Jackson is signing a three-year, $30 million contract with the Eagles, Adam Schefter of ESPN Schefter's initial report mistakenly placed the total value at $10 million, which is actually the annual average. The updated terms are far more reasonable, considering Jackson is 29 years old and had 18 sacks in his three seasons with Jacksonville. He'll slide in as a starter next to Fletcher Cox, giving the Eagles a solid argument for the most fearsome interior-line duo in the league, though it could just as easily be argued that Aaron Donald plus any warm body is superior.
Jackson is signing with the Eagles, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Jackson was released by the Jaguars on Friday after playing out three seasons of a six-year, $85.5 million contract. He'll settle for a much smaller sum in his second shot at the open market, with Adam Schefter of ESPN reporting the new deal is for three years and $10 million. Jackson likely will slide in as a starter alongside Fletcher Cox, while fellow defensive tackle Tim Jernigan is set to become a free agent after the Eagles decided not to pick up his option for 2019. The 29-year-old Jackson played all 48 games in his three seasons with Jacksonville, averaging 35 tackles and six sacks per year. The contract sounds like an absolute steal if the initial numbers are indeed correct.
The Jaguars have been openly shopping Jackson in an effort to trade him prior to the start of the new league year, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The reasoning seems fairly transparent, as the Jaguars are in need of an upgrade at quarterback and don't have a lot of room in the salary cap to pursue many of the top-end options. Entering the 2019 season with a $15 million non-guaranteed salary certainly makes Jackson a candidate to be moved, but with such a high price tag it seems more likely the Jaguars will simply be forced to release the veteran defensive tackle as opposed to finding a willing trade partner.
Jackson recorded his second sack of the season in Sunday's 17-7 win over the Dolphins. Jackson hasn't started since Week 12 against the Bills and has played only 35 combined snaps the last two weeks. The 28-year-old is currently on pace for his worst statistical season since his rookie year, with only one game remaining in the 2018 season.
Jackson (hamstring) is not present on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Texans. Jackson sustained the injury in last Sunday's blowout loss to the Cowboys but apparently had no issues at practice this week. The 28-year-old should take on his usual workload on the Jaguars' defensive line.
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