Three days ago there were four different scenarios that could have played out with the Eagles' handling of free agents Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper:

A) Maclin stays, Cooper goes.

B) Cooper stays, Maclin goes.

C) Both Maclin and Cooper go.

Three days ago there were four different scenarios that could have played out with the Eagles' handling of free agents Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper:

A) Maclin stays, Cooper goes.

B) Cooper stays, Maclin goes.

C) Both Maclin and Cooper go.
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D) Both Maclin and Cooper stay.

As we learned over the last few days, the answer ended up being "D." Or did it? Is there perhaps a bombshell on the horizon, in the form of "option E?"

E) Both Maclin and Cooper stay, DeSean Jackson goes.

The Eagles are not going to shop Jackson. The instant they do, they'll forfeit any negotiating advantage they may have in trying to recoup acceptable value in return. This is especially true with a personality like Jackson, who comes with a history of character concerns. However, if another team came calling, the Eagles certainly wouldn't laugh and hang up. There's an opinion among some in the Eagles organization that Jackson's personality is not a great fit with the locker room culture that Chip Kelly is trying to cultivate, and the Eagles could be open to trading him.

The Eagles' actions over the last few days back that sentiment. First, let's look at how much the Eagles are paying their wide receivers.

According to Overthecap.com, the Eagles have $24,170,000 in cap space allocated to the WR position. According to the site owner, Jason Fitzgerald, Jeremy Maclin's cap number has not yet been added in to his system, but Riley Cooper's new cap number has. Maclin's number is dependent on his "per game roster bonus," but for now we'll assume a value of $5.5 million. We'll also project that Jason Avant will be released, which will save the Eagles $3.25 million in cap space. After those updates, the Eagles will have $26,420,000 allocated to their WRs in 2014. That is the second highest total in the NFL, behind only the Dolphins, who would love to take a mulligan on the horrific contract they handed Mike Wallace, which will eat up $17,250,000 in cap space in 2014.

The Dolphins aside, the rest of the NFL isn't even close, and the Eagles' WR cap number for 2014 is almost double the league average of $13,560,537.