Malik Jackson agrees to deal with Eagles

Malik Jackson agrees to deal with Eagles

Jackson went on to sign with Washington before moving on to Tampa Bay in 2017.

According to multiple reports the Eagles have made a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for receiver DeSean Jackson. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported the Eagles sent a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to the Bucs in exchange for Jackson and a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Initial reports indicated the lineman would earn $10 million total.

Last month, new Bucs coach Bruce Arians had a long sit-down with Jackson, a conversation Arians said at the National Football League scouting combine "couldn't have gone better". 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.

The Eagles lacked a deep threat in 2018 after they lost Mike Wallace for the season in Week 2.

The Jags moved on from Jackson to save $11 million in cap space after drafting his successor in Taven Bryan during last April's draft.

Jackson was cut unceremoniously by former Eagles coach Chip Kelly following a 2013 season in which he caught 82 passes for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.

Peters started all 16 games last season but often wasn't able to play all the offensive snaps.

The Eagles agreed to re-work Jackson's contract with a deal that is expected to be worth $27 million over three years, according to a source.

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