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‘Philadelphia Eagles’ DeSean Jackson, a Dynamic Playmaker, Announces Retirement’

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The Philadelphia Eagles announced Wednesday morning that DeSean Jackson, a receiver/punt returner known for his electrifying moments, is retiring from the NFL after a 15-season career.

The Eagles plan for Jackson to officially retire as an Eagle on Friday and serve as an honorary captain before Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field, according to a press release.

Originally a second-round pick by coach Andy Reid and the Eagles out of Cal in 2008, Jackson spent eight years across two stints with the Eagles. During his time with the team, he accumulated 379 catches for 6,512 yards and 62 offensive touchdowns.

DeSean Jackson is retiring as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. 

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Jackson also had four career punt returns for a touchdown, including two in 2009. His career highlight came in 2010 when he scored a walk-off punt return touchdown to help the Eagles win a game against the New York Giants, erasing a halftime deficit of 24-3.

Jeffrey Lurie, Eagles CEO, praised Jackson’s playmaking abilities, referring to his game-breaking speed, unique skills, and explosive plays. The team looks forward to celebrating his official retirement as an Eagle on Sunday when he serves as the honorary captain of the game.

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Jackson also had stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Rams, Las Vegas Raiders, Baltimore Ravens, and the Washington Commanders.

He retires with 641 catches for 11,263 yards and 66 total touchdowns. While he may not be a serious Hall of Fame consideration, he is considered one of the greatest deep threats in NFL history, finishing his career with 58 receiving touchdowns of 50+ yards or more.

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