The veteran Buccaneers wide receiver seemed to indicate he is being cut through an Instagram post Monday, the start of the NFL's legal tampering period. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported the Eagles sent a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to the Bucs in exchange for Jackson and a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
A second-round pick out of Cal, by Philadelphia in 2008, Jackson had some of his best games with the Eagles.More news: Daylight Saving Time Starts This Weekend. But Why Do We Spring Forward?
Jackson was set to make $10 million for the Bucs in 2019 with a full $10 million cap hit, but no dead money if released.
Jackson has led the league in yards per reception four times, including this past season (18.9). They would gain $10-million on the cap if the trade of Jackson is completed.
This would be the third year of a three-year, $33.5 million contract. He played just 79 percent of the offensive snaps last season and missed more than half the 2017 season, including the entire postseason, after wrecking a knee.
The Philadelphia Eagles are key players in free agency.