DeSean Jackson Returning to Eagles After Buccaneers Agree Trade


A second-round pick out of Cal, by Philadelphia in 2008, Jackson had some of his best games with the Eagles.

It appeared as if the Bucs wanted to keep DeSean Jackson just last week, but those rumors came to an abrupt end today when he was traded to the Eagles. After finding out that going where the highest paycheck is, isn't exactly the recipe for winning championships, Jackson chose to take a different route. Jackson requested a trade before the 2018 National Football League trade deadline in October. Jacksonville cut Jackson to avoid paying him $13 million this year. On Monday, at the beginning of the NFL Tampering Period, Jackson requested his release.

If Jackson were moved, it would free up an extra $10 million in cap space for the Bucs, a team in desperate need of some spending flexibility as free agency is set to begin as they find themselves in a financial bind after shelling out big money to left tackle Donovan Smith. 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. Jackson can't contain his excitement and is so amped to be catching deep balls from Carson Wentz, that he's already playing Madden with Wentz as his quarterback.

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Also, he's been dying for a Philadelphia reunion ever since he became available a couple of years back.

Speedy wide receiver DeSean Jackson is eyeing a return to the Philadelphia Eagles.