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DeSean Jackson

28-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Washington Redskins

2015 Receiving Stats











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Say what you want about Jackson, but he's the undisputed per-target king wherever he plays. After leading the NFL with 10.7 YPT with the Eagles in 2013, Jackson put up an ungodly 12.3 YPT last year, t...

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2015 ADP:  64.7

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Bye Week:  8

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Hamstring      THU PRACTICE:   Limited
HT: 5' 10"   WT: 178   DOB: 12/1/1986
College: California  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed a three-year deal with the Redskins in April of 2014.

October 8, 2015  –  DeSean Jackson News

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

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DeSean Jackson NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 21 16 62 912 2 116 14.7 7.9 - - - - - 17 96 5.6 1 - - - - - -
2009 22 15 63 1167 9 118 18.5 9.9 18 10 - - - 11 137 12.5 1 - - - - - -
2010 23 Phi 14 47 1056 6 96 22.5 11.0 21 8 4 2 1 16 104 6.5 1 0 0 231 1 4 1
2011 24 Phi 15 58 961 4 104 16.6 9.2 14 4 2 1 0 7 41 5.9 0 7 0 114 0 1 1
2012 25 Phi 11 45 700 2 88 15.6 8.0 9 2 2 0 0 3 -7 -2.3 0 0 0 -3 0 1 0
2013 26 Phi 16 82 1332 9 126 16.2 10.6 24 8 5 3 0 3 2 0.7 0 10 0 71 0 1 0
2014 27 Was 15 56 1169 6 95 20.9 12.3 16 13 6 1 0 4 7 1.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 28 Was 1 0 0 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

DeSean Jackson Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2008 21 16 7.4 11.3 9.4 4 57 14 - - 1 6 4 - -
2009 22 15 12.7 16.9 14.8 4 78 11 4 1 1 9 1 0 0
2010 23 Phi 14 11.3 14.6 13.0 3 75 14 8 3 1 7 2 0 0
2011 24 Phi 15 8.3 12.1 10.2 4 64 12 6 2 0 3 0 0 0
2012 25 Phi 11 7.4 11.5 9.4 4 64 8 3 3 0 -1 0 0 0
2013 26 Phi 16 11.7 16.8 14.3 5 83 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
2014 27 Was 15 10.2 14.0 12.1 4 78 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 28 Was 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

DeSean Jackson – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2015

DeSean Jackson was on the field for 13 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.


Special Teams Snaps in 2015

DeSean Jackson was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 937 38
2014 755 3
2015 13 0
DeSean Jackson 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Mia 13 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 StL
3 @NYG
4 Phi
5 @Atl
6 @NYJ
7 TB
8 BYE Bye Week
9 @NE
10 NO
11 @Car
12 NYG
13 Dal
14 @Chi
15 Buf
16 @Phi
17 @Dal

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for DeSean Jackson  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   5' 10"
Weight:   178 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.35 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.19 sec
Cone Drill:   6.82 sec
Arm Length:   29.75 in
Hand Length:   9.38 in
Vertical Jump:   35 in
Broad Jump:   122 in
Bench Press
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Washington Redskins Team Injury Report
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DeSean Jackson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jackson (hamstring) was limited to individual drills Wednesday, Brian McNally of 106.7 The Fan reports.

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The practice appearance marked Jackson's first since straining his hamstring in Week 1, forecasting that his return to game action is near. His next step will include 1-on-1 passing drills with Washington's quarterbacks, but in general, a full practice by the end of the week would provide confidence in his ability to play Sunday in Atlanta. Either way, his activity level should be monitored closely as the week progresses.
Coach Jay Gruden indicated Monday that he expects Jackson (hamstring) to try to increase his level of activity at practice this week, the Washington Post reports.

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Jackson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

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Coach Jay Gruden relays that the wideout is gradually progressing, though it's too early to assess the chances of Jackson returning to action in Week 5. With Jackson still out, fellow wideout Pierre Garcon and TE Jordan Reed figure to remains busy this weekend, with Jamison Crowder also a candidate to see added looks Sunday.
Jackson (hamstring) did not practice Friday, the Washington Post reports.

