While Bucs head coach Bruce Arians has said that he would like to have wide receiver DeSean Jackson back on the team for next season, Jackson told a TMZ camera man outside of Los Angeles International airport that he has yet to talk to with him.

Jackson had been unhappy with his role on the team during the season, particularly after Jameis Winston came back as the starting quarterback, asking to be traded in October. Despite saying on his podcast in November that he would like to stay in Tampa Bay and possibly retire as a Buccaneer, Jackson told ESPN’s Josina Anderson in December that he once again preferred to move away from the Bucs once the season had ended.

When asked by TMZ about his future with the team, and if there was a chance of reconciliation with a new head coach, Jackson didn’t have much to say.

“I don’t know,” Jackson said. “We’ll see.”

If there’s anything that could keep Jackson on the Bucs before he plays for another team in 2019, he will leave it in the hands of his management team.

“That’s what I got an agent for,” Jackson said. “I just go play.”

Jackson has one year left remaining on his contract for $10 million, but the Bucs could release him without any hit to their salary cap.

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  1. Well he was smart here, did not really say anything but essentially talk to my agent and no, Tampa has not talked to him yet. It will be interesting to see what Arians does with him, if anything.

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  2. “ I just go play “ yea with no effort unless it’s a pass play for you and then if it’s not thrown right in your hands you give no effort to make the catch. There is no way this guy is on our team at 10mil a year. He’s a one trick pony and a cancer in the locker room. I can’t wait for the day he gets cut. Bring back Humphries and move on from trash Jackson.

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    • Especially after what arians said about AB being a diva. Mesean is even worse than AB.

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  3. Let him go. He’s not the right fit here. He never was. Causes more distractions that he’s worth.

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  4. The fact that Jackson’s home is pending sale is a good indication that he anticipates/wants to play for another club next year. Jackson’s divaesque antics on the sidelines was terrible to see and has become more of a distraction to “please” Jackson each game, we don’t need that kind of mentality on this team. I’m sure the front office is seeking a trade before they just release him for nothing in return..

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  5. When they signed D-Jax I was ecstatic. Thought he would be a great addition to an already stacked receiver corps. Now I can’t wait for him to hit the bricks.

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  6. The only thing I’d like Arians to do with him is to give him the pink slip and send his “me first” attitude out the door. Especially for $10 million. Peace out cancer boy.

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  7. Getting rid of Jackson might be one of the few things almost every poster agrees with. Me included.

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  8. Good! When BA was saying he wanted MeJax back, I was hoping it was just coach speak trying to build up some kind of trade interest. If he hasn’t been contacted yet, I’m hoping that’s a sign that is true. The way BA talks about players who put in effort is the total opposite of MeJax. Unless somehow having BA as coach motivates MeJax to actually play, I don’t see any reason to keep him here. Use his $10 mil to resign Hump, a guy that actually goes out there and puts in the effort and doesn’t cause distractions.

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  9. He’s a player under contract who costs nothing to retain through Training Camp to see how he performs and more importantly……..acts. At that point, the “should he stay or should he go?” decision can be made. Surely there will be WR needy teams willing to offer something in return.

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    • As much as I wanna see him gone, that is the smart play here

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  10. There might be somebody who is willing to trade for him. As long as we make an effort to keep Humphries, I think he is better off somewhere else. If we lose both of them suddenly a strong position is weak. After having our Linebacker position rocked last year, I would hate to see that at Receiver. It only takes one bad injury to Evans or Godwin

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    • Valid argument. But, I think the biggest thing Bobo lacks is opportunity. We also don’t yet know what we have in Watson. Neither has had much of a chance to play on Sundays. Losing both Humphries and(hate to say it) Jackson would probably hurt

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      • He is supposed to get 10 million next year, and having a 10 million dollar unhappy receiver seems like a waste no matter how you cut it.

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        • Don’t get me wrong here, man. I want him gone, I think he NEEDS to be gone. But, who’s to say this new coaching staff can’t get him on board? If he suddenly decides to put in max effort, he’s a top 25 receiver, no doubt. AND there aren’t too many guys in the league that can stretch the field the way he can, again, if he’s trying out there. Arians has a way of getting through to players and making them adhere to TEAM philosophy. If he can’t be all in, then ship him out for whatever you can get

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