The NFL’s legal tampering period is fast-approaching. Following a weekend that saw the Steelers trade Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders for a third and fifth-round pick, as well as Danny Amendola’s release and subsequent signing with the Detroit Lions, ESPN’s Jenna Laine and Tim McManus are reporting that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are shopping WR DeSean Jackson, with the Eagles being a preferred destination for the player:
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) March 11, 2019
While the Bucs are shopping Jackson in hopes of finding a trade, there’s still a chance they’ll have to cut bait and let Jackson walk without compensation. Tampa Bay enters the offseason with less than $3.5m in cap space and releasing/trading Jackson would clear an additional $10m.
Jackson hauled in 41 receptions (4 TDs) on 74 targets for 774 yards in 2018 for an average of 18.9 yards per reception. That number is the third-highest of his career behind only 22.5 yd/rec (2010 w/ Eagles) and 20.9 yd/rec (2014 w/ Washington).