Veteran WR Jackson Inks One-Year Deal With Rams, Is There Gas Left In The Tank?

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Veteran wide receiver DeSean Jackson, 34, used to be one of the most dangerous pass catchers in the game.

Now like most veterans, he is simply trying to hang on enough to make a team and hopefully make an impact.

Jackson is going to get that chance in 2021, as it was announced Sunday that he had inked a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams.

The Eagles let the veteran receiver go after a slew of injuries allowed him to appear in just eight games in 2020. In that time, he caught 23 balls for 395 yards and three touchdowns.

Jackson is a three-time Pro Bowler and has posted five seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards and seven seasons exceeding 900 receiving yards.

One thing that made teams nervous about signing Jackson is the fact that he hasn’t played a full season since 2013. So playing 16 games for Los Angeles this year seems far-fetched at this point.

If the Rams can get 10-12 games from Jackson and he can make some catches and help out the younger wide outs, it’ll be a win for both sides.

Now the question is, will it happen? Jackson will have a shot at it with new QB Matthew Stafford and company when mini-camps begin again.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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