DeSean Jackson says he's signing with Las Vegas Raiders

EAST RUTHERFORD (N.J.) -- DeSean Jackson, a free-agent receiver, said to Josina Anderson, an NFL reporter. He then posted a photo of himself wearing a Raiders throwback shirt on his Instagram account.
Jackson, who turns 35 in December, met with Raiders officials via Zoom Saturday, according to ESPN. Bally Sports first reported the virtual meeting.

Sunday's comment was not made by the Raiders.

This agreement follows the Raiders' disappointing 23-16 loss to the New York Giants. The game was a battle in which Las Vegas won the stat sheet, but lost the red zone and had many turnovers. With less than one minute left, Derek Carr, the Raiders' quarterback, threw two interceptions including a pick-6 and was then stripped of his jersey at the Giants' 20 yard line.

The Raiders offense is missing a significant threat to the Giants defense, which was previously played by Henry Ruggs III.

Ruggs was pronounced dead on Tuesday after he was involved with a fiery car accident that left Tina Tintor, 23, and her dog, and his girlfriend and him seriously injured. Ruggs was charged with felony DUI resulting death and reckless driving, according to prosecutors. He could face up to 46 years imprisonment.

Jackson was a second-round draft selection of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008. He hails from Cal.

He caught eight passes for 221 yards in seven games with no starts. His average catch rate was 27.6 yards per catch with a touchdown.

He was a three-time Pro Bowler and had his best year in 2013, when he set career records for receiving yards (1.332), catches (82), and touchdowns (9). He was also the NFL's leader in average yards per catch at four times: 2010 with Philadelphia (22.5), 2014. with Washington (20.9), 2016, with Washington (17.9), and 2018. with Tampa Bay (18.9).