The Darrell Jackson era in a 49′ers uniform is over after one very unproductive season. Today the Niners wavied Jackson, after a season in which he started 15 games, but caught just 46 balls for 497 yards and three touchdowns. “I always had a great deal of respect for Darrell,” 49ers coach Mike Nolan said. “I appreciated his dedication and work ethic during his season with the 49ers. He always had a positive attitude every day he came to work. While we are going in a different direction, I know he can still produce and be an asset to an NFL team this year.”
The Niners thought they were getting a big play wide out in Jackson when they made a deal for him last season to come over from the Seahawks. He did make at least one grab in each game he started, but failed to do much else other than that. They had given up a fourth-round pick for Jackson’s services. The Niners are moving in a different direction with their wide out core, as they already have signed former Rams wide out Isacc Bruce to the team, and Friday signed former Cardinals wide out Bryant Johnson.
Jackson would have made $4 million next season in salary and bonuses. Bruce agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal two weeks ago.