DeSean Jackson Considering Return To Eagles, Sources Say

Heather Diaz
March 12, 2019

He spent three seasons in Washington and the last two with the Buccaneers after he signed a three-year, $33.5 million deal with Tampa Bay in 2017.

Jackson will receive a three-year contract worth $30 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter clarified, citing a source. Jackson spent his first six seasons with the Eagles after being the 49th overall pick in the 2008 draft.

Left tackle Jason Peters has agreed to a pay cut that will keep him with the Eagles in 2019.

DeSean Jackson is returning to Philadelphia, NFL Network reports.

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". Laine also reported that Jackson is "hopeful to either be traded to the Eagles or be released by the Bucs" because he wants a fresh start.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded De Sean Jackson to the Philadelphia Eagles NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded De Sean Jackson to the Philadelphia Eagles NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports

The 32-year-old Jackson was dumped by the Eagles after posting what still stand as career highs in receptions (82), yards (1,332) and TD catches (nine) in the 2013 season.

Jackson would fit well with Bruce Arians' new offense in Tampa, because of his field-stretching ability.

Jackson's yards-per-catch surged last season when Ryan Fitzpatrick played in eight games, leading Jackson to publicly support Fitzpatrick as the team's quarterback.

The deal frees up $10 million in cap space for the Bucs, who were sitting on $3.5 million in cap space prior to the trade.

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