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Cal in the NFL: Desean Jackson signs with Bucs for three years, $35 milion

Go Desean!

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DeSean Jackson stays getting paid. The Cal legend and NFL wide receiver will have another multimillion dollar contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jackson signed a three year, $30+ million dollar deal. Jackson is also getting $20 million guaranteed from Tampa Bay, and will now be paired up with Mike Evans and grabbing footballs from Jameis Winston in the NFC South.

Jackson has made nearly $46 million in his nine seasons in the NFL in Washington and Philadelphia, catching 498 passes for 8,819 yards and 46 touchdowns (53 touchdowns overall). This is probably his last great big contract, so it’s great to see Jackson get paid what he’s worth professionally.

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Jackson has long been known as one of the NFL’s best deep threats, if not the very best. The longtime Eagles receiver earned three Pro Bowl nods in Philadelphia before eventually getting cut. Once he arrived in Washington, things started to click again, as Jackson registered 2,702 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in a three-year D.C. tenure.

He’ll bring that talent to Tampa Bay, which is in dire need of support behind top wideout Mike Evans. The Buccaneers had been relying on Pro Bowler Vincent Jackson, but the veteran is 34 this season, has started just 14 games the past two years due to injury, and is an unrestricted free agent this spring. Adding Jackson will give Jameis Winston a dynamic deep threat who can add an extra dimension to his team’s offense.