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Jackson (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, ESPN's John Keim reports.

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Jackson (hamstring) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice, John Keim of reports.

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Last Friday, head coach Jay Gruden said that Jackson may be able to return in Week 4, but his lack of participation Wednesday isn't a step in that direction. Until he makes an appearance at drills, Washington will be without its most dynamic receiving option, leaving Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed to dominate the targets in the passing attack.
Jackson (hamstring) did not practice Monday, The Washington Post reports.

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Jackson's absence from practice isn't surprising, but since head coach Jay Gruden recently indicated Jackson could return sooner than expected, his status is worth updating. After straining his hamstring in Week 1, Jackson was given a 3-to-4 week timetable to return, which could potentially keep him sidelined for this weekend's game against the Eagles.
There's a chance that Jackson (hamstring) could return as soon as next Sunday against the Eagles, the Washington Post reports.

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While such an outcome is hardly a lock, the report relays that Jackson -- who has missed Washington's last two games -- started jogging this week, with coach Jay Gruden having noted the wideout's progress. "For a guy that runs a 4.25 [40-yard dash], to try and get back to that probably takes some time," Gruden said. "Knowing DeSean, he’s got a chance to be back sooner than we think. He’s pretty optimistic about how he’s healing right now so we’ll just have to wait and see."

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Either Jackson was paling around with Stringer Bell, or he was smeared on his way out of town. Regardless, he should provide a significant lift to the Redskins’ passing game. At 5-10, 175, Jackson’s the smallest of last year’s top-10 receivers, and only Antonio Brown is even close. As such, Jackson has to do most of his scoring from long range. Given his elite quickness and 4.35 40 speed, it’s achievable for him, but relying on big plays leads to more variance – Jackson’s touchdown totals (excluding rushing and returns) the last six years are: 2, 9, 6, 4, 2 and 9, respectively. Nonetheless, his playmaking ability is unmatched for a receiver his size. Jackson averaged a league-leading 10.7 YPT, had eight catches of 40 or more yards (tied for 2nd) and 24 catches of 20-plus (2nd), despite being just 23rd in targets. Of course, some of that was the product of Nick Foles’ and Chip Kelly’s hyper-efficient offense. Jackson’s situation is less settled in Washington with new head coach Jay Gruden and quarterback Robert Griffin trying to bounce back from a down year after knee surgery. Moreover, Pierre Garcon and tight end Jordan Reed will both get their share of looks. But should Griffin resemble the player he was as a rookie, buying time in the pocket and zipping the ball downfield, there’s a lot of upside for Jackson in Washington. He also comes with some injury risk – while he played 16 games last year, he’s missed games in all but two seasons of his six-year career and nine total over that span. As for Jackson’s alleged “gang ties” or uncooperative demeanor, which reportedly caused the Eagles to cut him, that’s a risk you can consider, depending on how much trust you place in their rationale. It’s worth noting he had signed a five-year deal under previous coach Andy Reid and was due $10.25 million in 2014.


Jackson was more or less on his usual pace last year when a rib injury sidelined him for the season's final five games. To be precise, his efficiency numbers – 15.6 YPC, 8.0 YPT – were slightly down, but within the margin of error for a lower-volume, big-play threat over 11 games. At 5-10, 175, Jackson is one of the smallest and slightest receivers in the league, and his body hasn't held up especially well over his five-year career. Besides the rib injury, he's dealt with concussions, foot and knee problems and missed time in every season since 2009. He's also unsuited for red-zone work, meaning he has to strike from deep to get into the end zone, something that's difficult for any receiver to do consistently – Jackson scored from scrimmage 10 times in 2009, but has only six touchdowns in his last 26 games. On the plus side, Jackson is among the fastest and quickest players in the league and is deadly in open space. He's dangerous out of the backfield, and he can also get behind the defense on go routes. It'll be interesting to see how new coach Chip Kelly uses Jackson – there's even talk he'll be part of the team's read-option as a running back.


