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Jackson Returns To Eagles After Trade With Buccaneers
The Buccaneers were shopping wide receiver DeSean Jackson, and the veteran wideout founded his desire landing spot after the Eagles acquired him in a trade with Tampa Bay on Monday.

Not only did Jackson get his wish of destinations, he got paid in the process.

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Jackson will get $13 million in guarantees in a contract restructure. He had $10 million in unguaranteed base salary left on the deal the Bucs signed him to two years ago, so he picks up a little security in the process.

The Eagles sent a 2019 sixth-rounder to the Buccaneers for the veteran wide receiver, and will get back the Bucs’ 2020 seventh-rounder in the swap.

Jackson spent the first six seasons of his career in Philadelphia and caught 356 passes for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns, averaging 59 catches for 1,020 yards and five touchdowns.

Despite his production, he was abruptly released by the team after the 2013 season, which was statistically his best, as he posted career highs in receptions, yards, and touchdowns.

Jackson foreshadowed the move in advance of the official announcement by posting on social media that he would no longer be with the Buccaneers. “Tampa it was a great experience, but things didn’t work out,” Jackson wrote. “Looking forward to my next destination. Stay Tuned.”

The 32-year-old Jackson is still a big-time play maker, averaging 18.9 yards per catch last season. He will provide the deep threat they sorely lacked in 2018 after Mike Wallace broke his leg in Week 2 -- against Tampa Bay.

Remember, the speedy Jackson began the 2018 season with three 100-yard games over the first four contests and three touchdowns, but that was as a beneficiary of FitzMagic as quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was at the helm in the early going. When Jameis Winston returned, Jackson's numbers waned and he finished the campaign with 41 receptions for 774 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games.

It's safe to say his lack of chemistry with Winston was among the reasons Jackson was looking to leave Tampa Bay.

Now he'll get a chance to build some chemistry with Carson Wentz while working alongside the likes of Alshon Jeffery and tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, a group that will create some very difficult choices for defenders this coming season.

Meanwhile, Jackson's arrival might not be good news for Nelson Agholor.

Remember, the Eagles have a decision to make on Agholor, who has a base salary of $9.387 million this season. The Eagles can cut him and owe him no further money.

According to's Michael David Smith, Jackson and Agholor could coexist in the Eagles’ offense, but with Jackson’s $10 million cap hit now coming on the books along with Jeffery‘s $14.725 million cap hit, that’s an awful lot of money to spend at the wide receiver position.

The Eagles may decide that Agholor needs to either take a pay cut or get cut.

If Agholor gets cut, he’ll be an unrestricted free agent, and Smith was quick to point out there will certainly be a market for a 25-year-old who started all 16 games for a playoff team last year. But maybe not a big enough market for Agholor to make more money than he would with the Eagles.