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Broncos | Jackson Waived

Tue, 17 Aug 2004 13:48:04 -0700

Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan announced the team has waived WR Willie Jackson.

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Broncos | Jackson Battling for Roster Spot

Fri, 13 Aug 2004 07:45:12 -0700

Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos WR Willie Jackson is battling for possibly the final roster spot at wide receiver.

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Broncos | Jackson Signs

Fri, 12 Mar 2004 15:12:39 -0800

The Denver Broncos announced the team signed WR Willie Jackson (Redskins) to an undisclosed contract.

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Packers | Jackson Will Work Out

Wed, 11 Jun 2003 08:36:22 -0700

Packers.com reports free agent WR Willie Jackson (Redskins) will work out for the Green Bay Packers.

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Dolphins | Jackson Update

Tue, 11 Feb 2003 06:10:35 -0800

Updating previous reports, the Miami Herald reports Joe Segal, the agent for free agent WR Willie Jackson, will wait to see if the Miami Dolphins offer him a contract before he works out for other teams. “Willie has expressed a clear interest in playing for the Dolphins,” Segal said. “If all goes well, we expect him to be with Miami. It’s where he wants to be.”

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Dolphins | Jackson To Get A Look

Mon, 03 Feb 2003 22:10:53 -0800

The Sun Sentinel reports the Miami Dolphins will work out WR Willie Jackson. "I don't know what is going to happen, but we're looking at guys out there that we may have interest in at some point," said Rick Spielman, the Dolphins senior vice president of football operations and player personnel.

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Redskins | Jackson Released

Thu, 12 Dec 2002 15:27:05 -0800

The Associated Press reports the Washington Redskins have released WR Willie Jackson.

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Redskins | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 08 Dec 2002 09:32:10 -0800

The Washington Redskins have announced TE Leonard Stephens, OG Breden Stai, OG Kipp Vickers, WR Justin Skaggs and WR Willie Jackson as inactive for week 14. Shane Matthews will be the team’s No. 3 QB.

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Redskins | Jackson Not Ready to Start Yet

Mon, 18 Nov 2002 13:14:56 -0800

Washington Redskins head coach Steve Spurrier said WR Willie Jackson isn’t ready to step into the starting lineup but he is in the team’s top three receiver grouping.

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Redskins | Jackson Note

Wed, 06 Nov 2002 20:18:45 -0800

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins WR Willie Jackson is expected to see more playing time this week, but he won't be in the starting lineup.

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Redskins | Jackson May be Active

Fri, 01 Nov 2002 16:00:29 -0800

Redskins.com reports Washington Redskins head coach Steve Spurrier said WR Willie Jackson, who joined the team on Thursday, could be active against the Seahawks in week nine. If he is active, he’d serve on special teams and as a backup receiver.

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Redskins | Jackson Comes Aboard

Thu, 31 Oct 2002 12:49:08 -0800

As expected, the Washington Redskins have signed free agent WR Willie Jackson (Falcons) according to the Associated Press. Terms of the deal were not released.

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Redskins | Lockett Cut Loose

Thu, 31 Oct 2002 10:57:21 -0800

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins have told WR Kevin Lockett that he’ll be released. The move will be made to open up a roster spot for free agent Willie Jackson.

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Panthers | Not Enough Money for Jackson

Thu, 31 Oct 2002 09:56:17 -0800

The Gaston Gazette reports the Carolina Panthers opted not to try and sign free agent WR Willie Jackson because they don’t have enough room under the salary cap.

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Redskins | Jackson Coming on Board?

Thu, 31 Oct 2002 01:08:10 -0800

The Washington Post reports WR Willie Jackson (Falcons) cleared waivers on Wednesday. He’s now an unrestricted free agent and able to sign with any team. His team of choice may be the Washington Redskins, who are trying to set up a visit with him on Thursday. It’s possible he could sign with the team as early as today.

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Redskins | Front-runner for Jackson?

Wed, 30 Oct 2002 09:26:58 -0800

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins appear to be the front-runner for landing WR Willie Jackson, who was released by the Falcons on Monday. They tried to sign him during the offseason before he agreed to a deal with the Falcons.

