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Eagles offered a late-round pick to the Bucs for Vincent Jackson

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson had four teams interested in him at the trade deadline. The Philadelphia Eagles attempted to trade for Jackson at the deadline.

The Eagles tried to give the Bucs a late-round pick for Jackson. Tampa Bay immediately declined the offer.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson warms up prior to their game against the Baltimore Ravens
Vincent Jackson warms up prior to their game against the Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Jackson is the Bucs No. 1 wide receiver and is under contract through 2016 with a reasonable contract. It is interesting to see that the Eagles were trying to acquire Jackson to help upgrade their wide out corps.

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The team views Riley Cooper, who signed a long-term deal in the off-season, a liability when he’s not blocking for the running game. Jordan Matthews, the Eagles second round pick, has been getting increasing snaps.

With out a deal for Jackson, Matthews could take Cooper’s starting position in the near future.

Jackson has had 32 receptions for 443 yards through eight games. He also had two touchdown receptions.

Cooper had 31 receptions for 331 yards through eight games. He also had one touchdown reception.

Rookie Matthews has had 32 receptions for 313 yards. He has had three touchdown receptions.

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Jeremy Maclin is the Eagles’ leading receiver. He has had 45 receptions for 790 yards and eight touchdowns through the first half of the season.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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