The line that opened up for DeSean Jackson in the third quarter of Sunday’s game reflects the exact reason the Las Vegas Raiders signed him in the first place – a deep cut in the middle of the field, and Derek Carr’s throw. Crime and has added a new threat to it.
But after Jackson caught his first catch as a rider in his first game, he paused, swung back and forth with the green space in front of him. Tyrone Matthew, who initially fell behind after he and Jackson competed for a catch, increased the turnover and touched on a potential touchdown for the Raiders in the other direction.
The Raiders trailed Kansas City, 24-14, at the time, with six minutes left in the third quarter, but after that drive, they did not score the rest of the game when they combined two drives that ended in touchdowns. On a field goal on their 41-14 win streak. The Chiefs took first place in the AFC West, but the Raiders fell to a tie with the Chargers for the second time – the opening season high of three consecutive wins being overshadowed by back-to-back losses to the now-dealing team. Multiple disputes. Jackson did not record another goal or catch outside that game.
He signed with Las Vegas on Nov. 8, after the team released receiver Henry Ruggs, whose former first-round pick is facing charges after a fatal DUI crash. At the same time, Jackson’s time with the Los Angeles Rams ended, after they tried to trade him, couldn’t find a partner and then waived him – allowing Las Vegas to sign him after he cleared the waiver and became a free agent.
Jackson was then active for the first game he qualified to appear. He recorded eight catches with the Rams in seven games, continuing a trend with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have not recorded more than 14 in a season since 2018. This season, his best game came against the Buccaneers in Week 3, who recorded three catches on five targets for 120 yards and a touchdown.
The Raiders play for the third time in four weeks when they host the Cincinnati Bengals next Sunday at Allegiant Stadium.