According to ESPN, the Bucs are still seeking a trade partner for the 32-year-old Giants-killer, who is supposed to be on the books for $10 million next season, though none of it is guaranteed. The report notes that the Philadelphia Eagles are Jackson's preferred destination and that while the Bucs are looking to trade him, some other teams believe the veteran could be cut if a swap isn't realized.
Jackson's contract is reportedly worth $30 million over three years.
Jackson was released by the Eagles in 2014 amid reports that he had affiliations with gang members.
This start is only somewhat fresh, as the receiver spent the first six years of his career in an Eagles uniform. Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick swapped the quarterback job multiple times this past season, leading to inconsistent targets for Jackson. He caught 62 passes for 912 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie while leading the National Football League with 50 punt returns. The Eagles needed a consistent deep-threat at wide receiver. The team first tried to fill that hole with Torrey Smith in 2017. Following the exchange, Jackson did not play in the Buccaneers' next three games.
In 12 games last season for the Bucs, Jackson had 41 catches for 774 yards and four touchdowns.