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Busy Eagles bring back Jackson

Posted by Eric Fisher On March 11

DeSean Jackson got his wish.

The speedy wide receiver made no secret of his desire to return to the Eagles. Five years after the Eagles released him, they acquired him from the Buccaneers, along with a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft in exchange for the Eagles’ sixth-round pick in this year’s draft.

Jackson reportedly agreed to a three-year contract for $27 million. It remains to be seen if the Eagles will release a player — perhaps wide receiver Nelson Agholor — to create additional salary cap space.

DeSean wasn’t the only Jackson the Eagles picked up on a busy Monday. The Eagles reportedly agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract with defensive tackle Malik Jackson, who spent the past three seasons with the Jaguars, including one Pro Bowl season. The Jaguars released Jackson last week.

Almost lost in the shuffle was an agreement on a one-year, $10 million contract with left tackle Jason Peters, keeping the future Hall of Famer protecting Carson Wentz’s blind side for one more season. The Eagles also decided to release offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski, according to multiple reports.

Remember, free agency doesn’t officially begin until Wednesday. The Eagles already are off to a frenzied start.

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