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DeSean Jackson joins the Rams

Former Eagles wide receiver is staying in the NFC.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Former Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is signing with the Los Angeles Rams. The news was first reported by NFL insider Mike Garafolo and has since been officially confirmed by the team.

Philadelphia expectedly released Jackson over a month ago in order to clear $4.9 million in cap space. It was a no-brainer to move on from the 34-year-old. Injury issues limited Jackson to just 10% of the Eagles’ offensive snaps since they reacquired him in March 2019.

As his 81-yard touchdown reception against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 16 last year reminded us, Jackson is still very much a viable deep threat when healthy. It’s just that he hasn’t been able to stay on the field in recent seasons.

Jackson signing with the Rams is a homecoming for the LA native. Garafolo notes Sean McVay personally recruited the veteran speedster to be a deep threat for Matthew Stafford. We’ll see if Jackson can have more success with the Rams than he did with the Eagles in his second Philly stint.

For those wondering, the Eagles do not play the Rams next season. Unless they meet in the playoffs.