Buccaneers Reportedly Trade DeSean Jackson to Eagles
JC News|March. 11, 2019
DeSean Jackson has officially landed back on his old squad.
Just hours after Jackson posted on social media that he would not be returning to Tampa Bay, the Philadelphia Eagles have landed the veteran wideout in a trade.
Jackson started his pro career in the city of brotherly love when he was selected by the Eagles in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. D-Jax totaled six years with the Eagles before signing with the Redskins in 2014.
In Jackson's return to Philly, he will join Alshon Jeffrey and Nelson Agholor in the receiving corps, adding a deep threat to the Eagles passing attack. The 31-year old hasn't lost much of a step, and still has the speed to take the top off a defense.
In exchange for the veteran, the Eagles will reportedly send a 2019 sixth-round pick to Tampa and get a 2019 seventh-rounder back.
For the Bucs, this trade is ideal from a financial perspective. Jackson's departure frees up $10 million worth of cap space and creates no dead money.