DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

Date of Birth:  12/01/1986
Age:  34
Height  5'10"
Weight:   175
College:  California
Drafted:  2008 | Round 2 | Pick 49
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DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson posts on Instagram that his time in Philadelphia has come to an end.

Jackson said he is "looking forward to [his] next chapter" with an eyes emoji, so the 34-year-old sounds like he has no desire to call it a career after his second stint with the Eagles resulted in just 23 receptions over two seasons. The speed of Jackson will almost certainly give him another shot elsewhere, but he simply cannot be trusted to stay healthy at this point, and another strong group of young receivers entering the league could leave him off the map in redraft leagues heading into 2021. If the veteran wants a championship, trying to team up with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay as a situational deep threat wouldn't be a surprise.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (ankle) has been ruled out for the season finale.

In just five appearances with the Eagles in 2020, Jackson caught 14 passes for 236 yards and one touchdown. The precarious cap situation that Philly finds themselves in could mean Jackson is back next year because they’d have to eat money to cut him, but it’s clear the team needs to get younger and more reliable options at receiver.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

The Eagles are activating DeSean Jackson (ankle) off injured reserve.

Jackson has been out since October while dealing with his high-ankle injury, but he's back with the Eagles still in the postseason mix and in a must-win game tomorrow against the Cowboys. It'll be interesting to see how Jackson fares with Jalen Hurts, who has sparked the offense, in the lineup; but overall, the veteran receiver is difficult to trust in fantasy championship matchups.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

The Eagles have designated DeSean Jackson (ankle) to return from IR, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

It sounds like there isn't a guarantee that Jackson will return this year, but he's going to try to show he's healthy enough in practice. If the veteran does end up coming back, it would likely be in a situational role as a deep threat behind Alshon Jeffery, Jalen Reagor, and Greg Ward.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (ankle) is out indefinitely.

Jackson will be placed on injured reserve and miss at least a few weeks with his high-ankle injury. The Eagles have obviously gotten a very poor return on investment from their acquisition and extension of Jackson last year.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

The Eagles believe DeSean Jackson suffered a high-ankle sprain.

This is probably much better than a knee injury, but it looks like a long-term injury for Jackson nonetheless. The veteran receiver will undergo an MRI today, which should help give a rough timetable for his potential return this season.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson leaves game with apparent knee injury.

On a punt return late in the fourth quarter, Jackson took a late hit and had his knee twisted very awkwardly. Jackson was immediately very frustrated and threw his helmet before getting helped to the sideline without putting pressure on his leg. It looks like this could be a long-term thing for Jackson, who has had trouble staying on the field for the Eagles. Before leaving, the veteran receiver had three receptions for 34 yards and one carry for 12 yards.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson will play in Week 7.

As Eagles head coach Doug Pederson indicated earlier today, Jackson will play tomorrow against the Giants after missing the past three games with a hamstring issue.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Sunday.

Perhaps things will change, but the Jackson trade—and especially the contract extension the team immediately handed him for some odd reason—really looks bad for Philadelphia. The veteran receiver has been unable to stay on the field.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) was officially limited in today's practice.

Jackson continues to get in some work during practice, but he has not been on the field much this season.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is officially out for Week 5.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said earlier today that they’ll see how Jackson is over the next few days, but the team has opted to rule him out ahead of the weekend. Alshon Jeffery also remains out for Philadelphia.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Jackson is expected to return this week, but getting in a full session on Friday and not being given a questionable tag would help those looking to play him feel better about it. The veteran deep threat returning would be a boost for the entire offense.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) was officially limited in today's practice.

Jackson was ruled out ahead of the weekend for Week 4, which indicates he still might be a bit off without a great shot to play this Sunday versus the Steelers. Expect Jackson to remain limited the next two days.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 4.

Head coach Doug Pederson made it sound as if Jackson had a chance to suit up on Sunday night, so fantasy owners at least have clarity with that not being the case. With Jalen Reagor (thumb) on IR, Dallas Goedert (ankle) out, and Alshon Jeffery (foot) still not back, Zach Ertz and Miles Sanders will be leaned on heavily against the Niners.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) has been ruled out for the rest of today's game.

Jackson caught two passes for 11 yards before leaving versus the Bengals. Jackson has struggled to stay on the field since the Eagles acquired him and boosted his contract last offseason.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is questionable to return for the Eagles.

