Report: Bucs cannot find trade partner for DeSean Jackson

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not finding a trade partner for wife receiver DeSean Jackson. She also said that the Bucs are keeping him “for now.”

Jackson is owed $10 million next season. It is believed that the Buccaneers will release him at one point this off-season.

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

Jackson previously requested a trade last October. However, at the trade deadline, he remained with the team up until this point.

While the Bucs would like to receive compensation in return for Jackson, it is believed that Jackson may be released outright. This would then allow him to sign with whichever team he wants. 

The Buccaneers have an option to release Jackson with not facing any ramifications. There would be zero dead cap space by making the move. 

If he is released, Tampa Bay would not be responsible for the $10 million salary for the 2019 season.

This is not the first-time that the Eagles have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Jackson. We previously reported in Dec. that he wanted to go back to the Eagles or the Washington Redskins.

The Long Beach, California native was a second-round draft pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. It is worth noting, as well, that the Eagles were mentioned as a candidate to sign him, before he eventually signed a three-year deal with the Buccaneers. 

He spent the first six-years of his career with the Eagles. Then, he spent three seasons with the Washington Redskins and the last two seasons with the Buccaneers. 

Jackson had better numbers when Ryan Fitzpatrick was the quarterback. 

He appeared in 12 games, including 10 starts. He had 41 receptions for 774 yards and four touchdowns. Jackson also had six carries for 29 yards and an additional touchdown.

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