Former Ravens WR declares himself available... just days after retiring!?

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Former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver DeSean Jackson retired as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles in late November. Or did he?

In a surprising turn of events, the old Pro Bowler hinted at a possible return to the NFL during an appearance on Kay Adams' "Up and Adams" podcast on Dec. 11.

Despite the recent announcement of his retirement, one officially made by the very own Eagles franchise, Jackson expressed his availability to continue playing, saying, "I dunno, I’m available, and I can still play. I’m here."

When asked about potentially joining the Kansas City Chiefs, Jackson responded with a hint of sarcasm. "Is your shirt white? Is the sweater that you have on white?" Jackson sarcastically questioned in replying to the host, with that person wearing such colored clothes and Jackson teasing his potential return if he gets the proper call.

Jackson also revealed that he maintains regular communication with Andy Reid, his former coach at the Philadelphia Eagles, where he played from 2008-2012, and the current head coach of the Chiefs.

This is somehow a wild development, and one that the very own Philadelphia Eagles franchise might have never expected. So much so, that the franchise announced on their official social networks that Jackson had retired on Nov. 29, quoting the player saying "I'll forever be an Eagle," and congratulating him on his "retirement and an amazing 15-year career."

Jackson's NFL career began when he was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He earned three Pro Bowl selections and achieved a Super Bowl championship with the Los Angeles Rams in 2022, where he was teammates with current Ravens playmaker Odell Beckham Jr.

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Last season, Jackson signed with Baltimore and appeared in seven games for the Ravens (starting one) and recorded 153 receiving yards on nine receptions, getting targeted 17 times in that span.

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