While Jackson didn’t show the same efficiency last season as he had during the previous two, he was still a dangerous big-play threat, averaging 9.2 YPT (8th) and hauling in five passes of 40-plus yards in 15 games. That Jackson only scored four touchdowns shouldn’t come as a major surprise – small, big play receivers don’t often get the easy pitch-and-catch TDs that make their taller, bulkier counterparts more reliable scorers. At 5-10, 175, Jackson is one of the fastest and shiftiest players in the entire league. He’s able blow by defenders off the line, or shake them and sprint by them in the open field. Jackson saw 14 red-zone looks last year, but only seven of those were from inside the 10, and the Eagles are more apt to lean on running back LeSean McCoy and tight end Brent Celek near pay dirt. Jackson signed a five-year, $51.1 million deal with the Eagles in March, something that should guarantee him another 100-odd targets at a minimum.


It's hard doing all of your damage from deep, but Jackson is the rare small, speed receiver who can make big plays consistently year after year. While his receiving TD totals dropped from nine to six, Jackson rushed for a touchdown and also took a punt return to the house – all in just 14 games. At 5-10, 175, and with explosive speed, elite quickness and the ability to change directions on a dime, Jackson would be hard to stop in two-hand touch. Jackson's 11 yards per target and eight catches of 40-plus would lead the league by a wide margin most seasons, though he finished second in both to Pittsburgh's Mike Wallace in 2010. And Jackson's 22.5 yards per catch easily led the NFL's 90-target receivers. The switch at quarterback from strong-armed Donovan McNabb to the even stronger-armed Michael Vick was seamless last year, although Jackson bears some of Vick's elevated injury risk. Jackson battled a concussion and then foot and knee sprains late in the year, but should be 100 percent for training camp. Unfortunately, health isn't the only issue coming into camp. Jackson is looking for a new contract and it looks like he will hold out until he gets his wish, which will put him in a position where he will try to start the season with less time in camp than everyone else.


The problem with small receivers is they don’t typically get a lot of red-zone work, so they have to make their money from deep — something that’s a lot harder to do. Unless you’re DeSean Jackson. Jackson set opposing secondaries ablaze with a league-leading 10 catches of 40 yards or more on just 118 targets (21st). His 18.5 yards per catch easily led the league’s 100-target receivers, and his 9.9 yards per target ranked fourth. As a result, he was able to haul in nine touchdowns, despite seeing just 11 red-zone targets and four from inside the 10. At 5-10, 175, Jackson is one of the league’s quickest and most explosive players, but expecting 10 receptions of 40-plus and nine scores is probably excessive even for a player of his talent in Andy Reid’s pass-happy system. Of course, the other major variable here is the departure of quarterback Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb’s ascension to the starting job. We expect Kolb, who showed flashes of brilliance in limited opportunities a year ago, not to miss a beat. But the switch comes with some chemistry risk, especially with 2009 first-rounder Jeremy Maclin, a big-play threat in his own right, in the fold.


With Kevin Curtis on the shelf to start the year, Jackson took full advantage, establishing himself as the team’s top target and most explosive deep threat right out of the gate. As such, he heads into 2009 as Donovan McNabb’s No. 1 receiver, a good thing to be considering the Eagles’ were fourth in the NFL in passing attempts with 38 per game. Jackson had his lapses last season, none more egregious than showboating and spiking the ball before reaching the end zone (otherwise known as fumbling voluntarily) during a Monday night game. But his quickness, deep speed and ability to make defenders miss allowed him to haul in 17 catches of 20 yards or more (7th) and average 14.7 yards per catch. At 5-10, 175, Jackson’s not ideally suited for red-zone work, but he did get his chances last year with 15 looks (24th) from inside the 20, but nine looks inside the 10 (11th) and four from inside the five. Jackson didn’t do much with those looks, scoring only once. The addition of Jeremy Maclin in the first round of this year’s draft might cut into Jackson’s targets to an extent, but it’s Kevin Curtis whose starting role could eventually be in jeopardy. Year 2 is when top receivers typically experience a breakout, and Jackson, providing he keeps his focus, is in a good spot to make it happen.


Will battle for No. 3 wideout role but likely won't be much of a factor in the passing game during his rookie season. Will also act as team's primary punt returner.