Not a lot was expected from DeSean Jackson on Sunday night with the Raiders. In fact, nothing was expected. If he had been inactive for the game, it would have made sense considering how recently he joined the team. But he was active and he played.
He didn’t play a lot, however. He was on the field for just nine snaps, seeing just one target.
That target was a consequential one for all the wrong reasons. Because he caught the 38-yard pass only to fumble it away.
“It’s hard to just come in and pick up this whole offense in a short amount of time, just a couple of days, but I thought he picked it up mentally,” Derek Carr said. “Did a great job. He did a great job on that deep ball. There was probably another one I could’ve thrown to him, but I had to run one. He’s really close from having a big day. He had another one where he cleared it out, Zay caught a big play across the middle. I thought he did a good job.”
The pass Carr is talking about was a 22-yard pass to Jones that set up their second TD of the day on a long pass to Bryan Edwards. Jones and Edwards led all Raiders receivers in snaps, but it was Hunter Renfrow who led the team in catches (7).
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