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Report: DeSean Jackson has asked the Bucs to trade him

The Bucs receiver is in the second-year of a three-year contract but has seen his production drop since QB Jameis Winston returned from his suspension
DeSean Jackson (11) led the NFL in receiving yards through two games and is second among active receivers with 1,180 receiving yards in 11 games on Monday night. Jackson and the Bucs face the Steelers Monday night at Raymond James Stadium. JIM DAMASKE   |   Times
DeSean Jackson (11) led the NFL in receiving yards through two games and is second among active receivers with 1,180 receiving yards in 11 games on Monday night. Jackson and the Bucs face the Steelers Monday night at Raymond James Stadium. JIM DAMASKE | Times
Published Oct. 28, 2018|Updated Oct. 28, 2018

Receiver DeSean Jackson has asked to be traded from the Bucs as the Tuesday deadline nears, but the team has refused his request.

According to a report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport Sunday, Jackson recently asked to dealt to another team. The NFL trade deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Jackson is in the second season of a three-year, $33.5-million contract. But none of his $10-million for 2019 is guaranteed.

But coach Dirk Koetter was asked Sunday if he was aware Jackson had requested a trade.

"Not to my knowledge," Koetter told the Times.

Jackson got off to a hot start when Ryan Fitzpatrick was at quarterback, catching 17 passes for 424 yards  and three touchdowns  in the first four games. But since Jameis Winston returned from his three-game  suspension, Jackson has six receptions for 102 yards and no receiving TDs.

Jackson leads the NFL with 22.9 yards per reception.

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