DeSean Jackson
WR TB (6)
2 weeks ago

Jackson is joining Tampa Bay on a three-year, $35 million contract that includes $20 million guaranteed, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson's speed and elusiveness make him an ideal complement to the hulking Mike Evans in a young and talented Buccaneers offense. After bouncing back to (barely) produce his fifth career 1,000-yard campaign in his third and final season in Washington, the 30-year-old Jackson made out quite well in negotiations for an aging wideout with durability concerns. He'll be the unquestioned No. 2 target in a Tampa Bay offense that previously lacked complementary weapons behind Evans. Jameis Winston has the arm strength to find Jackson deep down the field, but Evans presumably will continue to hog the QB's attention near the end zone.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (6)
2 weeks ago

Jackson intends to sign with Tampa Bay, barring any last-minute breakdowns in negotiations, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson had been considering as many as three other teams according to reports, but he'll land in an offense led by Jameis Winston, giving the young quarterback another option to stretch the field. The 30-year-old had his third 1,000-yard season in four years for Washington in 2016, so should have plenty left in the tank to be a difference maker. Also helping Jackson's case is the fact he'll be lining up across from the 2016's fourth-leading receiver in Mike Evans (1,321), who should draw most of the attention from opposing secondaries.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (6)
2 weeks ago

The Bucs are expected to be Jackson's most aggressive suitor in free agency, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although the list of potentially interested teams also includes the Eagles, Patriots and Cowboys, Laine reports that Tampa Bay remains Jackson's likeliest landing spot once free agency officially kicks off at 4pm Eastern on Thursday. The Bucs boast the most cap space, approximately $66 million, of the interested teams, and the Patriots, the next closest team with $62 million avaialable, are unlikely to venture outside of their general philosophy of pursuing more moderately-priced free agents. The Eagles could be somewhat of a wild card given that they're the team that brought Jackson into the league in 2010, but aren't believed to have the ability to offer him what he's likely seeing in annual salary. Despite being flush with cap space, the Bucs would still have to weigh any potential Jackson signing against the need to eventually extend No. 1 receiver Mike Evans, who will enter the fourth season of his five-year rookie contract in 2017. Ultimately, they appear to have the money to make it work, which would provide them with one of the more potentially explosive size/speed combinations at the receiver position in the NFL.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (6)
1 month ago1 Comment

Jackson wants to re-sign with the Redskins, but also admitted that he'll take the best offer he receives as a free agent this offseason, ESPN's John Keim reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson is coming off his second 1,000-yard season since arriving in Washington in 2014, which figures to make him a hot commodity on the free agent market this offseason. Despite his stated desire to remain with the Redskins, Jackson is expected to have attractive offers elsewhere, which should complicate his decision-making process. Not only that, but Washington is also tasked with fellow wideout Pierre Garcon and quarterback Kirk Cousins being free agents, making their cap situation less flexible than some of Jackson's potential suitors. As a result, the 30-year-old's future employer is far from certain, which leaves his 2017 fantasy outlook in need of valuable context before it can be shaped.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (6)
3 months ago

Jackson (jaw) caught just two of five targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 19-10 loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson left last week's game against Chicago with a jaw injury, but was able to suit up Sunday, although he failed to make any big plays. He had been producing at high level recently, with 100 yards receiving in four of his previous five games. Washington missed the postseason in Sunday's loss, but Jackson finished with 1,005 receiving yards to record the fifth 1,000-yard campaign of his career.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (6)
3 months ago

Jackson (jaw) logged a full practice Wednesday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

If his listing is any indication, Jackson didn't display any ill-effects of the jaw injury suffered during Saturday's win in Chicago, a contest in which he reached 100 yards receiving for the fourth time in five games. He's a decent bet to keep up the pace this Sunday against the Giants' 22nd-ranked pass defense.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (6)
3 months ago

Coach Jay Gruden noted Monday that Jackson is day-to-day with a jaw injury.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson's status for Sunday's game against the Giants will need to be monitored, though the day-to-day classification would seem to imply that the wideout's jaw injury is not a major one, thus giving Jackson a chance of suiting up in Week 17.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (6)
3 months ago

Jackson (jaw) recorded five receptions for 114 yards in Saturday's win over the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson had a monster first half before injuring his jaw, forcing him out of the contest. A 21-yard reception in the Bears' territory set up Washington's first score of the day. He then made an explosive 57-yard catch and run in the second quarter, leading to Washington's second touchdown of the day. The severity of his jaw injury remains unknown, but more updates will be provided later in the week as the team preps for the season-finale matchup with the Giants.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (6)
3 months ago

Jackson was forced out of Saturday's game against the Bears with a jaw injury.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to his exit from Saturday's contest, Jackson had caught five of his seven targets for 114 yards.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (6)
3 months ago

Jackson caught seven passes (on 10 targets) for 111 yards Monday night against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson led the Redskins in receiving yards, impressively topping the 100-yard mark for the third time in Washington's last four games. Additionally, his seven receptions Monday set a new season high. With a touchdown in three of his last five games to boot, Jackson enters Saturday's matchup with the Bears with considerable momentum on his side.