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Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson signs with the Baltimore Ravens


DeSean Jackson has found himself a home for his 15th season in the NFL. After the 35-year-old wide receiver met with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday, it’s being reported that he has in fact agreed to a deal with the AFC North squad.

Jackson last suited up for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2021, recording 12 catches for 233 yards and a touchdown in nine games. A three-time Pro Bowler during his time with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jackson has seen his career take a downward turn in recent seasons. The hope is that teaming up with Lamar Jackson in Baltimore could change this.

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Impact of the Baltimore Ravens signing DeSean Jackson

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Baltimore’s struggles at wide receiver have been magnified over the past few weeks with the team having lost two of its past three outings, including an ugly 24-20 defeat at the hands of the New York Giants on Sunday. Tight end Mark Andrews leads all Ravens pass-catchers with 39 receptions. The next three in line have combined for 38 catches.

No. 1 wide receiver Rashod Bateman has missed the past two games to injury. While he could return here soon, the former first-round pick has failed to up his game after Baltimore dealt away Marquise Brown to the Arizona Cardinals this past spring.

  • DeSean Jackson stats (2008-21): 632 receptions, 11,110 yards, 58 TD

Jackson is a good six years removed from his last 1,000-yard campaign. While we can’t expect him to return to earlier-carer form, the former CAL star still boasts an ability to take the top off the defense. He’s averaging a whopping 17.3 yards per catch since the start of the 2016 season.

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