DeSean Jackson

Las Vegas Raiders
Wide Receiver #11
Las Vegas Raiders
Wide Receiver #11
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DeSean Jackson News

Not targeted Week 18

Jackson was not targeted in the Raiders' 35-32 overtime victory over the Chargers in Week 18.

Analysis: Jackson logged less than 10 offensive snaps in Las Vegas' regular season finale, failing to draw a single target from quarterback Derek Carr for the first time since Week 11. Through nine games with the Raiders, Jackson has hauled in 12 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown on 19 total targets. His playing time will likely remain limited in the team's upcoming playoff matchup against the Bengals, however.

Jan 14, 2022 4:30 PM EST


Held to one catch Sunday

Jackson caught one of three targets for five yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Jackson has seen at least three targets in three consecutive contests, but this has translated to just six total catches for 60 yards. He's found the end zone only once though eight games as a Raider, while Hunter Renfrow and Zay Jones continue to pace the team's receiving corps in production ahead of a Week 18 tilt against the Chargers.

Jan 3, 2022 9:55 PM EST



Season-high four catches Sunday

Jackson caught four of five targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 17-13 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Jackson's four receptions marked a season high for the 35-year-old, as he also drew two more targets than slot receiver Hunter Renfrow. Jackson could see a similar level of involvement against the Colts in Week 17 if Bryan Edwards (illness) were to remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Dec 28, 2021 5:50 AM EST


Minimal involvement in win

Jackson caught one of three targets for 11 yards in Monday's 16-14 win over the Browns.

Analysis: It was a quiet day for Jackson, as the veteran wideout played on just 20 of the Raiders' 69 offensive snaps. The 35-year-old is always a deep threat, but relying on consistent production at this stage in his career is not a winning strategy. Jackson's lack of usage in the Raiders' offense makes him someone to avoid in a Week 16 matchup against the Broncos. Outside of a desperation play in deep leagues, fantasy managers can likely find a better option elsewhere.

Dec 22, 2021 4:36 AM EST


Raiders-Browns moved to Monday

Jackson and the Raiders will no longer play the Browns on Saturday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Monday at 5 p.m. ET.

Analysis: Due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within the Cleveland organization, the NFL is hopeful that by delaying the game two days, the Browns will restore enough players from the reserve/COVID-19 list to alleviate depth concerns on the roster. Assuming the Week 15 game is played Monday as planned, Jackson and Las Vegas will face a quick turnaround for its Week 16 contest versus the Broncos, which is still expected to be played Sunday, Dec. 26 as scheduled.

Dec 17, 2021 4:22 PM EST



One reception Sunday

Jackson caught one of two targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 48-9 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Jackson was targeted on the Raiders' second play from scrimmage, but he failed to record a single reception until the latter stages of the third quarter despite a significant deficit that forced quarterback Derek Carr to exceed 40 pass attempts. Jackson, who turned 35 years old earlier this month, continues to play behind fellow receivers Hunter Renfrow, Bryan Edwards and Zay Jones, but the speedy veteran will look to challenge Cleveland's secondary Week 15.

Dec 13, 2021 1:07 AM EST


Targeted once in loss

Jackson caught his only target for 14 yards in Sunday's 17-15 loss to Washington.

Analysis: Jackson played 24 of the Raiders' 59 offensive snaps in his fourth contest with the team, but Hunter Renfrow was Las Vegas' only wide receiver to record more than 30 receiving yards. Bryan Edwards and Zay Jones continue to see more playing time than Jackson as well, so the latter's fantasy floor remains low ahead of a Week 14 matchup against the Chiefs.

Dec 6, 2021 1:14 AM EST


Active versus Washington

Jackson (calf) is listed as active for Sunday's game against Washington.

Analysis: Jackson, who was on the field for 42 of the Raiders' 87 offensive snaps in the team's 36-33 overtime win over the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, made his mark in that contest by catching three of his four targets for 102 yards and a touchdown. He'll work through a calf issue Sunday, but with Hunter Renfrow, Zay Jones and Bryan Edwards also in Las Vegas' wideout mix, the veteran speedster is tough to count on to earn steady targets from QB Derek Carr on a weekly basis.

Dec 5, 2021 11:50 AM EST


Should suit up vs. former team

Jackson (calf), who is listed as as questionable for Sunday's game against Washington, is expected to be available, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Jackson received the questionable tag for Week 13 after he was limited in two practices and missed another due to a calf spasm. The Raiders may want to put him through a workout early Sunday just to make sure he's good to go, but confirmation on his availability should arrive 90 minutes prior to the 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff, when Las Vegas releases its inactive list. Jackson enjoyed his biggest game to date in his third appearance with the Raiders on Thanksgiving Day, hauling in three of four targets for 102 yards and a touchdown while playing just over half of the snaps in a 36-33 overtime win over Dallas.

Dec 5, 2021 5:28 AM EST


Questionable for Week 13

Jackson (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Washington after returning to a limited practice Friday, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.

Analysis: Jackson, who was on the field for 42 of Las Vegas' 87 offensive snaps in the team's 36-33 overtime win over Dallas on Thanksgiving, sat out Thursday's practice, but his return to a limited session Friday has him trending in the right direction in advance of Sunday's 4:05 ET kickoff. Jackson made a splash against the Cowboys by catching three of his four targets for 102 yards, while scoring a 56-yard TD. When healthy, the 35-year-old speedster can still make the occasional big play, but with Hunter Renfrow, Zay Jones and Bryan Edwards also in the Raiders' wideout mix, Jackson can't be counted on to see steady target volume on a weekly basis.

