Philadelphia Eagles bring back DeSean Jackson in trade with Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Jenna Laine and Tim McManus of first reported that Tampa Bay was looking to deal Jackson and the Eagles were his preferred destination.

Speedy wide receiver DeSean Jackson is eyeing a return to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Buccaneers have spoken to other teams, including the Washington Redskins. Initial reports valued the contract at $5.5 million guaranteed with the opportunity to earn up to $10 million. It appears a reunion could be in store as Laine writes that the Eagles, too, have interest in their second round pick from 2008. He spent six seasons with the franchise, making the Pro Bowl three times.

Jackson is coming up on the final season of a three-year deal that he signed in 2017 to come to Tampa Bay.

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After being gone for five years, DeSean Jackson is finally back home in Philadelphia. He led the National Football League by averaging 18.9 yards per catch in 2018 - he burned the Eagles for a 75-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage in their September meeting - and he's averaged 17.4 yards per catch in his career.

The 11-year veteran had 356 catches for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns, while averaging 17.2 yards per reception in 87 games for the Eagles.