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Raiders WR DeSean Jackson likely to play vs. Washington despite 'minor' calf issue?

Yardbarker logo Yardbarker 12/2/2021 Zac Wassink, Yardbarker
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver DeSean Jackson © Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver DeSean Jackson

Veteran wide receiver DeSean Jackson officially parted ways with the Los Angeles Rams shortly after the Nov. 2 NFL trade deadline and ultimately landed with the Las Vegas Raiders. Jackson enjoyed his best outing of the season with his new employer when he caught three passes for 102 yards and a touchdown in the Thanksgiving Day overtime win at the Dallas Cowboys that propelled the Raiders to 6-5 on the season.

As Charean Williams noted for Pro Football Talk, though, Jackson was listed as limited in practice on Wednesday because of a calf injury and wasn't spotted during the portion of Thursday's session open to media members. However, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport doesn't seem too alarmed by these latest developments: 

The Raiders host the 5-6 Washington Football Team on Sunday afternoon and understandably will want Jackson on the field as much as possible, even if he serves more as a decoy than as a legitimate deep threat. If the 35-year-old can't go on the first Sunday of December, he'll try to get right for the Week 14 matchup at the rival Kansas City Chiefs (7-4) on Dec. 12. 

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