DeSean Jackson

Baltimore Ravens
Wide Receiver #11
Baltimore Ravens
Wide Receiver #11

DeSean Jackson News

Heads back to practice squad

Jackson reverted to the Saints' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Jackson was elevated for the second time this season and appeared to serve as the Ravens' No. 3 wideout behind Devin Duvernay and Demarcus Robinson in Week 12. While the 35-year-old Jackson ultimately played fewer offensive snaps (10) than James Proche (14), the veteran deep threat made a bigger impact by catching two of his three targets for 74 yards. Jackson will now be eligible for just one more activation from the practice squad before requiring an active roster spot to continue suiting up for Baltimore this season.

Nov 28, 2022 5:03 PM EST

Delivers as deep threat

Jackson recorded two receptions on three targets for 74 yards in Sunday's 28-27 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: Jackson wasn't a significant part of Baltimore's offense from a target perspective, but only Josh Oliver recorded more yards. Nearly all of Jackson's production came on a 62-yard reception late in the fourth quarter, which helped set up a go-ahead touchdown for Baltimore. Jackson officially remains on the Ravens' practice squad, though he has been on the active roster for two of the team's last three games.

Nov 27, 2022 8:35 PM EST

Bumps up from practice squad

The Ravens elevated Jackson (hamstring) from the practice squad Saturday ahead of Sunday's game in Jacksonville, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Since joining Baltimore's practice squad back on Oct. 19, Jackson made one appearance Week 9 in New Orleans, lasting nine offensive snaps and hauling in one of two targets for 16 yards before departing with a hamstring injury. Even with the benefit of a Week 10 bye, though, he wasn't available Week 11 against the Panthers before returning to practice Wednesday. Now that the health concern is behind him, Jackson could play a decent role Sunday with the Ravens' top two wide receivers Devin Duvernay (hamstring) and Demarcus Robinson (hip) questionable to suit up.

Nov 26, 2022 2:40 PM EST

Practicing again

Jackson (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Jackson won't be listed on the weekly injury reports given his current status as a practice squad player. He could nonetheless be promoted and get snaps this Sunday in Jacksonville, if he proves himself healthy on the practice field this week. He caught one of two targets for 16 yards in his lone appearance for Baltimore, logging 11 snaps on offense in a 27-13 win over the Saints in Week 9. Jackson isn't likely to see more than two or three targets if he plays.

Nov 23, 2022 1:49 PM EST

Remains sidelined Friday

Jackson (hamstring) wasn't present for practice Friday, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: As a member of the practice squad, the Ravens don't have to include Jackson on their Week 11 injury report, but given that he hasn't been practicing this week, it seems unlikely that the veteran wideout will be elevated to the team's roster in advance of Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Nov 18, 2022 9:30 AM EST

Missing for another practice

Jackson (hamstring) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Because Jackson reverted to the practice squad following their most recent game Week 9 in New Orleans, the Ravens won't have to include him on their Week 11 injury report. However, with Baltimore beat reporters confirming that Jackson didn't log any activity at practices Wednesday and Thursday, the veteran wideout doesn't look as though he'll be elevated from the practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Panthers. If that's the case, the Ravens will still have the ability to elevate Jackson from the practice squad for two more games before he would have to be permanently signed to the 53-man roster in order to suit up again for the team.

Nov 17, 2022 11:23 AM EST

Not practicing

Jackson (hamstring) isn't practicing Wednesday, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: Jackson is apparently still bothered by his hamstring after a Week 10 bye, having suffered the injury Week 9 in his Ravens debut. He caught one of two targets for 16 yards in the contest, playing 11 snaps on offense.

Nov 16, 2022 12:15 PM EST

Sent back to practice squad

Jackson (hamstring) reverted to the Ravens' practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's Transaction Log.

Analysis: Jackson was elevated to Baltimore's active roster prior to Monday night's win over the Saints, and he caught one of two targets for 16 yards across 11 offensive snaps played in the contest. However, the 35-year-old suffered a minor soft-tissue injury during the game, leaving his Week 11 availability against the Panthers up in question. While the Ravens tend to their Week 10 bye, Jackson will seemingly spend the next week and a half recovering and getting familiar with the team's playbook. With fellow wide receiver Rashod Bateman set to miss the remainder of the 2022-23 season due to a foot injury, the veteran will likely receive another promotion to Baltimore's 53-man roster sooner rather than later.