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NFL | Jackson Sitting on Waivers for 24-hours

Tue, 29 Oct 2002 10:44:28 -0800

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli, as an update to previous stories, reports former Falcons WR Willie Jackson will remain on the league's waiver wire until Wednesday afternoon because the Falcons didn't file the pertinent paper work with the NFL office until after 4 p.m. ET on Monday. If no team claims him, he'll be an unrestricted free agent.

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Patriots | Interested in Jackson?

Tue, 29 Oct 2002 10:44:09 -0800

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the New England Patriots are courting WR Willie Jackson (Falcons).

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Saints | Interested in Jackson's Return?

Tue, 29 Oct 2002 10:43:45 -0800

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the New Orleans Saints are courting WR Willie Jackson (Falcons).

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Panthers | Jackson Interest?

Mon, 28 Oct 2002 23:46:47 -0800

Steve Reed reports for the Gaston Gazette Carolina Panthers GM Marty Hurney said Monday night the team has talked about signing free agent WR Willie Jackson (Falcons). At this time, the team has not decided if they will pursue Jackson. Hurney said the team would discuss Jackson more on Tuesday before making a final decision.

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Redskins | Again Interested In Jackson?

Mon, 28 Oct 2002 23:22:49 -0800

Mark Maske reports for the Washington Post the Washington Redskins apparently once again interested in signing free agent WR Willie Jackson (Falcons). The Redskins tried to sign Jackson to a modest contract in the off-season, but failed when he got a heftier deal from the Falcons. He may have a workout this week for team's officials.

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Falcons | Jackson Released

Mon, 28 Oct 2002 12:04:29 -0800

AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have released WR Willie Jackson.

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Falcons | Jackson Had a Big One - Almost

Mon, 21 Oct 2002 07:52:43 -0700

Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Atlanta Falcons WR Willie Jackson caught what appeared to be a 68-yard touchdown reception with 16 seconds remaining in the first half. However, the play came back because of a holding penalty.

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Falcons | Wide Receiver Tidbits

Mon, 14 Oct 2002 11:52:40 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons Dan Reeves had WR Shawn Jefferson return to the starting lineup Sunday. He replaced Willie Jackson, who was promoted ahead of him in the first game of the year partly because Jefferson had nagging neck and back injuries.

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Falcons | Jefferson To Start

Sun, 13 Oct 2002 09:08:16 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons have announced WR Shawn Jefferson will start for WR Willie Jackson.

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Bears | Vick's Comments Anger Coach

Wed, 18 Sep 2002 13:04:50 -0700

The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Greg Blache was perturbed at Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick’s comments that Blache told his players to “take out his knees” in last Sunday’s game. Vick was angered that Blache apparently wanted to injure Vick, and his sentiments were backed up by teammate WR Willie Jackson. Blache was equally as angered by Vick’s comments. He said he meant the best way to tackle him was to take him out by the knees, but didn’t mean to intentionally hurt him. “He got his butt beat and now he wants to make someone look bad,” Blache said. “Unbelievable.”

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Falcons | Jackson to Start

Sun, 08 Sep 2002 09:58:54 -0700

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Atlanta Falcons WR Willie Jackson will start Sunday's game in place of WR Shawn Jefferson.

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Falcons | Jackson Staying No. 3?

Mon, 26 Aug 2002 20:31:27 -0700

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, despite a stellar pre-season, it appears Atlanta Falcons WR Willie Jackson will remain the team's No. 3 WR. "I think there's a good chance Shawn (Jefferson) and Brian (Finneran) are going to start," coach Dan Reeves said. "I don't know that that's etched in stone, but if we started the season tomorrow, those two would be the starters."

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Falcons | Contract Breakdown: Willie Jackson

Sat, 27 Jul 2002 15:29:24 -0700

Updating recent reports, ESPN.com’s Len Pasquarelli reports WR Willie Jackson’s deal with the Atlanta Falcons is a three-year deal worth $3.5 million and he received a $350,000 signing bonus. His base salaries are $650,000 (2002), $1.1 million (2003) and $1.2 million (2004). $250,000 of his base salary this year is guaranteed. There are also workout bonuses of $100,000 in 2003 and 2004.

