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DeSean Jackson | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
College: California
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (49) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said DeSean Jackson will return punts, but they will be selective about when to use him.
Jackson returned three punts total during his three-year run in Washington and zero in 2016. That will obviously change in Tampa, but it will be surprising if he cracks 20 returns, a number he has not reached since 2010. Still, it is a small boost to his fantasy value in return yardage leagues. Mar 11 - 11:29 AM

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Buccaneers agreed to terms with WR DeSean Jackson on a three-year, $35 million contract with $20 million guaranteed.

Jackson was connected to a number of teams leading up to his signing, but the Bucs were always thought of as the favorites. The move makes a ton of sense for both sides. Jackson should thrive as a deep threat for cannon-armed Jameis Winston while taking some of the pressure off Mike Evans. Jackson, Kenny Stills and Pierre Garcon are all off the market, leaving Alshon Jeffery and Terrelle Pryor as the top receivers available in free agency.
Mar 9 - 8:40 AM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports free agent DeSean Jackson would have to take a "very steep discount" if he signs with the Patriots.

Likely to get over $11 million per year, Jackson will have plenty of other suitors willing to meet or exceed his asking price. That makes New England an extreme long shot to land him. The Patriots are in need of an outside deep threat, but taking a dive into the second or third tier of free-agent receivers might make more sense. Tampa Bay remains the favorite to land Jackson.
Mar 8 - 9:04 AM

The Washington Post reports the Patriots and Cowboys are also interested in free agent DeSean Jackson.

They join the Eagles and Bucs as teams interested in the deep threat. Jackson turned 30 in December but still has plenty of speed to burn. The Redskins aren't expected to re-sign Jackson. The Bucs are currently viewed as the favorite.
Mar 7 - 5:57 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Buccaneers are set to make a "strong push" to sign free agent DeSean Jackson.

Tampa's interest in Jackson has been widely reported and at this point it would be an upset if he signed anywhere else. Jackson's reps did meet with the Redskins at the Combine but a reunion seems unlikely. Coming off his fifth 1,000-yard season, D-Jax would be a great fit in Tampa Bay as a deep threat for Jameis Winston. Jackson and Mike Evans would form one of the more dangerous receiving duos in football.
Mar 7 - 1:02 PM

ESPN's John Keim reports the representations for free agent DeSean Jackson met with the Redskins at the Combine.

The same is true for Pierre Garcon, but there does not appear to be any chance he returns to Washington. The same might be true for Jackson, but Keim wrote his talks were at least "more productive." Both receivers are likely to be playing elsewhere in 2017.
Source: ESPN
Mar 7 - 8:17 AM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports free agent DeSean Jackson is expected to seek $10-$12 million per season.

Fowler's report is via "several league sources." It would be a fair ask for the 30-year-old Jackson, who remains one of the league's fastest receivers and had his third 1,000-yard campaign in four years last season. He's Rotoworld's No. 3 free agent receiver.
Mar 6 - 2:49 PM

According to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, the "belief" among league personnel at the Combine is free agent DeSean Jackson will sign with the Bucs.

Vertical speedster Jackson would be an ideal stylistic complement to Mike Evans in Tampa Bay, and prevent Evans from facing the double teams he commanded more and more as last season progressed. Although Jackson is 30 years old, he can still lift the lid. He has led the NFL in yards per reception in two of the last three seasons. Pauline expects D-Jax to land $12 million annually.
Mar 4 - 3:17 PM

CSN Mid-Atlantic's JP Finlay believes it's "hard to see a scenario" where the Redskins re-sign free agent DeSean Jackson.

Finlay's colleague, Rich Tandler, agrees. It's not that the Redskins don't want Jackson back; he's simply expected to price himself out of Washington's range. Fellow free agent Pierre Garcon is expected to be the Redskins' higher priority, and Jamison Crowder is also up for an extension soon. Jackson should have no problem clearing $10 million per year on the open market. The Eagles, Bucs, and Rams have all been linked to Jackson.
Feb 27 - 12:01 PM

The Redskins will meet with their impending free agents at next week's Combine.

That includes Chris Baker, Vernon Davis, Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson as well restricted free agents Will Compton and Chris Thompson. Jackson has expressed interest in remaining with the Redskins, though the team is "lukewarm" about that possibility, according to the Washington Post. Garcon and Jackson are both expected to command $9-11 million annually. It's a near certainty that at least one will move on.
Feb 24 - 2:53 PM

Impending free agent DeSean Jackson was impressed by Carson Wentz's performance as a rookie.

"He killed it," said Jackson. "He had a heck of a year. He showed he can do it all. He has the intangibles of being a big-time quarterback." Jackson thinks he still has 4-6 good years left in him and wouldn't mind ending his career where it started. "I mean, it’s definitely a great story and ending," said Jackson when asked about a return to Philadelphia. "It all sounds good, but you never know until the final decision is made." The Eagles, Buccaneers and Rams should be among Jackson's top suitors when he hits the open market.
Feb 21 - 1:45 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Bucs are a possible landing spot for impending free agent DeSean Jackson.

Speaking on Adam Schefter's podcast, Jackson said returning to Philadelphia would be a "great story," but he will be looking to get all he can out of this trip to free agency. With a quarterback on the rise and not much else besides Mike Evans in the passing game, the Bucs make a ton of sense as a potential landing spot, especially since Anderson also reports Jackson has "existing rapport" with Jameis Winston. Jackson has also been linked with the Rams.
Feb 21 - 11:40 AM

Impending free agent DeSean Jackson said he'd like to re-sign with the Redskins.

"My family and my house, I have everything here and I don't want to be in a transaction and move," said D-Jax. "Hopefully we can make it work." Multiple reports have stated the Redskins plan on moving on, however, and Jackson is sure to attract interest. The Eagles and Rams have been linked to Jackson early on. More suitors should emerge as the March 9 free agency period approaches.
Feb 11 - 10:46 AM

Pewter Report’s Scott Reynolds expects the Bucs to have interest in free agent DeSean Jackson.

The Bucs badly need to upgrade Jameis Winston’s supporting cast outside of Mike Evans. Jackson’s skill set would be a solid fit, but he's going to have a lot of suitors. The Bucs are fully expected to move on from Vincent Jackson.
Feb 10 - 7:47 PM

The Washington Post reports the Redskins view free agent DeSean Jackson as "too inconsistent."

Reporter Mike Jones expects the team to let Jackson move on. For his part, Jackson has said he fully intends to test the open market. Now on the wrong side of 30, Jackson will likely be playing elsewhere in 2017.
Feb 9 - 5:18 PM

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