Jackson posts goodbye message to Bucs

Jackson posts goodbye message to Bucs

Jackson posts goodbye message to Bucs

Will DeSean Jackson be part of the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers under coach Bruce Arians? ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported the Eagles sent a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to the Bucs in exchange for Jackson and a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. He is set to earn $10 million in 2019, with no guaranteed money remaining.

A second-round pick out of Cal, by Philadelphia in 2008, Jackson had some of his best games with the Eagles. Also used extensively as a punt returner early in his career, he took four punts back for touchdowns in his first three seasons with the Eagles.

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

Trading Jackson frees up $10 million in salary-cap space for the Bucs, who had less than $3.5 million in cap room entering the legal tampering period.

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He said last season he wasn't happy, and sources said he wanted a fresh start with a different team.

Jackson's contract is reportedly worth $30 million over three years. Despite being 32, Jackson is still among the fastest wide receivers in the game.

While Tampa is seeking compensation in return for Jackson the week of free agency, this is usually a precursor to a player being released, and this looks like the likely conclusion of the Jackson saga as well.

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