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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded De Sean Jackson to the Philadelphia Eagles NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded De Sean Jackson to the Philadelphia Eagles NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports

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.

These reports came to light just hours before teams can legally tamper with free agents, starting at 12:00pm EST.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded De Sean Jackson to the Philadelphia Eagles NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded De Sean Jackson to the Philadelphia Eagles NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports

Terms of the deal have not been released, but the Times confirmed the deal is contingent on Jackson reaching a new contract agreement 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. Jackson led the National Football League averaging 18.9 yards per catch in 2018, while hauling in 41 receptions for 774 yards and four touchdowns.

Jackson is coming up on the final season of a three-year deal that he signed in 2017 to come to Tampa Bay. He has 589 catches for 10,261 yards and 53 touchdowns in his career. Jacksonville cut Jackson to avoid paying him $13 million this year.


He is due to make $10 million next season.

The Eagles agreed to re-work Jackson's contract with a deal that is expected to be worth $27 million over three years, according to a source.


Jackson was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars last week in a cost-cutting move but has quickly found a home in Philadelphia.


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