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Veteran WR DeSean Jackson set to retire as a member of the Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles are set to retire longtime wide receiver DeSean Jackson on Friday.

The speedy wideout spent eight of his 15 NFL seasons with Philadelphia, where he earned three Pro Bowl selections and led the league in yards per catch four times.

“DeSean Jackson was a dynamic playmaker who captivated Eagles fans with his game-breaking speed, unique skill set, and explosive play,” Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement via ESPN. “What made DeSean truly stand out during his accomplished 15-year career was his ability to make miraculous plays look routine.”


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Jackson served as a primary offensive factor in the passing game behind his big-play ability. He was a dynamic down-the-field option due to his break-away speed.

The Cal product was also a strong asset as a returner with nine total touchdowns (four punt returns, and five kickoff returns). He was an all-around factor that kept opposing teams on their toes.

Jackson compiled more than 1,000 receiving yards five times and more than 50 receptions on seven occasions. He finished with 641 catches, 11,263 receiving yards, 58 receiving touchdowns, 463 rushing yards, and four touchdowns.


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He holds the NFL records for most career touchdowns of 60-plus yards (26) and most career touchdowns of 80-plus yards (five).

Jackson also played for the Washington Commanders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Rams, Baltimore Ravens, and Las Vegas Raiders. However, his most productive years came in an Eagles uniform.

Jackson will serve as an honorary captain for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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