Dec 3, 2021 2:12 PM EST


Sidelined for practice

Jackson (calf) wasn't in attendance for Thursday's practice, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Analysis: Jackson's lack of activity Thursday may be the result of a pre-planned maintenance day, but his absence isn't the most reassuring sign in any case after he was a limited participant Wednesday on account of the calf injury. More clarity on Jackson's status for Sunday's game against Washington -- one way or the other -- should arrive Friday, when the Raiders release their final injury report of the week. After a muted first two games with Las Vegas, Jackson finally made an impact in last week's Thanksgiving Day win over the Cowboys, reeling in three of four targets for 102 yards and a touchdown while playing more than half of the Raiders' offensive snaps.

Dec 2, 2021 11:43 AM EST


Logs limited session

Jackson (calf) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Jackson who was on the field 42 of a possible 87 snaps on offense in this past Sunday's 36-33 overtime win over the Cowboys, made his mark in the contest by catching three of his four targets for 102 yards, including a 56-yard TD. Jackson, who turned 35 Wednesday, still has the wheels to make the occasional big play, as he did in Week 12, but with Hunter Renfrow, Zay Jones and Bryan Edwards also in the Raiders wide receiver mix, he can't be counted on to earn steady volume in the team's passing attack.

Dec 1, 2021 2:32 PM EST


Turns back clock against Cowboys

Jackson caught three of four targets for 102 yards and a touchdown in a 36-33 overtime win over the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.

Analysis: As he did so often back in his prime with Philadelphia and Washington, Jackson burned the Dallas secondary deep, hauling in a 56-yard TD from Derek Carr to open the scoring early in the first quarter. The veteran wideout didn't see many looks after that, but he didn't need many to record his second 100-yard performance of the season. With Darren Waller (knee) leaving Thursday's game early, Jackson could take on an even more important role in the Las Vegas offense in Week 13 as he faces one of his former clubs, Washington.

Nov 25, 2021 10:11 PM EST


Logs 16 snaps in loss

Jackson took one carry for four yards in Sunday's 32-13 loss to the Bengals, but he was not targeted in the passing game.

Analysis: Jackson's playing time nearly doubled in his second game as a Raider, but fellow receiver Zay Jones still drew the start alongside Hunter Renfrow and Bryan Edwards. Tight end Darren Waller was the team's only pass catcher to surpass 30 receiving yards, however, so it was an unproductive performance from the entire WR corps. Jackson will look to stretch the field in a Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Cowboys on Thursday.

Nov 23, 2021 4:25 AM EST


Loses fumble in Raiders debut

Jackson caught his only target for 38 yards, but he lost a fumble on the same play in Sunday's 41-14 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Jackson's playing time was limited to just nine offensive snaps in his Raiders debut, while fellow receivers Hunter Renfrow, Bryan Edwards and Zay Jones combined to see 16 total targets. Jackson's only touch ultimately resulted in a turnover, but this shouldn't keep the 34-year-old veteran from potentially earning additional reps against the Bengals in Week 11 as he becomes more accustomed to his new environment.

Nov 16, 2021 7:08 AM EST


Signs with Raiders

Jackson signed a contract with the Raiders on Monday, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Analysis: Jackson went unclaimed on waivers after he was let go by the Rams last week, but he'll quickly find a new landing spot. The 34-year-old hauled in eight of his 15 targets for 221 yards and a touchdown across the first seven weeks of the season, and he should compete for targets with Hunter Renfrow, Bryan Edwards and Zay Jones in Las Vegas.

Nov 8, 2021 11:29 AM EST


Landing spot revealed

Jackson is expected to sign with the Raiders, Josina Anderson of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Jackson recently asked for and was granted his release from the Rams, and a new landing spot has emerged for the 14-year pro. Once the signing is official, he'll join a receiving corps composed of Hunter Renfrow, Bryan Edwards, Zay Jones and Dillon Stone, with tight end Darren Waller the top option for quarterback Derek Carr. Jackson displayed field-stretching ability as a 34-year-old in L.A., as his eight catches went for a clip of 27.6 YPC.

Nov 7, 2021 2:26 PM EST


Reaches free agency

Jackson became a free agent Thursday after he went unclaimed off waivers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: After Jackson was cut by the Rams on Tuesday, none of the league's 31 other teams were willing to take on the remaining money on the 34-year-old's expiring $2.75 million contract. Now that he's available on the open market and is able to sign at a more palatable salary, Jackson should have at least a few suitors for his services. In his limited opportunities with the Rams prior to being let go, Jackson proved that he's still capable of being a big-play threat; three of his eight receptions this season have gone for 40-plus yards.

Nov 4, 2021 2:09 PM EST


Officially cut loose Tuesday

The Rams officially waived Jackson on Tuesday, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: After it emerged last week that the Rams were seeking a trade partner for Jackson, the 34-year-old speedster was held out of this past Sunday's win at Houston. With the trade deadline behind them, L.A. has made the procedural move to get him off the active roster, and he'll now be subject to waivers. If no other team makes a claim, Jackson will have the chance to sign with any organization. Through seven games with the Rams, he gathered in eight of 15 targets for 221 yards and one touchdown.

Nov 2, 2021 2:09 PM EST


Getting cut by Rams

The Rams are releasing Jackson, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Jackson was held out Week 8 at Houston after it was revealed in the lead-up to the contest that both parties were seeking a trade partner. None surfaced in the ensuing days, and with the trade deadline in the rearview mirror, the Rams will move on from the offseason investment. Jackson will be subject to waivers, but any team that makes a claim will have to pay what remains on his $4.5 million contract. Assuming he doesn't find a new home via that process, he'll have an opportunity to sign anywhere.

Nov 2, 2021 1:36 PM EST


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