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Report: Rams signing veteran receiver DeSean Jackson

There’s another weapon for Matthew Stafford

NFL: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The LA Rams are signing receiver DeSean Jackson, according to reports on Sunday. It gives Sean McVay a third weapon after Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods to work with next season on offense.

Jackson, 34, played in five games for the Eagles last season, catching 14 passes for 236 yards. He only played in three games in 2019, gaining 159 yards on nine catches. Prior to that, Jackson led the NFL with 18.9 yards per catch while playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2018, but his last 16-game season came back in 2013 during his first stint with the Eagles. That year, Jackson had 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.

But he’s only posted two 1,000-yard campaigns since. Luckily, that’s not what the Rams will need from Jackson next season. Just having a deep threat to complement the rest of the receivers should do enough and I’m sure he won’t be in line for more than 50 targets.