Jackson might have a tough time returning for Philadelphia, and he's reportedly not on the sideline to start the second half. The veteran receiver has had trouble staying on the field for the Eagles over the past couple of years.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

The Eagles have "penalized" DeSean Jackson for his anti-Semitic Instagram posts.

The Eagles released a statement saying that they penalized Jackson for conduct detrimental to the team, so it sounds like an undisclosed fine. For now, the veteran receiver remains on the roster and is expected to be on the team in 2020, but things can change throughout the summer. Clearly, the Eagles are not happy with Jackson (inaccurately) quoting Hitler earlier this week, and the franchise expects better from him moving forward.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

The Eagles have placed DeSean Jackson (abdomen) on injured reserve.

It was speculated that Jackson's season was over after surgery yesterday, and now it's official. The Eagles will move forward with Mack Hollins and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside behind Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor, but it would be a surprise if they didn't make a move over the next couple of weeks before taking on the Patriots in Week 11.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (abdomen) is having surgery and is likely done for the season, according to Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport is just speculating that Jackson will be done for the season based on the timing, but he's probably right. If so, the reunion with the Eagles didn't go according to plan in 2019, as Jackson caught just one pass since the opener, and he was officially active for just three games. Other reports have Jackson's timetable at four-to-six weeks, but we would be surprised if he played again; fantasy owners can release the veteran deep threat in redraft leagues.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (abdomen) is being held out for "precautionary" reasons.

FOX's Jen Hale reported after halftime that Eagles head coach Doug Pederson says the team is holding Jackson out to play it safe. In the first half, Jackson appeared briefly before going to the locker room with what was described as an equipment situation, but it clearly appears that was not the case. Aside from his Week 1 performance, the Eagles have not been able to rely on the veteran receiver this season. Jackson had one reception for five yards before leaving today's game.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (abdomen) is officially active against the Bears.

Jackson has been out since Week 2 while dealing with a mysterious abdomen issue, but he’s back in the lineup for the Eagles. It’ll be interesting to see how healthy Jackson is in his first extensive action since the season opener, but he’s immediately on the FLEX radar as a big-play threat. Ultimately, there are probably better Week 9 fantasy options considering the matchup with Chicago and potentially limitations on Jackson's snap count.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (abdomen) is questionable for Week 9.

It seems like Jackson finally has a real shot at suiting up this weekend, and fantasy owners will know his status on Sunday morning. The veteran might not see a full complement of snaps if he plays, but all it takes is one big play for him to be worth a start.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (abdomen) remains limited in practice.

Two straight limited practices is a good sign for Jackson, and we'll see how he's listed on the final Week 9 injury report tomorrow. Right now, we'd say Jackson is on the doubtful side of things as he continues to work himself back.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (abdomen) was officially limited in today's practice.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Jackson was expected to get back on the practice field today, and this is the veteran receiver's first practice since September. Jackson appears to be getting closer to a return, but there's some thought that he won't be 100% at all this season. We'll track his status the next couple of days leading up to Week 9.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (abdomen) has officially been ruled out for Week 8.

As expected, Jackson will miss his sixth consecutive game. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he hopes Jackson can get on the grass and run next week, but it doesn't sound like the speedy receiver is particularly close to a return to the field.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (abdomen) officially remains out of practice.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson says Jackson will continue working off to the side while rehabbing. The veteran receiver remains week-to-week and is unlikely to play in Week 8.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (abdomen) has been officially ruled out for Week 7.

This was expected, as Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said they are not going to rush Jackson back into action. The veteran receiver is going to miss his fifth consecutive game, and it's basically been six straight missed games when you consider he barely played against the Falcons in Week 2. Jackson is said to be making progress in his conditioning but he remains week-to-week, and we'll update you when he's able to hit the practice field.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (abdomen) did not participate in Thursday's practice.

As stated yesterday, Jackson's status seemed worth updating because there was some optimism about his chances of suiting up, but it's not looking particularly likely. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him officially ruled out again on tomorrow's injury report.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (abdomen) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.

