DeSean Jackson played the first six years of his career in Philadelphia after the Eagles drafted him in the second round in 2008.

By Khadrice Rollins
March 11, 2019

Former Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson is returning to Philadelphia as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to trade him Monday, Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL.com report.

Derrick Gunn of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports the Eagles are sending the Buccaneers a 2019 sixth-round pick and a 2020 seventh-round pick.

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

Jackson is coming up on the final season of a three-year deal that he signed in 2017 to come to Tampa Bay. He was owed $10 million in 2019, with none of it being guaranteed. Adam Caplan of 94.1 WIP in Philadelphia reports Jackson will restructure his deal so he gets an additional two seasons and make $27 million over the three years of the deal. He adds that Jackson will get $15 million guaranteed, and make $18 million in the first two years of the contract.

Philadelphia drafted Jackson in the second round in 2008. He played six seasons with the Eagles, earning three Pro Bowl nods in his time there before a nasty divorce sparked by then-coach Chip Kelly.

If Tampa Bay was unable to find a trade partner, they likely would have cut Jackson, who already sold his Florida home, according to ESPN.com.

At 32, Jackson is coming off a season in which he caught 41 passes for 774 yards and four touchdowns.

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