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Fox: Eagles need Jackson for long haul

It will not be easy, but here is how this should end: Somehow, Philadelphia needs to narrow the gulf that exists between their appraisal of DeSean Jackson and his appraisal of himself and sign him to a long-term deal. Maybe coach Andy Reid has to turn into Papa Bear and wrap his arms around the young man and make Jackson feel wanted, appreciated and loved. Maybe the front office can give just enough by way of up-front dollars or salary to get agent Drew Rosenhaus to give back.

The Eagles need Jackson. They are better with him than without him. He is a unique talent, a supremely fast receiver, a deep threat, a game-breaker, a difference-maker.

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