Jackson's status is worth updating because this seems like the first real chance for him to return, but a DNP to start the week is obviously less than encouraging. Even though head coach Doug Pederson said earlier today that Jackson is running, a core muscle injury can be tricky, so the veteran deep threat would carry serious risk for fantasy owners thinking about starting him on Sunday night.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (abdomen) has been ruled out for Week 5.

It will be his third missed game in a row (and he also most missed of Week 2), as Jackson remains week-to-week. Sunday's matchup against the Jets would have been a good one for the veteran deep threat, but the Eagles will likely go with Mack Hollins in the starting lineup alongside Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (abdomen) will not play in Week 3.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson went ahead and ruled Jackson out, but he said he's hopeful Alshon Jeffery and Dallas Goedert can both play on Sunday despite calf injuries. Jackson is expected to miss next Thursday's game against the Packers too, and he should be considered week-to-week for now.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (groin) is expected to miss two weeks, according to multiple reports.

There's apparently more testing going on, as there doesn't appear to be an exact timetable yet. But it's not surprising that the veteran receiver is unlikely to play this Sunday against the Lions after injuring his groin last Sunday night; and the Eagles then have a quick turnaround for a Thursday game versus the Packers, so that'll also make it difficult for him to play in Week 4. With Jackson likely out Alshon Jeffery dealing with a calf injury that'll likely keep him out, the Eagles are going to rely a lot on Nelson Agholor, who could get more time on the outside. We'll update you if Jackson happens to practice at all this week, but that seems unlikely.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (groin) did not return against the Falcons.

Jackson was injured early in the game and never returned, catching no passes before leaving. The veteran receiver has dealt with soft tissue injuries in the past, and it’s possible this is a multi-week thing after he wasn’t able to return to tonight’s game.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (groin) is officially questionable to return for the Eagles.

Jackson was getting evaluated in the medical tent, and he's been ruled questionable to return along with Alshon Jeffery (calf). The Eagles are very thin at receiver right now, and it'll be J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Mack Hollins working in along with starter Nelson Agholor while Jackson and/or Jeffery are out.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson catches two long touchdowns in Week 1.

Jackson caught eight passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns in his first game back with the Eagles against his former Redskins team. Philadelphia made an effort to feature Jackson, probably trying to get him the ball early to avoid the flamboyant receiver from causing any early issues for the team. Jackson's touchdowns were for 51 yards and 53 yards, both on deep balls. There are a ton of weapons on the Eagles offense, but look for defenses to focus on Jackson more moving forward after this performance—which could open things up for everyone else. The veteran receiver is a FLEX option for Week 2 at Atlanta.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (finger) will play in Week 1.

Eagles team insider Dave Spadaro says the speedy veteran receiver will be out there against the Redskins to open the season. There was a report that Jackson would potentially be out for Week 1, but it's not surprising that it's known that he'll be suiting up. Expect Jackson to tape his broken left ring finger to another one of his fingers, and it shouldn't effect the deep threat too much.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson's broken finger is potentially a three-to-four-week injury, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.

NFL Network reported that Jackson's injury was minor, but Anderson says that he will try out a custom splint and may miss time if the comfort level isn't there before he's fully healed. DeSean is expected to be a full-blown boom-or-bust option this season, so this could be reason to keep him on the waiver wire to start the year for those drafting soon. Hopefully we get a better idea of the timetable when Jackson tries out the splint tomorrow.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson suffered a broken finger, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport says the injury was to Jackson's left ring finger, he's not expected to miss any time, and that "the team is not concerned." Jackson probably isn't going to be as comfortable as normal, but this doesn't sound like it'll keep him out for Week 1 against the Redskins. We'll see if he's listed on the injury report next week.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

The Eagles are acquiring DeSean Jackson from the Buccaneers, according to multiple reports.

Earlier today, Jackson proclaimed that he was done in Tampa Bay, but the Bucs did not officially release him; instead, Tampa Bay is dealing him to Philadelphia, where he started his career and played six seasons, making three Pro Bowls. While Jackson still has great speed, this is a bit of a curious move considering he's due $10 million—perhaps the contract will be restructured as part of the trade, though, as Jackson wanted to play with the Eagles again and might have been willing to take a pay cut. Barring something unforeseen with Nelson Agholor, who has been speculated as a potential trade candidate, the 32-year-old Jackson will slide in as a starter along with Alshon Jeffery and Agholor. He'll likely be a boom/bust FLEX option in 2019.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

The Buccaneers have apparently released DeSean Jackson.

