DeSean Jackson’s return to Philadelphia comes with a pleasant bonus.
The Eagles signed Jackson to a new three-year contract by 2021, the workforce announced Thursday morning. Financial small print weren’t disclosed.
Jackson’s reunion with the Eagles occurred Monday after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shipped the wide receiver and a 2020 seventh-spherical capture to the assign his professional occupation began. In alternate for Jackson, the Eagles despatched a sixth-spherical capture in this year’s draft.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound speedster left the Buccaneers after two seasons with 300 and sixty five days closing on his contract, which became enviornment to pay a tainted salary of $10 million. He entered the league in 2008 with the Eagles and turned a three-time Pro Bowler by six seasons in Philadelphia earlier than the workforce, below then-head coach Chip Kelly, elected to head a assorted route in March 2014.
At some stage in a Thursday morning info conference, Jackson known as his free up a “bittersweet topic,” however he identified there don’t appear to be any lingering spoiled feelings with Eagles’ brass, in particular total supervisor Howie Roseman.
“We continuously had a exceptional relationship,” Jackson informed journalists. “At any time after I’d search him, he and [team owner] Jeffrey Lurie would come search me. All of us know how I became launched from right here. We like minded desire to switch forward.”
With the previous at the back of him, Jackson now appears to be like to be like forward to working with quarterback Carson Wentz in head coach Doug Pederson’s offense.
The Eagles will undoubtedly save Jackson’s tempo and confirmed production to correct form utilize all over the receiving group, which comprises tight discontinuance Zach Ertz and wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor.
On his occupation, the 32-year-ragged Jackson has 589 catches for 10,261 yards, averaging 17.4 yards per grab, and Fifty three touchdowns.
In assorted Eagles receiver info, Nelson Agholor announced Thursday that he’ll be back with the workforce in 2019. Agholor, a vital-spherical capture back in 2015, is enviornment to occupy $9.387 million on his fifth-year possibility, and it became no longer a on condition that he’d be back in Philly for the upcoming season.
Agholor has had an up-and-down occupation with the Eagles by four seasons, enjoying his easiest marketing campaign in 2017 with 62 receptions for 768 yards with eight touchdowns.