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DeSean Jackson

27-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Washington Redskins

2013 Receiving Stats

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82

Yds

1332

TD

9

Avg

16.2

Tar

126

2013 Receiving Projections

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook

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, ...

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2013 ADP:  63

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HT: 5' 10"   WT: 175   DOB: 12/1/1986  College: California  Show ContractHide Contract

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DeSean Jackson Contract Information:

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

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Jackson and the Redskins have agreed to a three-year contract, NFL.com reports.

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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 0 0 0 3 2 0.7 0 10 0 71 0 1 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
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

DeSean Jackson – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

937

Offensive Snaps in 2013

DeSean Jackson was on the field for 937 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

38

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

DeSean Jackson was on the field for 38 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 700 3
2013 937 38

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DeSean Jackson 2013 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 Phi 77 3 7 104 1 9 14.9 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @GB 54 0 9 193 1 15 21.4 4 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Det
4 @Oak 60 0 2 34 0 6 17.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 @Dal 57 1 6 64 2 6 10.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
7 Chi 79 1 3 21 0 8 7.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Den 58 2 8 63 0 11 7.9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 SD 43 7 5 150 1 6 30.0 3 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Min
11 @Phi 64 6 4 82 0 4 20.5 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 SF
13 NYG 66 5 3 36 0 6 12.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 KC 60 6 4 59 1 6 14.8 0 0 1 -10 -10.0 0 0 0 0 0 -7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Atl 63 3 10 195 1 15 19.5 4 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Dal 59 2 4 29 0 5 7.3 0 0 2 12 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
17 @NYG 0 0 3 28 0 4 9.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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"
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Weight:   175 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   4.35 sec
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Broad Jump:   120 in
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DeSean Jackson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jackson's agent, Joel Segal, and members of Redskins management began negotiations on a potential deal Tuesday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Jackson spent the last couple of days in Washington, and it appears the two sides were both pleased with how things went. Though this report does not guarantee that he will end up with the Redskins, it appears they are his preferred choice as long as the two sides can come to a deal.
The Raiders are among the teams believed to be interested in signing Jackson, csnbayarea.com reports.

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The report indicates that while the Raiders aren't inclined to get into a bidding war to sign the wideout, they do have cap space and could be poised to make Jackson a substantial offer. Meanwhile, Jackson is slated to visit the Redskins on Sunday.
Jackson will visit with the Redskins on Monday, CSN Washington reports.

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Jackson was cut by the Eagles on Friday amid character concerns and has since been contacted by numerous teams with interest in his services. A former NFC East foe, the Redskins have landed Jackson's first free agent visit and are expected to make a push to sign him on Monday. Coming off the best season of his six-year NFL career, Jackson's potential addition would significantly improve the options in Washington's passing game and allow the wideout to face his former team two times per season.
Nine teams have reached out to Jackson since his Friday release, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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The Jets, however, are not one of them. We suspect some teams are doing more homework than others as they investigate Jackson's background, specifically his alleged gang connections, which means the number of interested teams might increase if teams conclude that the gang concerns are overblown. It remains a possibility that the Eagles cut Jackson due to work ethic and personality incompatibility rather than sincere gang concerns, and the NJ.com report on Jackson's alleged connections might have merely provided the Eagles useful PR cover to pull off the release of a popular player.
Jackson was released by the Eagles on Friday.

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Jackson was released not because of his performance on the field, but more likely due to character incompatibility with coach Chip Kelly. The team evidently didn't feel that he was a positive influence. Indeed, NJ.com reports that the Eagles suspected that Jackson was connected to and influenced by Los Angeles gang members. If other teams reach the same conclusions in their investigations, Jackson might struggle to find a contract comparable to the one he had with Philadelphia, where he had a salary in the double-digit millions. Teams like Cleveland and the Jets make a lot of sense at a glance, both due to receiver needs and ample cap space. The Jets might have an upper hand if they pursue Jackson, as the recently signed Michael Vick worked well with Jackson in the past. It remains to be seen whether Jackson will find a strong market for his services, however -- it's a major red flag that the Eagles would cut ties with him despite receiving no compensation. The Eagles, meanwhile, might look to land a replacement like Oregon State's Brandin Cooks or USC's Marqise Lee with the 22nd overall pick in the draft.
Though coach Chip Kelly had positive words to say when asked about Jackson on Wednesday, he fell short of saying that he expects the receiver to be back with the Eagles this coming season, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "I like DeSean. DeSean did a really nice job for us. But we're always going to do what’s best for the organization," Kelly noted in reference to the wideout's status with the team.

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Though Kelly didn't really say anything to fuel speculation that Jackson's days with the Eagles could be numbered, his words Wednesday didn't exactly cool said speculation, either. Kelly did confirm that he spoke to Jackson this week, but declined to share any specifics regarding the duo's discussions.
According to New York Daily News writer Manish Mehta, a source said "Philly is trading [Jackson] or cutting him. That's a fact. They don't want him."

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Jackson doesn't expect to return to Philadelphia, either, and it looks like he might get cut even if the Eagles can't find a trade partner. Be it due to one or both of performance or character isues, it's increasingly appearing as if the Eagles are determined to get rid of Jackson. It's not clear whether the team has a self-assigned imminent deadline for removing Jackson and his $12.75 million cap hit, but Jackson is unwilling to restructure his contract, and his $10.5 million salary makes it difficult for a team to trade for him without going over the cap. Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper will see their fantasy stock rise a bit if Jackson leaves town.

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2013

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2012

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.

2011

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.

2010

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.

2009

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.

2008

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.