Jackson just posted on Instagram: "Tampa it was a great experience, but things didn’t work out !! Looking forward to my next destination .. *eye emojis* Stay Tuned". However, there's been no word from Tampa Bay yet, so Jackson might just be taking matters into his own hands if he doesn't want to stay with the Bucs, which the team might not be happy about. We'll see if the Buccaneers officially release Jackson or if this might drag on for a bit. It's been speculated that Jackson wants to return to Philadelphia to play for the Eagles, but that might just be wishful thinking by him.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (Achilles) has been ruled out for Week 17.

Jackson's season ends with 41 receptions for 774 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games. The veteran receiver was absolutely on-fire to start the season, with 112+ yards in three of his first four games including lines of 5/146/2 and 4/129/1 in the first two weeks of the season. Jackson is said to want to play for another team in 2019, and we would be surprised if that didn't happen. Regardless of where Jackson plays, he'll likely be a later-round pick in 2019 fantasy drafts.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson catches one pass in Week 16.

Jackson gained 24 yards on his lone reception against the Cowboys, also adding one carry for four yards. The veteran receiver briefly left with a foot injury, but he returned and appears to be fine. Jackson isn't a recommended fantasy option to conclude the season against the Falcons.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (foot) is back for the Buccaneers.

Jackson appears to be fine and is back for Tampa Bay as they look to come back and beat Dallas.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (foot) is questionable to return against the Cowboys.

We'll update you as more information becomes available on the veteran receiver's status, but luckily wide receiver is the deepest position on Tampa Bays roster.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (thumb) was officially a full participant in today's practice.

We'll update you if Jackson ends up listed on the final Week 16 injury report when it's released sometime tomorrow, but it looks like he's going to return to the field this Sunday against Dallas. Jackson said he was hopeful to play, a full practice indicates he's good to go. The veteran receiver isn't a highly-recommended FLEX option with fantasy titles on the line, but he'll offer some upside as usual thanks to his big-play ability.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (thumb) was limited in today’s practice.

Jackson said he hopes to return this week against the Cowboys, and this is a good start to the week for him. We’ll see if he’s able to get up to a full practice tomorrow or Friday.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (thumb) remains out of practice.

Jackson doesn’t seem likely to return this season, so you can assume he’s not practicing until we indicate otherwise. The veteran receiver obviously doesn’t need to be owned in fantasy leagues right now.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (thumb) has been ruled out for Week 14.

Jackson didn’t practice all week, and this was expected. The veteran receiver is week-to-week, and it doesn’t feel like he’ll be back this season. Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries will continue as full-time players with Mike Evans avianst the Saints.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (thumb) has been ruled out for Week 13.

Jackson got a second opinion on his thumb earlier this week, and he's already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers. The veteran receiver should be considered week-to-week at this point, and he doesn't need to be owned in fantasy leagues. Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries will get more playing time alongside Mike Evans with Jackson out.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson is getting a second opinion on his thumb.

Jackson's thumb was re-examined today after he played in yesterday's game, so getting a second opinion might not be a great sign. More information should become available in the next couple of days on Jackson's status, but Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries would get more playing time if the veteran receiver misses time.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson catches three passes against the Niners.

Jackson gained 19 yards on his three receptions, also adding one carry for six yards in Tampa Bay's Week 12 win. The veteran receiver isn't a recommended fantasy option right now, but he'll look to make a big play against the Panthers next week.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (thumb) is active against the Niners

Despite being listed as questionable with his thumb injury, there wasn't much concern about Jackson playing against the Bucs. He offers some upside in a good matchup, but there are probably stronger FLEX options out there for standard-sized fantasy leagues.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson catches four passes against the Giants.

Jackson gained 38 yards on his four receptions (seven targets) in the Bucs' Week 11 loss. Jackson had a 20-yard reception but couldn't get much going on his other catches. The veteran receiver faces the Niners in Week 12.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson catches five passes in Week 10.

Jackson gained 67 yards on his five receptions against his former Redskins team. Next week, Jackson faces  a Giants franchise he's had success against in the past, but there are probably better Week 11 FLEX options in standard-sized leagues.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson held in check as Tampa Bay falls to 3-5.

