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Eagles Tried To Trade For Vincent Jackson, But Bucs Reportedly Declined

Jay Galzer of Fox Sports is reporting that the Eagles tried to acquire Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson via a trade before the deadline this past week.

However, Tampa Bay reportedly declined the Eagles offer for Jackson. Glazer doesn’t say what the Eagles were offering for Jackson.

This fits with a report from Ian Rapoport that mentioned that the Eagles, Patriots, Chiefs and Seahawks were among the teams that have reached out to Tampa Bay regarding Jackson’s availability.

The Buccaneers were fielding offers for a number of players in including RB Doug Martin, but they elected to move S Mark Barron and LB Jonathan Casillas and hang on to their other players.

It would have been interesting to see what Jackson could have done in the Eagles offense, but it appears as though the Bucs see him as part of their future plans.

Jackson, 31, is in the third year of his  five-year, $55,555,555 contract that includes $26 million guaranteed. He’ll make base salaries of $10 million, $9,777,777, and $9,777,778 over the final three years of his contract.

So far this season, Jackson has caught 26 passes for 357 yards receiving and two touchdowns over the course of six games. Pro Football Focus has Jackson listed as the No. 66 out of 112 qualifying players this year.

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