DeSean Jackson, Eagles Have Mutual Interest

Elena Summers
March 12, 2019

Now, with free agency approaching, it seems like the team is back to moving on from Jackson. He made the Pro Bowl three times as a member of the Eagles.

But plenty of news comes out before then.

The Philadelphia Eagles acquired DeSean Jackson from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, league sources tell ESPN, reuniting the deep-threat receiver with the team that drafted him in 2008. According to ESPN, the Eagles will send a sixth-round pick in this year's draft to Tampa and also receive a seventh-rounder in 2020. According to the report, a reunion with the Eagles is Jackson's preferred destination, but he can't force his way there if he's not released.

More details to come. He averaged 18.9 yards per catch last season, despite the turmoil at the quarterback position in Tampa Bay last season. He has 589 catches for 10,261 yards and 53 touchdowns in his career.

Following his release from the Eagles, Jackson spent three seasons with the Washington Redskins.

The Eagles signed veteran Mike Wallace to fill that outside speed role previous year, but he broke his leg in the second game of the season and didn't return to the field.

The Jags moved on from Jackson to save $11 million in cap space after drafting his successor in Taven Bryan during last April's draft. Despite being 32, Jackson is still among the fastest wide receivers in the game.

Jackson's contract is reportedly worth $30 million over three years.

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