Wide receiver DeSean Jackson returning to the Philadelphia Eagles

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson returning to the Philadelphia Eagles

DeSean Jackson #11 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers makes a reception during the first quarter against the Washington Redskins at Raymond James Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. Per NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the veteran defensive tackle is expected to sign a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles soon that will be worth $30 million.

DeSean Jackson is headed back to the Eagles, where he started his career, and quarterback Carson Wentz appears pretty happy about it. Players with expiring contracts can't sign with a new team, however, until Wednesday at 4 p.m., when trades can become official as well.

He was voted to three Pro Bowls during his six-year tenure with the Eagles.

Jackson was released in 2014 following an NJ Advance Media report about the wide receiver's off-the-field issues.




Verderame also reported that Jackson is unwilling to take a pay cut to stay in Tampa Bay.

But it now appears that Jackson is set to return to the city where he spent the first six years of his National Football League career. While Torrey Smith and Mike Wallace filled that role in the past, Jackson is a major upgrade.

At 32, Jackson is coming off a season in which he caught 41 passes for 774 yards and four touchdowns. Following the exchange, Jackson did not play in the Buccaneers' next three games.

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