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Falcons | Splitting Ends

Fri, 12 Jul 2002 14:15:09 -0700

Charles Odum reports for the Sporting News newly signed WR Willie Jackson will compete with WR Shawn Jefferson at split end for the Atlanta Falcons. Jackson should help to give QB Michael Vick a big-play outside threat.

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Falcons | Jackson's Contract Terms

Fri, 12 Jul 2002 13:21:17 -0700

Updating this morning's story, Len Pasquarelli reports for ESPN.com the contract agreed to with the Atlanta Falcons by WR Willie Jackson is a three-year deal. It is worth $3.5 million and Jackson will earn about $1 million in 2002.

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Falcons | Jackson Signed

Fri, 12 Jul 2002 10:48:15 -0700

AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have signed WR Willie Jackson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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49ers | Still Working On Willie

Fri, 12 Jul 2002 09:21:17 -0700

The San Francisco Chronicle reports negotiations between the San Francisco 49ers and free agent WR Willie Jackson (Saints) continue. In fact, Jackson could be edging closer to signing a deal with the 49ers. "We've had ongoing discussions," Jackson's agent, Joel Segal, said. "The 49ers are a priority for Willie due to the quarterback, the great tradition and his brother being there." If Jackson were to sign, he would presumably compete with WR J.J. Stokes for a starting job in training camp.

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Falcons | Offer Made to Jackson

Thu, 11 Jul 2002 06:45:02 -0700

As an update to an ongoing story, Matt Winkeljohn reports for the Atlanta Journal Constitution the Atlanta Falcons made a contract offer to free agent WR Willie Jackson (Saints) Wednesday. The Falcons do not have enough room under the salary cap to offer Jackson a sizable contract. He may also visit with Carolina and Washington soon.

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Falcons | Jackson Visits

Tue, 09 Jul 2002 12:40:03 -0700

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Atlanta Falcons had free agent WR Willie Jackson (Saints) in for a visit on Tuesday.

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NFL | Jackson a Wanted Man

Sun, 07 Jul 2002 11:03:27 -0700

The Times-Picayune reports free agent WR Willie Jackson (Saints) remains floating about looking for the right situation. His agent, Joel Segal, said Jackson has already turned down offers he didn’t feel comfortable with and is just waiting for the right deal to come along. He noted that there are currently three deals on the table for him that he’s considering. The 49ers, Redskins and Buccaneers want him, while Green Bay and Minnesota showed interest earlier this year. The Picayune speculates Jackson will sign with either the 49ers or Redskins.

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NFL | Latest On Jackson

Tue, 18 Jun 2002 19:38:54 -0700

Clark Judge reports for Fox Sports free agent WR Willie Jackson (Saints) reportedly turned down a two-year offer valued at an estimated $1.4 million annually from the 49ers. The 49ers haven't responded, refusing to negotiate further and looking beyond Jackson. "If it works out," said a source close to the team, "it's because Willie Jackson came back to the 49ers." Jackson wants to be a go-to receiver with an East Coast team. The Redskins still look like a good fit since coach Steve Spurrier is loading up on former Florida players, but they already have a lot of WRs.

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49ers | Still Looking at Jackson; He's Looking Elsewhere?

Fri, 14 Jun 2002 14:04:35 -0700

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports free agent WR Willie Jackson (Saints) continues to be in the sights of the San Francisco 49ers. However, Jackson continues to turn down their overtures and is looking to sign a deal with a team in the East. If he doesn’t change his tune soon, the 49ers may look elsewhere.

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49ers | Jackson Still a Possibility

Fri, 17 May 2002 14:16:55 -0700

While the San Francisco 49ers haven't made a move to sign free agent WR Willie Jackson (Saints) so far, that doesn't mean he's off the radar according to ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli. The 49ers will have more salary cap room next month when they release some veteran players and Jackson could be on the priority list for them then.

