Sources: Buccaneers’ Jackson wants to play elsewhere in 2019

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers thought DeSean Jackson would be a good fit for the offense led by Dirk Koetter when he signed with the team. Jackson no longer wants to be a part of the team.

According to sources, he wants to play elsewhere in 2019. The same sources have informed us that he would like to return to the Washington Redskins or the Philadelphia Eagles.

The sources also indicated that the Los Angeles Rams may be in the mix.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson catches a reception against the Atlanta Falcons
DeSean Jackson catches a reception against the Atlanta Falcons (Getty Images)

The Buccaneers have an out to get of his contract following this season. They can release him with no dead cap space for the 2019 season by making this move, according to Spotrac.

If they do release him, Jackson would have made $23.5 million over the last two seasons. He signed a three-year, $33.5 million deal with the Buccaneers prior to the 2017 season.

The 32-year-old Long Beach, California native has made 12 appearances, including 10 starts with the Buccaneers this season. He has 41 receptions for 774 yards and four touchdowns.

His stats have been better with Ryan Fitzpatrick in as the team’s starting quarterback. Koetter has flipped-flopped between Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston all season.

Jackson had three games, where he had more than 100 yards. He had five receptions for 146 yards with two touchdowns in the season-opener against the New Orleans Saints on September 9th.

He also had four receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Eagles. Then, in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears, he had five receptions for 112 yards.

He had just one reception for 24 yards against the Dallas Cowboys on December 23rd. In his last two games, he has four receptions for 43 yards.

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