NFL trade rumors: Buccaneers shopping DeSean Jackson to Eagles

NFL trade rumors: DeSean Jackson wants to be dealt from Buccaneers

DeSean Jackson could soon be on his way out of Tampa Bay.

According to ESPN, which cited unidentified sources, the Buccaneers have been actively shopping the wide receiver for a potential trade and Philadelphia would be the preferred destination for Jackson.

The report noted a trade is favored, though some teams believe Jackson will be released instead. He remains under contract with the Bucs and the team has the option of keeping him for the 2019 season, but trading him would free up  $10 million in salary cap space.

It was reported at the end of last season that Jackson was ready to “move on” from the franchise after a rumored spat with former coach Dirk Koetter. Jackson also doesn’t have good chemistry with quarterback Jameis Winston and backed Ryan Fitzpatrick to be the starter.

Jackson, 32, was initially selected by the Eagles in the second round of the 2008 draft and had a three-year stint with the Redskins before joining the Bucs in 2017.

He caught 41 passes for 774 yards and four touchdowns in 2018 while also eclipsing 10,000 receiving yards for his career.