Jackson caught two passes for 32 yards in a 42-28 loss to the Panthers. The veteran deep threat is on pace for a 56/1,252/8 line at the season's midway point, but he is unlikely to match that production with a scorching start boosting his numbers. Jackson does get a winnable matchup against the Redskins in Week 10, but he's just a boom-or-bust FLEX option the rest of the way as he splits time with Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson catches 60-yard touchdown in loss to the Bengals.

Jackson was able to easily run past cornerback William Jackson in the first half for six, and he finished with three receptions (on eight targets) for 68 yards and the score, also adding a four-yard carry. The veteran deep threat reportedly requested a trade ahead of Tuesday's deadline, so that's obviously something to keep an eye on for fantasy owners. If he remains in Tampa Bay, going with Ryan Fitzpatrick over Jameis Winston—which would seem to be the wise move for Dirk Koetter—should be a slight boost to Jackson. Should he remain a Buccaneer, consider him a high-upside FLEX next week against the Panthers.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson scores in win over the Browns.

Jackson caught two passes for 25 yards, also adding two carries for eight yards and a touchdown. The veteran deep threat was able to outrun the defense on a reverse in the first half, but he was quiet after that, as Mike Evans, O.J. Howard, and Chris Godwin look like Jameis Winston's favorite targets in the passing game. Jackson can get behind the defense in any given matchup, but he's just a boom-or-bust FLEX option for Week 8 against the Bengals.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson catches four passes in Week 6.

Jackson gained 77 yards on his four reception, drawing nine targets, which tied for the team lead. The veteran receiver also had one carry for seven yards. On the final play of the game, Jackson nearly had a chance for a game-winning touchdown on a lateral to him at the sideline, but it bounced and got by him and out of bounds; Jackson was visibly upset after the play. Next week against the Browns should be a tougher matchup for Jackson.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson goes over 100 yards in Week 4 loss.

Jackson caught five passes for 112 yards as the Bucs fell to the Bears, 48-10. The veteran deep threat was held in check last week after a scorching start to the season, but he was able to get back on track with Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston both getting time on Sunday. DeSean is highly unlikely to keep his 68/1,696/12 pace when the Buccaneers return from their Week 5 bye to face the Falcons. We should expect Winston under center for that matchup.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson catches three passes in Week 3 loss.

Jackson didn't have a catch in the first half, but he got going in the second half with three receptions for 37 yards. Jackson also had what looked like a long punt return touchdown where he showed off his still-elite speed, but it was called back because of a holding penalty. After starting the season scorching hot, Jackson was bound to come back down to earth a little bit. Consider him a boom/bust FLEX option for Week 4 versus Chicago.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson burns his former team with 75-yard touchdown in Week 2 win.

Jackson scored on the first offensive play of the game, as he simply ran past Jalen Mills and Malcolm Jenkins for six. The veteran finished with a 4/129/1 line, and he's show excellent chemistry with Ryan Fitzpatrick through two games this season. The pace will be difficult to keep up, but Jackson should be picked up in all leagues, and he will look to get behind Pittsburgh's defense on Monday Night Football next week.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (concussion, shoulder) is active for Week 2.

Jackson was reportedly set to clear concussion protocol ahead of today’s game versus the Eagles, and he did. The former Eagle has some boom potential against his former team, but it might be unwise to chase last week’s points today.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (concussion, shoulder) was a full participant in practice.

Jackson appears to have cleared concussion protocol, and the full practice indicates his shoulder is feeling good. The Bucs face the Eagles at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, so we'll know his official game status that morning. He's probably on the good side of 50/50 for the game.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (concussion) was limited in practice.

Jackson is making progress through the concussion protocol, which is a great sign for him personally and for his status Sunday against the Eagles. We'll see if he can get full clearance tomorrow ahead of the weekend. If not, he'll likely be listed as questionable and would have until Sunday to get cleared.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (concussion) did not practice today.

Jackson is in concussion protocol and has a few days to get cleared ahead of Sunday's game against the Eagles. We'll update you with Jackson's practice status tomorrow. He probably doesn't need any practice time to play on Sunday.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson suffers concussion.

