WR DeSean Jackson Leaving the Eagles for the Second Time

DeSean Jackson in 2018 with Tampa Bay. Photo by Del Mecum/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Wideout DeSean Jackson’s second spell with the Philadelphia Eagles has come to an end after just two seasons. The franchise decided to release Jackson late last week, announcing the move on their social media.

Jackson joined Philly for the second time ahead of the 2019 NFL season in a trade from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The veteran, however, never managed to make an expected impact.

During the past two seasons, Jackson struggled with injuries and only managed to play eight games in total. This resulted in 23 catches for 395 yards and three touchdowns.

Besides his inability to stay on the field, Jackson’s release was also influenced by the Eagles’ financial situation. Philadelphia will save around $6 million with the move, giving them a badly-needed relief as they attempt to get under the projected salary cap.

The Eagles are expected to release several more players in the coming days, including veteran wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.

DeSean Jackson was drafted by Philadelphia with the second-round pick in 2008. He spent six seasons with the franchise in his first stint, earning three Pro Bowl selections and one All-Pro nod during that time.

Jackson left Philly in 2014 and went on to play for the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay before returning home. He has 612 career catches for 10,656 yards and 56 touchdowns.