January 04, 2012

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said Tuesday that he would welcome controversial receiver DeSean Jackson back to the Eagles "if the right terms develop."

"DeSean is a terrific player," Lurie said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I think his attitude and his whole approach in the final month of the season was terrific -- high energy. I think he started to realize and get it.

Jackson just completed the fourth and final year of his rookie contract. He is thought to want a long-term deal that would pay him in the neighborhodd of $10 million per year. The Eagles could also opt to place the one-year franchise tag on Jackson in February.

After the Eagles' season finale on Sunday, Jackson said he wanted to return to the team, and apologized for letting his contract uncertainty affect his play this season. He had 58 receptions for 961 yards and four touchdowns in 2011.

Jackson was benched one game after missing a team meeting and sidelined late in another for dropping several passes.

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