Buccaneers agree to trade DeSean Jackson back to Eagles

There is going to be a reunion next season in Philadelphia.

The Eagles and Buccaneers have agreed to terms on a trade that will send wide receiver DeSean Jackson back to Philly, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones. The person requested anonymity because no deal can become official until Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET when the NFL's new league year begins.

Jackson had posted a message to his Instagram account Monday in which he signaled that his time in Tampa Bay was coming to a close.

“Tampa it was a great experience, but things didn’t work out !!,” Jackson wrote. “Looking forward to my next destination. Stay Tuned.”

WR DeSean Jackson (11) played his first six NFL seasons in Philadelphia. (Photo: Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports)

The Bucs will receiver for a 2019 sixth-round pick and a 2020 seventh-round pick.

Jackson, 32, played the first six seasons of his NFL career (2008-13) in Philadelphia under former coaches Andy Reid and Chip Kelly. The Eagles released Jackson in 2014.

The three-time Pro Bowler then played for the Washington Redskins for three seasons, before signing with the Buccaneers in 2017.

With Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson being a former assistant of Reid’s, Jackson should have plenty of familiarity with the Eagles' offense.

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Tampa it was a great experience, but things didn’t work out !! Looking forward to my next destination .. ? ? Stay Tuned #0ne0fone

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In recent seasons, Jackson’s production had slowed. He collected 1,442 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in two seasons in Tampa.

During his six seasons in Philadelphia, Jackson caught 356 passes for 6,117 yards and added 39 total touchdowns.



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