After the Eagles had to make the decision whether or not to tag any players on their roster, those tagged players had to decide whether or not they wanted to sign.
Both Michael Vick and David Akers have made decisions on their tags; however, they chose to go separate ways. Vick has decided to sign his franchise tender, while Akers decided to pass on his.
With Vick signing his offer, he’ll be set to receive around $16 million next year based upon the rules of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. This may or may not be what Vick gets paid next season as both he and the Eagles want to work out a long-term deal.
Akers will not sign his tender, because he wants a long-term deal as well. By not signing the deal, Akers will be able to receive long-term deals from other teams. If this happens, the Eagles will be forced to make a decision on whether or not they want to match the offer or let Akers walk.