Sources — Los Angeles Rams expected to waive veteran WR DeSean Jackson

The Los Angeles Rams are expected to waive wide receiver DeSean Jackson, sources told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Both Jackson and the Rams explored trade possibilities but nothing came together before Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline.

Jackson, 34, was willing to stay with the Rams but the team will give a him chance for more playing time elsewhere, the sources said.

Jackson’s $2.75 million salary is guaranteed, so if he clears waivers the Rams would be on the hook for most of his contract, but that is subject to offsets on a deal with a new team.

In need of a deep-threat receiver, the Rams signed Jackson to a one-year deal over the offseason. Jackson’s decision to sign with the Rams reunited him with coach Sean McVay, who was among Jackson’s coaches with the Washington Football Team, and it served as a homecoming for the Los Angeles native who expressed an eagerness to win a Super Bowl in his hometown.

But the 14-year pro and three-time Pro Bowl selection has been used sparingly in the offense through the Rams’ 7-1 start, catching eight passes for 221 yards and a touchdown.

ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry contributed to this report.

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