DeSean Jackson bids farewell to Bucs on social media

DeSean Jackson bids farewell to Bucs on social media

Per NBC Sports Philadelphia, the Eagles have traded a 2019 sixth-round pick and a 2020 seventh-round to land Jackson.

According to ESPN, which cited unidentified sources, the Buccaneers have been actively shopping the wide receiver for a potential trade and Philadelphia would be the preferred destination for Jackson. He was unceremoniously cut by coach Chip Kelly in March 2014 following a career year in which Jackson posted 1,332 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. The stunning release came the same day as a report by detailing Jackson's ties to gang members in Los Angeles.

Some teams expect Jackson to be released by Tampa Bay.

There's no official word from the Eagles at this time.

Jackson has led the league in yards per reception four times, including this past season (18.9).

The team announced his new contract on Monday afternoon, and his agent revealed that it would be worth up to $10 million, with $5.5 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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. Following the exchange, Jackson did not play in the Buccaneers' next three games.

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