Saturday, March 15, 2008

Darrell Jackson an Option for the Eagles?

Darrell Jackson, who was recently waived by the 49ers, could be an option for the Eagles in their on-going search for a wide receiver. According to, the Eagles, Vikings, Bucs and Redskins are all interested in the services of the 8-year veteran. Jackson is coming off a mediocre season with the Niners where he caught 46 passes for 497 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was a star receiver in his early days with the Seahawks, when he caught over a thousand yards three times. His best season was in 2004 when he caught 87 balls for 1,199 yards and grabbed 7 touchdowns.

The Darrell Jackson of five years ago would be the solution to the Eagles need for a top receiver. Now, he is just another player. He is no better than Kevin Curtis or Reggie Brown, and would add very little to the Eagles passing attack. Jackson is coming off his worst professional season, and he doesn't stretch the field or make the tough catches anymore. He also has had on-going knee issues that have slowed him down.

If the Eagles sign Darrell Jackson and expect him to be their big playmaker, they would be making a mistake. While he has something to prove coming off a bad season, Jackson just doesn't have it anymore. Keep looking, Eagles, there is nothing to see here.

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