QDeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
1 week ago

Jackson (Achilles) signed a three-year contract with the Eagles on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson was previously entering the last year of the contract he originally signed with Tampa Bay in March of 2017. This re-worked deal likely lowers his $10-plus million cap hit for 2019 and keeps the deep threat under Eagles control through 2021. With Golden Tate and Mike Wallace no longer around, Jackson is joining Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor at the top of the depth chart in Philadelphia.

QDeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
2 weeks ago

The Buccaneers agreed to trade Jackson (Achilles) to the Eagles on Monday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson thus returns to the team that drafted him in the second round of the 2008 draft. Although he's entering the twilight of his career as a 32-year-old, he still led the NFL with 18.9 yards per catch in 2018 en route to a 41-774-4 line in 12 games. With Golden Tate, Mike Wallace and Jordan Matthews set to depart as unrestricted free agents, Tate will work in concert with Alshon Jeffery ribs() and Nelson Agholor in the starting lineup next season.

QDeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
2 weeks ago

The Buccaneers aren't having any luck finding a trade for Jackson (Achilles), Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports multiple teams are interested in acquiring Jackson, but not if it means giving up a draft pick for the right to pay him $10 million in 2019. Those teams prefer to wait out the situation, presumably operating under the assumption Tampa Bay will eventually release the 32-year-old wideout. The Bucs reportedly intend to keep Jackson on their roster for the time being, but the outlook could change quickly if they make some big moves in free agency. The Eagles have been mentioned as a possible fit, though it may simply be a case of wishful thinking on Jackson's part.

QDeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
2 weeks ago

The Buccaneers have been shopping Jackson (Achilles), who is interested in a return to Philadelphia, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reports on the 32-year-old deep threat have gone back and forth throughout the offseason, with the initial assumption of a trade or release coming into question in late February when new coach Bruce Arians said he was excited to work with Jackson in Tampa Bay. It appears the front office has a different outlook, which makes sense with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin also on the roster. The team will free up $10 million in cap space if Jackson is moved, leaving more than enough money to sign a slot replacement for impending free agent Adam Humphries. Of course, it's also possible Tampa could use the savings to help pay for the multi-year contract Humphries desires. Regardless of the specifics, Jackson seems to be headed for a new destination this offseason.

QDeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
3 weeks ago

Coach Bruce Arians recently had a lengthy discussion with Jackson (Achilles) and said he looks forward to working with the veteran wide receiver in Tampa Bay, ESPN.com's Jenna Laine reports.

EDGE Analysis

Arians sung a different tune than general manager Jason Licht, who said the team remains open to all options. Jackson is frustrated by his lack of chemistry with quarterback Jameis Winston, making the 32-year-old wideout an obvious candidate for trade or release ahead of the final season of a three-year, $33.5 million contract. The move would free up $10 million in cap space and seemed obvious a couple months ago, but the Bucs may view things differently after they hired a coach best known for his vertical passing attack. With Adam Humphries scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, the team could move Mike Evans and/or Chris Godwin into the slot more often to free up the logam outside. Regardless of where Jackson ends up playing, his finger and Achilles injuries from late in the 2018 campaign shouldn't have much impact on his 2019 preparation.

QDeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
2 months ago

Jackson (Achilles) said he would like to play for the Rams, ESPN.com's Jenna Laine reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given that the Rams aren't a fit in terms of positional need or cap space, this comment is only interesting as an implicit admission that Jackson doesn't expect to be back in Tampa Bay. With a non-guaranteed $10 million remaining on his contract, the 32-year-old wideout likely will be traded or released at some point during the offseason. Jackson struggled with injuries and never lived up to expectations in his time with the Bucs, but he did at least prove he's still a first-rate deep threat, producing 18.9 yards per catch and 10.5 per target in 2018. There hasn't been anything to suggest late-season thumb and Achilles injuries will have an impact on his preparation for 2019.

QDeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
3 months ago

Jackson (Achilles), who was inactive for Sunday's 34-32 loss to the Falcons, finished the 2018 season with 41 receptions (on 74 targets) for 774 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed six times for 29 yards and another score.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson's relatively underwhelming two-year stint in Tampa appears highly likely to come to an end this offseason, given that the veteran himself has openly expressed a desire to move on from the franchise that inked him to a three-year, $33.5 million contract with $20 million in guarantees prior to the 2017 campaign. The 32-year-old speedster is at an interesting career juncture, as his serviceable but disappointing receiving yardage tallies over the past pair of seasons haven't really been indicative of a decline in skills. Jackson has corroborated the presence of his top-end speed on multiple occasions over that span, logging 23 catches of greater than 20 yards, including six over 40. Moreover, the 2008 second-round pick's 18.9 YPC figure this past season was actually his highest since 2014. However, Jackson will presumably go on the hunt for both a better fit scheme-wise and a more proficient downfield passer than Jameis Winston when considering his next destination, as he managed just a 55.5 percent catch rate during his pair of Bucs campaigns. Jackson is on the books for $10 million in 2019, and his release would not result in any dead cap money for the team.

QDeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
3 months ago

Jackson (Achilles) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 tilt against the Falcons, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Jackson will be in street clothes for what's increasingly expected to be his final game in Tampa. The disgruntled veteran has made no secret of his desire to play elsewhere in 2019, so an offseason divorce appears highly likely. Both Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries stand to benefit from Jackson's absence Sunday.

QDeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
3 months ago

Jackson (Achilles) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Absent from practice throughout the week, Jackson doesn't seem to have much shot at playing in what could be his final game with the Buccaneers. The team can free up $10 million in cap space by releasing him after the season, with no shortage of alternative at wide receiver in the form of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries. The presumed Week 17 absence should free up a few more snaps and targets for Godwin outside.

QDeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
3 months ago

Jackson (Achilles) wasn't spotted at Friday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson looks as though he will miss his third straight practice and is certainly trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's game against the Falcons. The 32-year-old has expressed his desire to leave Tampa Bay after the season, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN, so he very well may have played his final game with the Buccaneers. Jackson's status will receive further clarity once the team posts their official injury report Friday.