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Eagles sign Malik Jackson to multi-year deal

Eagles sign Malik Jackson to multi-year deal

"Looking forward to my next destination", Jackson wrote.

Philadelphia drafted Jackson in the second round in 2008. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Jackson and the Eagles are "destined" for each other. Per NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the veteran defensive tackle is expected to sign a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles soon that will be worth $30 million. Initial reports indicated the lineman would earn $10 million total.

The Philadelphia Eagles and Jackson have mutual interest in a reunion. He was unceremoniously cut by coach Chip Kelly in March 2014 following a career year in which Jackson posted 1,332 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.

On Monday, Jackson took to Instagram to say goodbye to Tampa. The rookie was initially given a shot on the edge, however, late in the season it became clear he was a better interior rusher and he's expected to see significant play time in Jackson's place if not name the starter at defensive tackle.

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Following his release from the Eagles, Jackson spent three seasons with the Washington Redskins.

Jackson is coming up on the final season of a three-year deal that he signed in 2017 to come to Tampa Bay. Despite being 32, Jackson is still among the fastest wide receivers in the game.

Even at 32 years old, Jackson is still one of the game's most risky speed receivers, averaging 18.9 yards per catch in 12 games last season.