LA Rams DeSean Jackson agree to pursue trade scenarios

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The LA Rams signed up wide receiver DeSean Jackson in the off-season to stretch the field. And man oh man did he ever do that.  The concerns of so many at that signing were crystal clear: When the Rams needed Jackson to step onto the football field, would he be ready?

Well, it was the opposite result apparently. DeSean Jackson, healthy for just eight of his past 16 games, is ready to go, but the LA Rams have not called his number as often as he would like. In seven games, DeSean Jackson has been targetted 15 times for 8 catches. Perhaps even more so, in seven games, Jackson has been on the football field just 100 offensive snaps. And yes, he was used twice on special teams.

But, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, both the LA Rams and DeSean Jackson have agreed to pursue a trade for the veteran wide receiver before the trade deadline.

Will there be a market for DeSean Jackson? I would think so. The Rams have used him sparingly, but he has gained 221 yards and one touchdown. That is already on par with each of his past two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. Of course, when you score on a 75-yard touchdown strike, you’ll do pretty well. And so far, the LA Rams have left at least three out touchdowns on the football field by missing a wide-open DeSean Jackson streaking down the field.

Jackson has proven to the entire NFL that he is still a very dangerous and capable wide receiver capable of blowing the back door off of defenses. So why would he wish to leave a good thing? Well, DeSean Jackson is a contributor, not an observer. He wants to be on the football field catching passes, but so far, the Rams have gotten the ball to him on average just once per game.

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The number of teams who could be interested in DeSean Jackson should be rather robust.  For starters, what about the Green Bay Packers?