Raiders to sign veteran WR DeSean Jackson

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Free agent WR DeSean Jackson will sign with the Raiders, according to Josina Anderson and others.

After losing both Henry Ruggs III and Willie Snead IV in the span of two weeks, the pressure was on for the Raiders to find replacements. Last week, Jackson was released from the Los Angeles Rams following a mutual agreement between the two parties. Jackson cleared waivers and became a free agent, eligible to sign with any team. Following a Zoom call on Saturday and multiple discussions, Las Vegas will reportedly sign the veteran receiver.

Jackson, 34, has played for four other teams including Washington, Tampa Bay, and Philadelphia. Jackson was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He has been selected to three Pro Bowls, most recently in 2013. He also became the first player in NFL history to be selected to the Pro Bowl in two positions. Jackson went to the 2010 Pro Bowl as both a wide receiver and return specialist.

Jackson’s stint with the LA Rams was short-lived as he signed during the 2021 offseason. After being unable to find a trade partner, the Rams and Jackson agreed a release would be the best for both parties.

The new Silver and Black receiver is regarded as being a fast, explosive playmaker. He has averaged 17.5 yards per reception in his career according to Pro Football Reference. He has racked up 10,877 career yards, fourth among active NFL players, with 57 touchdowns.

Jackson’s experience and commitment to play is sure to be a welcome addition to the Raiders’ locker room as they continue their push to the playoffs.

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