DeSean Jackson Shocks the NFL, returns to Philadelphia

SportsBlenderNFL Tue, 12 Mar 2019

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DeSean Jackson

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been traded by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sending the 11-year veteran back to where it all began. Jackson will rejoin the Philadelphia Eagles, adding a needed receiver to their barren roster.

DeSean Jackson and the Buccaneers will part ways after two underwhelming seasons in Tampa Bay. In his two seasons in Tampa, Jackson hauled in 91 catches for 1,442 yards and seven touchdowns. Although his production was solid in his time as a Buccaneer, the organization have decided to part ways with the wide out, trading Jackson and a 2020 7th round pick for a 6th round pick in this year’s draft.

DeSean Jackson will be welcomed with open arms in Philly. The 32-year-old has already spent six wildly productive seasons in Philadelphia, recording three 1,000+ receiving yard seasons in his time there. Jackson will offer Carson Wentz a deep threat, as well as a speedster who has the ability to take the top off opposing defences, leaving more probing room for popular aerial target Zach Ertz. With most of the Eagles wideouts expected to test free agency, Jackson is just one of three receivers guaranteed to be on the Eagles roster next season. Jackson joins Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor in Philly, making up a productive trio at the wide receiver position for the Eagles.

With Jackson’s departure, plus the loss of slot receiver Adam Humphries, the Buccaneers have  lost two of their more productive offensive players. The pair was responsible for 1,590 receiving yards and nine touchdowns last season, leaving a gaping hole in the receiving core of the Bucs.

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