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Eagles acquire WR DeSean Jackson from Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired wide receiver DeSean Jackson and a 2020 seventh-round draft choice from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a 2019 sixth-round draft choice.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection (2010, 2011, 2014) and 2009 Associated Press All-Pro honoree, Jackson (5-10, 175 pounds) is one of the most explosive wideouts in NFL history. Now entering his 12th season, Jackson was originally selected by the Eagles in the second round (49th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft and has spent time with Philadelphia (2008-13), Washington (2014-16), and Tampa Bay (2017-18).

Jackson has produced the most 60-plus-yard receiving touchdowns (24) in NFL history and ranks second in 50-plus-yard receiving touchdowns (29), trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (36). He also leads all NFL players in 40-plus-yard receptions (63) since 2008.

Additionally, Jackson owns the sixth-highest career receiving average (17.4) in NFL history, trailing only Stanley Morgan (19.2), Lance Alworth (18.9), Don Maynard (18.7), James Lofton (18.3), and Harold Jackson (17.9) (min. 500 receptions). He has led the NFL in yards per reception four times in his career: 2018 (18.9), 2016 (17.9), 2014 (20.9), and 2010 (career-high 22.5) (min. 35 receptions).

Among active NFL players, Jackson ranks sixth in career receiving yards (10,261), behind Larry Fitzgerald (16,279), Brandon Marshall (12,351), Antonio Gates (11,841), Antonio Brown (11,207), and Julio Jones (10,731). His 6,117 receiving yards with the Eagles are the fourth most in franchise history, trailing only Harold Carmichael (8,978), Pete Retzlaff (7,412), and Mike Quick (6,464).

Jackson also ranks ninth on the Eagles’ all-time list in both receptions (356) and receiving touchdowns (32, tied). He is tied with Darren Sproles for the most punt return touchdowns (4) ever by an Eagle, including one of the most memorable plays in franchise history – a game-winning, 65-yard punt return touchdown as time expired against the New York Giants on December 19, 2010.

A native of Long Beach, Calif., Jackson played collegiately at California (2005-07), where he caught 162 passes for 2,423 yards (15.0 avg.) and 22 touchdowns and returned 38 punts for 633 yards (16.7 avg.) and six touchdowns in 36 career games (34 starts). He earned All-America and All-Pac-10 accolades after totaling 65 receptions for 762 yards (11.7 avg.) and six touchdowns as a junior in 2007.

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