Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson returning to the Philadelphia Eagles

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson returning to the Philadelphia Eagles

The trade was first reported by NFL Network, which said it will be for an exchange of late round picks.

Kapadia: The Eagles have been trying and failing to replace DeSean Jackson since Chip Kelly unceremoniously released the speedy wide receiver in 2014, following a season in which he caught 82 balls for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.

According to Over The Cap and Spotrac, Peters was slated to count $10.67 million against the salary cap.

Ever since the trade deadline in 2018, Jackson wanted to be dealt.

This should not be a surprise that Jackson and the Bucs appear to be headed for a divorce after FanSided's Matt Verderame's report that Jackson was the cause of a good deal of conflict in the locker room, especially with quarterback Jameis Winston. He had only one game of at least 77 yards receiving and sat out three other games with a thumb injury.

Jackson was traded to the Eagles for a 2019 sixth-round pick and will give Wentz a deep weapon that he hasn't had during his first four seasons in the NFL. And just like that, Jackson is back in Philly with a restructured contract, which will keep him here for the next three seasons. He led the National Football League by averaging 18.9 yards per catch in 2018 - he burned the Eagles for a 75-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage in their September meeting - and he's averaged 17.4 yards per catch in his career.

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