Ravens Sign WR Desean Jackson To Practice Squad

DeSean Jackson, a wide receiver, has been signed to the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad for the 15th season.

The 35-year-old Jackson is expected to be elevated on game day and help the Ravens' deep-passing game.

Last season, Jackson demonstrated that he still has speed, averaging 22.7 yards per catch, the most in his 14-year career.

Lamar Jackson has completed just 21% of his passes that travel at least 20 yards. That's second worst in the NFL behind New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (14%).

The Ravens have one of the NFL's most inexperienced wide receiver groups. Only two wide receivers in Baltimore have double-digit receptions: Devin Duvernay (18) and Rashod Bateman (11)

Ravens wide receivers caught five passes for 45 yards in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Giants without Bateman. According to Ravens coach John Harbaugh Bateman was  "close" to returning.

Jackson, who worked out for the Ravens on Tuesday, is the latest 30-year-old wide receiver to sign with the team in the last six years. He joins Mike Wallace, Michael Crabtree, and Dez Bryant.

Jackson's durability is a bigger concern. Last season, he played 16 games with the Rams and Raiders, but he missed 28 games from 2018 to 2020 due to thumb, ankle, and abdominal strain injuries

With 11,110 yards, Jackson is the NFL's 36th all-time leading receiver. He has 632 receptions for an average of 18.3 yards and 58 touchdowns