Gallery (lingering groin injury…ouch!)…
-Tampa Bay released C Jeff Faine…
-Atlanta re-signed restricted free agent DT Vance Walker to a one-year, $1.26 million contract…
-Atlanta agreed to terms with QB Chris Redman on an undisclosed contract…
-Carolina released OG Travelle Wharton…
-Carolina re-signed G/C Geoff Hangartner to a three-year contract…
-Chicago agreed to terms with CB Tim Jennings on a two-year contract…
-Chicago signed QB Jason Campbell to a one-year, $3.5 million contract (I would have liked the Eagles to grab him!)..
-Dallas waived K David Buehler….
-Houston waived FB Lawrence Vickers…
-Jacksonville released WR Kassim Osgood…
-Jacksonville signed LB Russell Allen to a three-year, $6 million contract…
-Jacksonville signed DE Jeremy Mincey to a four-year, $27.2 million contract…

Stay tuned for more updates… (that’s what SHE said!)…

AFTERNOON UPDATE: March 15, 2012… Brizer’s MACH 10 Challenge officially begins today! Rules for entry will be re-published in the next blurgg tonight, but can be found below in Brizer’s earlier comments (around post #250) or by clicking on Brizer’s Livefyre profile (recent posts)…

Here are some more notable transactions:

-Buffalo signed DE/OLB Mario Williams to a 6-year, $100 million contract with reportedly $50 million guaranteed…(sigh)…
-Cleveland signed CB Dimitri Patterson (our old Eagle friend) to a 3-year contract for $16 million, $6 milz guaranteed…
-Dallas signed former Jets safety Brodney Pool, terms undisclosed…
-New Orleans signed G Ben Grubbs to 5 years at $36 million, with $16 milz guaranteed…
-San Francisco released DB Shawntae Spencer…
-Tampa Bay signed QB Dan Orlovsky  to 2 years for $2.5 million…

And for your Great Overlord Evan Mathis watch update: he’s in Baltimore today being courted by the Wizard of Oz…