He's obviously out for the rest of the game, but the good news is Jackson appeared to be in good spirits before leaving the field. Before leaving, Jackson had a monster game (as did a lot of Buccaneers players), catching five passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns. His touchdowns were for 58 yards and 36 yards. Jackson has a week to get cleared for Week 2 against Philadelphia.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

Jameis Winston vows to show how valuable DeSean Jackson is this season.

Winston responded to an article/tweet from the Tampa Bay Times asking what the Buccaneers are going to do with DeSean Jackson, which Winston responded with a tweet that reads "We got this! I personally will make sure we show how valuable [DeSean Jackson] is to our team and @NFL". With high expectations after Tampa Bay signed Jackson last offseason, he had 50 receptions for 668 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games last season, and his 13.4 yards per reception was a career low. The Bucs were featured on HBO's Hard Knocks over the summer, and it didn't appear Winston and Jackson were really clicking. With a season under their belts, perhaps Winston and Jackson will have a better rapport in 2018. Remember, Winston appeared in only 13 games last season and was limited because of his shoulder issue. Jackson has some upside late in fantasy drafts this summer, as he's still a good player that's gone over 1,000 yards five times in his career. And he can still run.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

The police are no longer investigating into December crash of car registered to DeSean Jackson.

In December, the car (not driven by Jackson) crashed into a tree and contained marijuana and hollow-point bullets. The Bucs receiver says his friend was driving the car and abandoned it, and the police have announced the investigation is no longer active, so his will be the end of any talk of league-discipline for Jackson—though it is a concern that he had a friend doing illegal activity driving a car registered to him. DeSean is expected to be back in Tampa Bay for 2018, and he'll look to build a stronger rapport with quarterback Jameis Winston throughout the offseason.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (ankle) has been ruled out this week.

Jackson didn't practice all week, so the Bucs went ahead and ruled him out ahead of the weekend. The fast veteran receiver should have a shot to play in Week 17 considering the team hasn't placed him on injured reserve, but Jackson doesn't need to be owned in fantasy leagues. Rookie Chris Godwin should see an extended role on the outside this week against the Panthers, and he's someone to watch heading into 2018.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (ankle) remains out of practice.

Jackson might be able to get away with playing without practicing during the week, but if he needs to practice to play, he's running out of time. It's possible the veteran receiver is ruled out tomorrow when the official injury report is released, and he'd probably do well to be listed as questionable.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (ankle) did not practice today.

Jackson just injured his ankle on Monday night, so it's not surprising he's not practicing to start the week. The veteran receiver would do will to get out there in at least a limited capacity tomorrow. It's a good sign he wasn't placed on injured reserve today with a few other Buccaneer players, so Jackson should be back this week or next.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (ankle) is doubtful to return tonight against the Falcons.

It's unclear when Jackson injured his ankle, but he was limping around a bit after a play in the first half (thought he did return to the game). Jackson probably won't be back tonight. He had one reception for 11 rushing yards and one carry for seven receiving yards before leaving.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson caught four passes for 41 yards in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

He also rushed once for 23 yards. Jackson and Mike Evans were both contained in the receiving game, and it looks like some big changes could be made this offseason for the 4-9 Bucs. It might be best to keep Jackson out of lineups against a Falcons team that doesn't get beat deep next Monday night.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson catches two passes in Week 13.

Jackson gained 24 yards on his two receptions against Green Bay, who did a nice job on Jackson and Mike Evans in the game. Jackson is a low-floor option that offers decent upside next week against Detroit.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (foot) is active for Week 13.

Jackson is battling a bit of a foot issue, but he'll be out there today against Green Bay. Even with Jameis Winston in the lineup, Jackson is only a FLEX option today.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson (foot) is questionable for Week 13.

Jackson was limited in practice this week, but it's not a serious injury that he's dealing with. The fast veteran receiver would have some upside in lineups against Green Bay if he's active, but check in on Sunday to find out his status.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson corals eight passes in loss to the Falcons.

Jackson had eight receptions for 60 yards in the 34-20 defeat, and it was his most catches in a game since Week 1 of 2014. Ryan Fitzpatrick hasn't played favorites between Jackson and Mike Evans, which has been good for the speedster's production. He's worth considering as a FLEX play in Week 13 against the Packers, but he remains a better option in standard leagues than PPR leagues.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson scores four-yard touchdown in Week 11 win.

