Buccaneers trade DeSean Jackson to the Eagles

Buccaneers trade DeSean Jackson to the Eagles

Jackson was set to make $10 million in the final season of a three-year, $33.5 million contract he signed in 2017 with Tampa Bay.

DeSean Jackson is returning to Philadelphia, NFL Network reports.

The Eagles reached an agreement with the free-agent defensive tackle on Monday, ESPN first reported.

Jackson will receive a three-year contract worth $30 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter clarified, citing a source.

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As I wrote this morning, Jackson would be a fit with the Eagles, but it'll be interesting to see what the price would be.

Even at 32 years old, Jackson is still one of the game's most risky speed receivers, averaging 18.9 yards per catch in 12 games last season. The stunning release came the same day as a report by NJ.com detailing Jackson's ties to gang members in Los Angeles. He has 589 catches for 10,261 yards and 53 touchdowns in his career. He made the Pro Bowl three times as a member of the Eagles. The Eagles needed a consistent deep-threat at wide receiver.

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".

It didn't take long for Malik Jackson to get scooped. The Eagles also are expected to add a running back and a linebacker to help alleviate the expected departures of Jay Ajayi and Jordan Hicks, respectively.

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