Published: Tue, March 12, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Eagles expected to sign Malik Jackson

Eagles expected to sign Malik Jackson

According to the report, a reunion with the Eagles is Jackson's preferred destination, but he can't force his way there if he's not released.

The Buccaneers had been shopping DeSean Jackson all day according to the buzz on the street and now they have found a landing spot, shipping the receiver to the Eagles according to a report from Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

Jackson is one of the best deep-threats in the NFL.

The truth is the organization has been trying and failing to replace Jackson since Chip Kelly cut the speedy wide receiver in 2014, following a season in which he caught 82 balls for 1,332. Jackson was set to make $10 million in the final season of a three-year, $33.5 million contract he signed in 2017 with Tampa Bay.

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

ESPN's Chris Mortensen revealed that the Eagles will reportedly rework DeSean's deal, giving him $27 million over three years with a guaranteed $13 million.

He said last season he wasn't happy, and sources said he wanted a fresh start with a different team. His playing time was reduced in the second half of last season, but he's still an effective interior pass-rusher. Following the exchange, Jackson did not play in the Buccaneers' next three games.

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