He also had a 24-yard reception, finishing with two receptions for 28 yards and the touchdown. It was the first time Jackson has found the end zone in more than a month. He's an upside FLEX for next week's game in Atlanta.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson leads team in receiving as Bucs top Jets.

Jackson caught six passes for 82 yards, which was good for his most receptions all season and most yards since the fourth game of the year. The deep threat should have Ryan Fitzpatrick under center again in Week 11, and he'll look to take advantage of a young Miami cornerback group. He's a quality FLEX play.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson caught two passes for 25 yards in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Saints.

Jackson actually led the team in receptions and yards, as Tampa Bay couldn't do anything offensively until a garbage-time touchdown. At 2-6, the Bucs could decide to sit Jameis Winston for a while until his shoulder is 100% healed, and that would be a big blow to Jackson's fantasy outlook. Even if Winston is back in the lineup against the Jets next week, Jackson wouldn't be anything more than a risky FLEX option.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson held to 37 yards on three receptions in Week 8 loss.

The entire offense for Tampa Bay struggled in a 17-3 game, and it was the third time this season that Jackson has been held below 40 yards. He will look to bounce back against the Saints next Sunday, but he's no more than a FLEX option with the inconsistent Jameis Winston not 100% healthy.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson caught five passes for 73 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bills.

Jackson has found some consistency over the past three weeks with at least seven fantasy points in each game. He will look to keep it up against the Panthers in Week 8 with the Bucs trying to avoid a 2-5 start. For what it's worth, Jackson has gone for lines of 5/87/1 and 7/111 over the past two seasons against Carolina.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson scores in Bucs' comeback attempt.

Jackson caught three passes for 38 yards, including a four-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter to get Tampa Bay on the board after they were down 31-0. They eventually lost 38-33. Jackson could be without Jameis Winston (shoulder) again next Sunday when they take on the Bills, making him a riskier fantasy option.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson goes over 100 yards in Week 5 loss.

Jackson caught five of nine targets for 106 yards, including a long of 41 against the Patriots. The long was on a pass over the middle that Jackson caught and nearly took to the house while showing his elite speed before just getting tackled from behind by Devin McCourty. Jackson got deep on a play earlier in the game, but Jameis Winston didn't loft it, which gave his speedy receiver no chance to catch up to it. DeSean is on pace for 56 receptions, 996 yards, and four touchdowns this season.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson held in check on Sunday.

He caught two passes for 20 yards as the Bucs defeated the Giants. Jackson is probably going to be asking for the ball this Thursday night against New England, and with the way they've executed coverage schemes, there's a good chance he can get deep against them. Still, Jackson is no more than a high-upside FLEX option in Week 5.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson leads Bucs in receiving and scores in Week 3.

Jackson had four receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings, with the touchdown coming on a 32-yard go route that Jackson went up to get, his first score as a Buccaneer. He's on the FLEX radar in Week 4 against the Giants.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson gets seven targets in first game with the Buccaneers.

D-Jax had three receptions for 39 yards, including a long of 21 yards. He could've done more in the box score if the game was closer, and he'll have some better weeks moving forward.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

Jackson totals 32 yards in exhibition against the Jaguars.

DeSean caught two passes for 17 yards and rushed once for 15 yards. Tampa Bay has moved Jackson around and looked for different ways to get him the ball, which has to be seen as a positive for his fantasy outlook. The 30-year-old still has his speed, so big games should be there in 2017. The Bucs play Cleveland next Saturday.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson catches six-yard pass in first exhibition with Tampa Bay.

Jackson was lined up all over the formation, which should be a good sign for his fantasy outlook in 2017. He will still likely be a boom-or-bust play on a loaded Bucs receiving core, but time in the slot could make him a little more consistent.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken told DeSean Jackson they brought him to the team to be "great."

Monken said they're trying to get DeSean to play at "the level we paid him." With DeSean making over $10 million per season, with $20 million of it guaranteed, the Buccaneers are looking for a good return on the investment. Jackson had over 1,000 yards last season, but it sounds like they want him to do even better. Jackson is a good complement to Mike Evans, and he has high upside joining an offense with quarterback Jameis Winston entering his third season.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson will sign a 3-year, $35 million deal with the Buccaneers, including $20 million guaranteed.

