REPORTS: Free Agent DeSean Jackson Heading to Las Vegas After Raiders Sign Him

Published 11/08/2021, 6:29 AM EST
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The free-agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson is reported to make a move to the Las Vegas Raiders according to USA Today‘s Josina Anderson. The move came after Los Angeles Rams released the 34-year-old after they were unable to trade him prior to the Nov. 2 deadline.

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However, following the deadline ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported, The #Rams are expected to release DeSean Jackson, per sources. Both parties explored trade possibilities. Jackson would have stayed, but this gives him a chance to get more playing time. He’ll be subject to waivers.

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DeSean Jackson parts ways with Los Angeles Rams

“I think what it boils down to is opportunities that I think he’s deserving of and the situation and some of the circumstances that surround him,” Rams head coach Sean McVay told reporters on Jackson’s release.

DeSean Jackson was signed by his hometown team, the Los Angeles Rams, for a one-year contract. Jackson was supposed to be the deep threat for the squad alongside Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. However, the addition of Van Jefferson as the third receiver of the Rams stripped Jackson of his due playing time in the field.

Jackson joins hands with the Las Vegas Raiders

Jackson, who is going to be 35 next month, aspires to be an active player in a Super Bowl winning roster before he retires. And with that aspiration in mind, the wideout joins hands with the Las Vegas Raiders, who were on their heels following their week 9 defeat against the New York Giants.

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The Raiders who sit in the second position at the AFC West table still have huge chances to make the playoffs. The Raiders felt the need of a quality wide receiver after they cut off ties with Henry Ruggs III following the incident of his gruesome car crash.

 

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And what better could it be than the three-time Pro Bowl receiver, DeSean Jackson. Jackson’s active role in the squad will make him a valuable addition and also a trusted target for the QB Derek Carr. As the Raiders go up against the Kansas City Chiefs in their week 10 matchup, it is to be seen if Jackson casts his 2013 spell yet again.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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