Rams waive veteran WR DeSean Jackson after no trade comes to fruition

Unable to find a trade partner to take wide receiver DeSean Jackson before the NFL’s Tuesday trade deadline, the Los Angeles Rams have waived the veteran receiver, the team announced. Earlier in the week, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported the parting was likely.

Last week, the club and Jackson mutually agreed to seek a trade. In a social media post bidding farewell to Rams fans, Jackson made it clear he doesn’t see this as the end of his career.


A post shared by Desean Jackson (@0ne0fone)

Jackson, 34, had 221 yards receiving on just eight catches for the Rams, and had seen limited playing time of late. The Rams receiving rotation has favored Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Van Jefferson.

A speedy vertical threat, Jackson can still stretch the field if a team chooses to pick him up — he hauled in a 75-yard TD grab against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3, as well as a 68-yard catch against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 5. A number of teams could be looking for receiving help, including the Atlanta Falcons, who’ve indefinitely lost a Jackson-like threat in Calvin Ridley as he has taken a leave from the game for personal well-being.

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