DeSean Jackson expressed interest in making a return, and the Baltimore Ravens listened.
According to a source, free agent Jackson, who last played for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2021, is signing with the Ravens after a workout on Tuesday.
The veteran sprinter recently stated on a live podcast tour that he is not retired and would want to make a comeback. He mentioned three clubs he considered: the Philadelphia Eagles, the Green Bay Packers, and the Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens’ wide receiver depth has long been an issue, and it’s become even more so recently with Rashod Bateman out with a groin injury.
Jackson, a big-play specialist throughout his 14-year career, could potentially bring another element to the Baltimore offense as he attempts to build a Jackson-Jackson connection with quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Jackson spent his first six seasons in Philadelphia after being drafted with the 49th overall choice in the 2008 NFL Draft. He later came back to the Eagles for a two-year run and played for Washington, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Rams and Raiders in 2021.
Jackson hinted in April that he could be done with football. He stated that he was “unsure” if he would play in 2022, but he added that a return might happen with the right team. He didn’t mention the Ravens at the time, but he did lately.
The Ravens are planning a Jackson return.