Jackson seems like the perfect compliment to the big-bodied Mike Evans in Tampa Bay. He will be his usual boom-or-bust fantasy option in 2017, but Jameis Winston taking a big step forward would make him a boom more often than not. Health needs to cooperate, however.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson will likely sign with the Buccaneers, according to Adam Schefter.

Schefter notes that Jackson will sign barring some breakdown in the final contract negotiation. The Bucs have been the favorites to sign Jackson, and it looks like they'll get him. Jameis Winston will have a great supporting cast this season.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

Mike Garafolo says that DeSean Jackson to the Patriots will not happen "unless he's ready to take a very steep discount."

In other words, it's not happening. DeSean is looking to cash in on a big free agent deal. It'd be very surprising if he took a discount, even to play with the team that gives him the best chance to win a Super Bowl.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

The Redskins and DeSean Jackson are likely going to part ways, according to The Washington Post.

Jackson is receiving a lot of interest during the legal tampering period. In addition to the Bucs, the Eagles, Patriots, and Cowboys have all shown interest in Jackson, according to The Washington Post. The Buccaneers seem like the favorite, but it's interesting if the Patriots really are interested—they have also been linked to Brandin Cooks; if true, it appears they want to bolster their receiving corps even more.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

The Bucs will make a "strong attempt" for DeSean Jackson, according to Ian Rapoport.

Tampa is seemingly the team that wants Jackson the most to this point, although the legal tampering period did just begin. Jackson would form one of the best receiving duos in the NFL with Mike Evans. The Eagles have been speculated as a suitor for DeSean, but there hasn't been much talk of that lately.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

According to Josina Anderson, the Buccaneers could be a destination for DeSean Jackson.

Jackson paired with Mike Evans would be a very nice combo for Jameis Winston. The Bucs will have more than enough cap space to sign Jackson, but it seems that Jackson wants to get paid big time in free agency; so we'll see if the Bucs are willing to spend a lot on Jackson.

DeSean Jackson quiet when the Redskins need him.

DeSean had two catches for 34 yards against the Giants. The Redskins were kicked out of the playoffs with the loss, and Jackson may have played his last game for the Redskins. He's an impending free agent and will likely ask for too much from Washington. There have been many rumors of Jackson wanting to reunite with the Eagles. We'll see if Eagles Executive VP Howie Roseman throws a bunch of money at him.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean has another good game.

Jackson caught five-of-seven targets for 114 yards against the Bears. He could have had an even bigger day, disconnecting with Kirk Cousins on another potential deep ball. Jackson obviously still has his speed and is going through one of the best stretches of his career. Jackson will be a WR2/FLEX to conclude the season.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson goes over 100 yards for second straight week.

DeSean had seven catches for 111 yards against the Panthers. He looked fast as usual and made some nice catches, including two sideline catches that were initially ruled incomplete but both overturned by challenges. Jackson is averaging 12.0 standard fantasy points in his last five games, and will try to keep it going against the Bears in Week 16. He's a great FLEX option.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson makes amazing over-the-shoulder catch for a touchdown against the Eagles.

Jackson had three catches for 102 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was an 80-yard bomb that Jackson made a great adjustment on as the throw was slightly outside. Jackson has the potential to burn you, but he's been hot lately and he should be a good option next week against a beatable Panthers secondary.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

Jackson catches one pass in loss.

At least it went for 59 yards, but a jogging Jackson was tackled short of the end zone. DeSean faces his former and potentially future team next week in the Eagles, as there have been rumors of a reunion this offseason; that could give him incentive to play hard for a big game, and potentially payday.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean posts WR1 numbers on Thanksgiving.

As is always the case with Jackson, he has the potential for huge games. DeSean had four catches for 118 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was a 67-yard bomb from Cousins when DeSean ran right by rookie CB Anthony Brown. It's two straight weeks with a TD for DeSean, but he's still only a FLEX option against Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals next Sunday.

DeSean Jackson | Free Agent WR

DeSean Jackson finally makes an impact in Redskins’ win.

Jackson caught four passes for 51 yards and one touchdown, his first score since Week 3. DeSean still hasn’t had a 100-yard game since Week 1, and will be nothing more than a high-upside, low-floor FLEX play on Thursday against Dallas.

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