Bucs GM Jason Licht: DeSean Jackson will be in Tampa Bay for ‘rest of the season’

DeSean Jackson (11) scores a touchdown during the Bucs' victory over the Browns last week in Tampa. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
DeSean Jackson (11) scores a touchdown during the Bucs' victory over the Browns last week in Tampa. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
Published October 28 2018

DeSean Jackson may want to be traded, but the Bucs aren't going to oblige.

At least that's what you can draw from the comments by Bucs general manager Jason Licht when asked about an NFL  Network report Sunday that Jackson had asked for a trade.

Speaking on the Bucs radio network before Sunday's game at Cincinnati, Licht did not address whether Jackson had indeed asked for a trade.  But it  doesn't sound like one will happen.

"I'll say this. DeSean Jackson and I have a great relationship," Licht said. "He's one of my favorite people on the team, and Dirk has a great relationship with him and he's obviously a terrific player for us.

"We're 3-3, we're headed into big game today, we've got a big stretch of games coming up for us, and we don't like to talk about these stories. But I can say that my job and our job here is to field the best roster that we can to win games, and DeSean is a huge, huge part of that, not just today, but for the rest of the season. Other than that, I don't have anything else to add.''

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