The Rams released DeShawn Jackson on Tuesday, completing the veteran receivers’ return to Los Angeles after eight games.
Jackson, 34, has applied for a trade due to his limited role on the 7-1 team in Sunday’s match against the Tennessee Titans at SoFi Stadium. But the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday came and went, so Rams didn’t find a buyer. The Rams are expected to announce his withdrawal on Wednesday.
Rams coach Sean McVeigh said last week that the team is allowing Jackson to look elsewhere for opportunities, and Jackson has been inactive in the 38-22 win over the Houston Texans last Sunday.
“I am very grateful for the time I spent playing for LA Rams,” Jackson wrote on Instagram. “While this is not the result we wanted, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity and support given to me by the Rams coaches and all the fans. I understand that things are happening for a reason, and I am looking forward to the next chapter of my NFL career. Thanks.”
Jackson, the 14-year-old professional who starred Long Beach Pauley High, has signed with the Rams to provide a serious threat for the attack, which involves quarterback Matthew Stafford and adoptive Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Van Jefferson.
But Jackson, who has a career average of 17.5 yards per reception, was attacked only 15 times in his first seven games. He had eight moves, including a 75-yard touchdown against the Tampa Bay Pirates. The event comes after Jackson spoke to McVeigh after having barely played against the Indianapolis Colts last week.
Jackson’s release marked the Rams’ third major move in just over a week. On October 25, the Rams traded starting midfielder Kenny Young for the Denver Broncos to cut the remainder of his $ 2.2 million salary and create room for a pay cap.
On Monday, they traded with the Broncos for outside midfielder Von Miller, an eight-time Pro Bowl player and Super Bowl’s Most Valuable Player.
Jackson’s contract included guarantees plus benefits worth about $ 2.8 million, according to overthecap.com.