He's next in line, but DeSean Jackson is keeping quiet

Now that the Philadelphia Eagles have knocked out a contract for Michael Vick, the expectation is that a deal for DeSean Jackson will follow.

But whatever is happening – or isn’t happening – in that regard remains a mystery. That’s just how the Eagles want to keep it and after a brief contract holdout at the start of training camp, Jackson has vowed to keep quiet.

I've got two years left on my deal," Eagles president Joe Banner joked, according to the Allentown Morning Call, when he was asked if another big contract would follow on the heels of the one for quarterback Michael Vick. "We've always tried to keep those conversations confidential. We just think it's in everybody's best interest. We understand the interest, but I think it's best for the players and for us to keep whatever contract conversations we're having or not confidential."

Fair enough. Is the team even engaged with Jackson’s agent Drew Rosenhaus in talks?

"Whatever conversations — or not — will be kept confidential," Banner reiterated.

The Eagles are dealing with a tight salary cap situation even after doing a deal for Vick, which lowered his cap number for this season. Jackson is doing the right thing at the moment but we’ve got to believe if something isn’t resolved by midseason, we’ll be hearing from him again. Maybe a deal gets completed in the next few weeks.

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