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Redskins | WR - Yes, No, Maybe

Thu, 16 May 2002 19:30:12 -0700

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins may consider pursuing a free agent WR after June 1. Some of the names on the radar could be Green Bay's Antonio Freeman, Jacksonville's Keenan McCardell, Detroit's Herman Moore and Kansas City's Derrick Alexander. Coach Steve Spurrier has said he is happy with the WRs he has, so adding a free agent is not definite. The decision could be based upon how much salary cap space the Redskins have to work with. "We'll have to wait and see," Spurrier said Thursday. The team also has more pressing needs at other positions. The Redskins have had on-again, off-again interest in free agent WR Willie Jackson (Saints).

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NFL | Jackson Still Looking

Sun, 05 May 2002 10:06:30 -0700

According to the Times Picayune, free agent WR Willie Jackson's agent said the WR continues his search for a new team. Agent Joel Segal confirmed earlier reports Jackson has met with San Francisco, Minnesota and Green Bay and talked with Tampa Bay.

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Redskins | Content At WR

Tue, 23 Apr 2002 20:55:32 -0700

The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins coach Steve Spurrier said he is contact with the current WRs on his team. The team has had on-and-off negotiations to re-sign WR Michael Westbrook. The team also has shown previous interest in free agent WR Willie Jackson (Saints). Agent Steve Zucker, who represents Westbrook, said this week: "We're talking to a couple teams. We'll see what happens over the next few weeks. We'll always talk to the Redskins, but nothing is happening there right now."

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49ers | Jackson Still A Possibility

Sat, 20 Apr 2002 18:21:19 -0700

Updating an earlier story, 49ers.com reports although the San Francisco 49ers restructured the contract of WR J.J. Stokes earlier Saturday, they have not ruled out the possibility of signing free agent WR Willie Jackson (Saints).

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49ers | Stokes Note

Fri, 19 Apr 2002 17:22:57 -0700

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the San Francisco 49ers continue to work on renegotiating the conrtract of WR J.J. Stokes. In the meantime they called the Redskins recently to float a trade possibility. If Stokes does not redo his deal he may be released and then free agent WR Willie Jackson (Saints) could be signed.

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49ers | Jackson Visits But Stokes Is Team's First Choice

Wed, 17 Apr 2002 10:41:03 -0700

According to Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the San Francisco 49ers visited with free agent WR Willie Jackson (Saints) on Monday and Tuesday. GM Terry Donahue said the team has an interest in Jackson if they're unable to get things worked out with WR J.J. Stokes, who the team has asked to take a pay cut. Donahue said they've made it very clear they would prefer to have Stokes back

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49ers | Team Expects Stokes to Stick

Sat, 13 Apr 2002 09:56:38 -0700

Updating previous reports, Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers GM Terry Donahue believes WR J.J. Stokes will be with the team again in 2002. As reported, the 49ers are looking to restructure his contract before the upcoming NFL Draft and have scheduled a visit with free agent WR Willie Jackson.

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49ers | Jackson Stopping By

Fri, 12 Apr 2002 21:56:30 -0700

49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers are expected to visit with free agent WR Willie Jackson (Saints) on Monday.

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Redskins | Jackson Note

Fri, 12 Apr 2002 21:42:58 -0700

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins are reportedly still interested in signing free agent WR Willie Jackson (Saints).

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Vikings | WRs Galore

Wed, 20 Mar 2002 18:59:49 -0800

The Star Tribune reports free agent WRs Willie Jackson (Saints), Donald Driver (Packers), D'Wayne Bates (Bears) and Tony Simmons (Colts) are expected to visit with the Minnesota Vikings Thursday. Bates and Driver are restricted free agents. Bates carries no compensation, due to a Bears clerical error and Driver's compensation is a seventh-round draft pick. WR Jerome Pathon (Colts) is expected to visit next week, while the team is trying to determine whether WR Germane Crowell (Lions) is healthy enough to work out before bringing him in.

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Vikings | Five to Visit

Tue, 19 Mar 2002 06:40:00 -0800

As an update to previous reports, Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings will host free agents WR Willie Jackson (Saints), CB Doug Evans (Panthers), CB Corey Chavous (Cardinals), P Matt Turk and CB Fred Vinson (Saints) this week.

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