Nov 8, 2022 3:48 PM EST

Dealing with minor injury

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that Jackson was forced out with a minor soft-tissue injury during Monday's 27-13 win against the Saints, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Jackson appears to have picked up this issue at some point during this contest, as he did not come into Monday with any injury designation. Harbaugh added that the team wanted to avoid rushing the 13th-year wideout back with the Ravens up by at least two scores for much of this win. While Jackson did not record a noteworthy stat line after being elevated from Baltimore's practice squad for the first time in 2022, he could continue to supplement the team's wide receiver corps with Rashod Batemen (foot) expected to miss the remainder of the season on IR. The veteran will have an extra week to recover before the Ravens' next contest against Carolina on Sunday, Nov. 20.

Nov 7, 2022 9:06 PM EST

Exits Monday

Jackson is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Saints with a hamstring injury, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: Jackson caught one pass for 16 yards before injuring his hamstring at some point against New Orleans, though the nature and severity of this issue are still unclear. The 35-year-old wideout was making his 2022 debut after being elevated from the Ravens' practice squad ahead of this Week 9 contest. With Rashod Bateman (foot) on IR and Tylan Wallace (coach's decision) inactive, expect Binjimen Victor to step up into a bigger role behind wide receivers Devin Duvernay, Demarcus Robinson and James Proche on Monday.

Nov 7, 2022 7:30 PM EST

Elevated from practice squad

Jackson has been elevated from the Ravens' practice squad ahead of Monday night's game against the Saints, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: With Rashod Bateman (foot) out for the season and Demarcus Robinson (groin) questionable for Monday night's contest, Jackson will give the Ravens some added depth behind top wideout Devin Duvernay, joining a Week 9 WR corps that also includes James Proche, Tylan Wallace and Binjimen Victor, who was elevated from the practice squad as well. While Jackson isn't a high-percentage fantasy option in his looming season debut, the 35-year-old could make his mark in the coming weeks if he's able to establish himself as a viable deep threat in Baltimore's offense.

Nov 7, 2022 2:36 PM EST

Likely to get call-up for Week 9

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Thursday that it's a "good possibility" that Jackson will be elevated from the practice squad for Monday's game against the Saints.

Analysis: Jackson signed with the Ravens on Oct. 19, but he wasn't added to the 53-man active roster ahead of either of the past two games. The 35-year-old speedster looks like he'll finally get an opportunity to dress Monday, and a strong performance versus New Orleans could bolster his chances of earning a permanent spot on the 53-man roster once he's exhausted his three elevations from the practice squad. Baltimore has a need for a downfield threat to complement new No. 1 wideout Devin Duvernay after Harbaugh announced Thursday that Rashod Bateman (foot) will require season-ending Lisfranc surgery.

Nov 3, 2022 1:10 PM EST

Officially joins practice squad

Jackson is signing to the Ravens' practice squad Wednesday, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jackson agreed to terms on a deal with Baltimore on Tuesday, and he will officially begin his tenure with the team on the practice squad, with the expectation that he shortly bumps up to the active roster. The 14-year veteran will be eligible to be elevated for games up to three times before the Ravens would have to permanently sign him to the 53-man roster.

Oct 19, 2022 6:43 AM EST

Finds work in Baltimore

Jackson agreed Tuesday to a deal with the Ravens, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The Ravens have yet officially confirm Jackson's signing, but after releasing another wideout (Slade Bolden) from the practice squad Tuesday, the organization would have a spot open for the 35-year-old speedster, who is preparing for his 15th NFL season. Assuming Baltimore elects to stash Jackson on the practice squad, he would be eligible for three elevations to the game day roster before the Ravens would have to sign him as a permanent member of the 53-man roster. Jackson split time between the Rams and Raiders in 2021, appearing in 16 games and recording 20 receptions for 454 yards and two touchdowns on 34 targets.

Oct 18, 2022 1:48 PM EST

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

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