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NFL Trade Rumors: Buccaneers unlikely to deal wide receiver Vincent Jackson before deadline

The Eagles may not be able to acquire the former Pro Bowl receiver.

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After a little over a week of speculation, Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson may not be going anywhere. While he has been linked to the Eagles and other teams, he is now unlikely to be dealt, according ESPN's Chris Mortensen (h/t Rotoworld).

The 31-year-old pass catcher seemed like the most available commodity on the roster as recently as Sunday, but now it seems like he may be off the table. The Buccaneers played him in Week 8 against the Vikings and probably couldn't find the value that they wanted on the open market. The Buccaneers were likely offered conditional and Day 3 draft picks when they were probably hoping for Day 2 selections.

It makes sense to keep the aging veteran as he has no more guarantees left in his deal and they have to pay out his prorated bonus throughout the contract anyway. The Eagles could have used a wide receiver of his size and skill set, but they may have also looked at his age and annual salary and balked on the price, if they were even interested in the first place.

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