Former Pro Bowl WR Linked to Raiders as Potential Replacement: Report
The Las Vegas Raiders only have three wide receivers on their roster after their bye week. The offense has been humming for the team, but that might change if the wide receiver room isn’t cleaned up. Due to the fact that the NFL trade deadline has past, the organization will not be allowed to add a player who is currently on the roster.
Fortunately, the team may be able to find some quality free agent choices. DeSean Jackson is a name to keep an eye on. The Los Angeles Rams chose to cut the three-time Pro Bowler after failing to find a trade partner before the deadline. To become a free agent, he must now clear waivers. The Raiders are reportedly interested in Jackson’s services, according to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Sources say there was “a lot of interest” in DeSean Jackson prior to the trade deadline, but teams knew the @RamsNFL was going to release him and were waiting for that to happen. It all comes down to the claim process if the @Raiders are interested, which reports indicate they are.
November 2, 2021 — Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore)
Jackson is a good fit for the Raiders, who are in desperate need of a speed receiver. He’s 34 years old, but he’s still capable of running. Given that a great wide receiver is unlikely to fall into the team’s lap, Jackson may be the best option.
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Jackson is no longer as productive as he used to be.
Jackson used to be one of the most productive wide receivers in the league. He’s had five seasons in which he’s rushed for over 1,000 yards. However, the most recent one took place in 2016. Jackson’s career has been overshadowed by injuries for much of it. He’s only played a full season twice in his career, and in the last two seasons, he’s only appeared in eight games.
This season, Jackson has been healthy, but at 34, it’s difficult to count on him to be a reliable playmaker. Despite this, he continues to show flashes of exceptional playmaking ability. He’s averaging 27.6 yards per reception in seven games with the Rams this season. … Nokia News – Quick Recap