The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free-agent WR DeSean Jackson, the club announced Monday.
Jackson is a three-time Pro Bowler and Associated Press All-Pro honoree in 2009 and has appeared in 167 games with 154 starts in his career, recording 620 receptions for 10,877 with 57 touchdowns and adding 71 carries for 459 yards with four touchdowns. He has also returned 140 punts for 1,315 yards with four touchdowns.
Jackson was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round (49th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound wide receiver has made stops with the Los Angeles Rams (2021), Philadelphia (2008-13, 19-20), Tampa Bay (2017-18), and Washington (2014-16).
A native of Long Beach, Calif., Jackson played three years at California (2005-07), starting 34-of-36 games. He finished his collegiate career with 162 receptions for 2,423 yards with 22 touchdowns, while rushing 24 times for 199 yards and one touchdown.
The agreement following the Raiders’ 23-16 loss Sunday to the New York Giants.
It’s possible Jackson could fill the void left by Henry Ruggs III who was released by the Rauders following a deadly car crash last week. The former Raiders player faces felony DUI charges in the case, including DUI resulting in death.
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