Sources tell Russini that the plan “for now” is to keep Jackson on the roster.
Last night, Jenna Laine and Tim McManus of ESPN reported that the Buccaneers are “actively shopping” Jackson in trade talks and the Eagles are his preferred landing spot.
According to the report, a trade would be preferred for the Bucs, but some teams believe he’s more likely to be released than traded.
As for the Eagles, they’re reportedly expected to have a mutual interest in Jackson. However, it remains to be seen whether they are willing to trade for him or if they prefer to wait for him to be released.
The Buccaneers have said previously that they wanted to try to convince Jackson to return, but it was clear that they could be headed towards a parting of ways this offseason.
Jackson, 31, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2008. He spent six years with the Eagles before signing a three-year, $24 million contract with the Redskins back in 2014.
After three years with the Redskins, Jackson once again departed in free agency and agreed to a three-year, $35 million contract that includes $20 million guaranteed with the Buccaneers. He stands to make a base salary of $10 million for the 2019 season.
In 2018, Jackson appeared in 12 games for the Buccaneers and caught 41 passes for 774 yards receiving and four touchdowns. He has also rushed for 29 yards and a touchdown.
We’ll have more regarding Jackson as the news is available.