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DeSean Jackson | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
College: California
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (49) / PHI
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DeSean Jackson and Jameis Winston plan to work out together this offseason.
After coach Dirk Koetter criticized the quarterback for not getting Jackson the ball, Winston made it a goal to improve his chemistry with the speedy receiver this offseason. "Me and DeSean, we have spent a lot of time together this offseason whether it was on the phone, Facetime or even at his house," Winston said. "We're going to find times and slots where we can work outside of the facility to help build our connection." Jackson is a good bet to improve on his 50/668/3 line from a season ago. Apr 19 - 10:34 AM
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Jameis Winston wants to improve his chemistry with DeSean Jackson this season.

Jackson struggled to just 668 yards in his first year with the Bucs while catching his fewest touchdown passes (three) since 2012. Coach Dirk Koetter took some of the blame for Jackson's down year, though he also called out Winston for not getting his deep threat more involved. Winston responded to the criticism on social media, vowing to "personally make sure" Jackson knows how valuable he is to the organization. Getting Winston on the same page with D-Jax would go a long way towards improving a Tampa Bay offense that was surprisingly stagnant in 2017.
Apr 8 - 10:40 AM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter plans to get DeSean Jackson more involved this season.

"We didn’t get the ball to DeSean enough. That has to change and we’re working on concepts right now," Koetter said at the Combine. Jackson had one of the worst years of his career in Tampa last season, managing just 668 yards and his lowest touchdown total (3) since 2012. Entering his second year in Koetter's scheme, he's a rebound candidate in an offense that should remain pass heavy. Jackson has over 1,000 yards in three of the last five seasons.
Feb 28 - 4:20 PM

ESPN's Jenna Laine reports the case involving a wrecked DeSean Jackson vehicle that was found with bullets and marijuana is "inactive."

A vehicle registered to Jackson was found wrecked on Christmas Eve, but Jackson told police he wasn't driving, and that neither the bullets nor marijuana belonged to him. Police are not pursuing the case because they "don't have any witnesses or evidence to place the driver behind the wheel at the time of the crash." It sounds like a dead issue for the 31-year-old wideout.
Feb 22 - 1:56 PM

DeSean Jackson said he and Jameis Winston "have to merge" this offseason.

Jackson had just four catches of more than 25 yards his first season in Tampa Bay after 14 such catches in 2016. "As far as me getting down the field, we got to get that timing down pat," Jackson said. "Last year we were missing a couple of big-time hits. This year we can’t afford that." Jackson said he has already worked with Winston this offseason, and the duo will meet up again on the Texas A&M campus and in Los Angeles.
Feb 11 - 10:05 AM

DeSean Jackson (ankle) is inactive for Week 17 against the Saints.

Chris Godwin will get the start. As many free agent wide receivers in their first season on new teams do, Jackson disappointed in an up-and-down Bucs offense hindered by Jameis Winston’s uneven play and throwing-arm injury. Jackson went over 100 yards just once all season and averaged fewer than 14 yards per reception for the first time in his career. Jackson just turned 31 and will offer 2018 bounce-back appeal in a Tampa Bay offense that is keeping continuity by retaining Dirk Koetter. Jackson will be worthy of a mid- to late-round pick next summer.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 03:06:00 PM

DeSean Jackson (ankle) is questionable for Week 17 against the Saints.

Jackson sat out last week, but he looks likely to play after getting in three limited practices. Facing a bad matchup and in the midst of a poor season, Jackson will be just a dart throw option in DFS tournaments this week.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 01:55:00 PM

DeSean Jackson (ankle) practiced again on Thursday.

A sprained ankle sidelined Jackson in Week 16, but he's hoping to be back for Sunday's finale. Jackson has had a rough first year in Tampa, averaging a career-low 13.4 yards per catch with just three touchdowns.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 01:17:00 PM

DeSean Jackson (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday.

Jackson sat out Week 16 against the Panthers and is having a terrible first season in Tampa Bay. He has just one catch of 40-plus yards, and his 13.4 YPR is a career low. Jackson's three touchdowns would be the second-lowest mark of his career. Jackson will aim to give it a go Week 17 vs. New Orleans.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 01:38:00 PM

DeSean Jackson (ankle) is out for Week 16 against the Panthers.

Jackson wasn't able to practice after injuring his ankle in Monday night's loss to Atlanta. With only one game left after Sunday, Jackson's year might be over. Look for rookie Chris Godwin to be more involved this week.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 01:53:00 PM

DeSean Jackson (ankle) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

Look for Chris Godwin to pick up the extra snaps against the Panthers, with Mike Evans and possibly Cameron Brate to see larger chunks of the target share. Carolina has been pretty giving against the pass over the last month.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 11:25:00 AM

DeSean Jackson (ankle) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Jackson hurt his ankle in Monday night's loss to Atlanta and was seen leaving the stadium on crutches. It would be a surprise if he played Sunday at Carolina. Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries should see more looks in his absence.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 01:22:00 PM

DeSean Jackson (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.

This isn't a surprise after he left Monday night's game on crutches. Jackson's Week 16 status is looking in doubt. Chris Godwin will see more snaps if Jackson misses time.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 04:14:00 PM

DeSean Jackson caught his only target for 11 yards in the Bucs' Week 15 loss to the Falcons, adding a seven-yard rush.

Jackson was unable to return to the game after leaving with an ankle injury early. With Jackson leaving the stadium on crutches wearing a walking boot, his Week 16 status doesn't look promising.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 12:15:00 AM

WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) had crutches and was wearing a boot after Week 15 against the Falcons.

TE O. J. Howard and RG J.R. Sweezy were also seen in boots. Tonight was a brutal night for the Bucs as ten players were forced out of the game at one point or another with injuries.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 12:10:00 AM