Published: Tue, March 12, 2019
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

DeSean Jackson Traded from Buccaneers, Headed Back to Philly

DeSean Jackson Traded from Buccaneers, Headed Back to Philly

He has one year left on his current contract and has expressed some frustration with Tampa Bay's offense.

Sources tell ESPN that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be interested in trading former Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

Reports indicate the Bucs will get back a 2019 6th round pick and the Eagles will get the Bucs' 2019 7th round pick in the deal.

Last month, new Bucs coach Bruce Arians had a long sit-down with Jackson, a conversation Arians said at the National Football League scouting combine "couldn't have gone better".


More details to come. Also used extensively as a punt returner early in his career, he took four punts back for touchdowns in his first three seasons with the Eagles.

DeSean Jackson says good-bye to Tampa Bay.

The Eagles lacked a deep threat in 2018 after they lost Mike Wallace for the season in Week 2.

He signed a six-year contract worth $85.5m with the Jags in 2016 but was cut mainly due to his $15m salary cap hit in 2019. The rookie was initially given a shot on the edge, however, late in the season it became clear he was a better interior rusher and he's expected to see significant play time in Jackson's place if not name the starter at defensive tackle. His playing time was reduced in the second half of last season, but he's still an effective interior pass-rusher.

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