Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Return of DeSean Jackson?

Seahawks have allowed a number of punt return TDs over the last couple of seasons.

The Return of DeSean Jackson?

Wideout DeSean Jackson will have a good opportunity for a punt return touchdown on Thursday. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Wideout DeSean Jackson will have a good opportunity for a punt return touchdown on Thursday. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Don't be surprised if DeSean Jackson, who has four career punt return touchdowns, breaks one Thursday night. The Seahawks have allowed five punt returns TDs since the beginning of the 2008 season, the third-most in the league in that time, behind only the Vikings (7) and Panthers (6). 

Here are those five PR TDs allowed by Seattle:

 Date  Team  Player   Yds.  
 Sept. 7, 2008  Bills  Roscoe Parrish 63
 Nov. 1, 2009  Cowboys       Patrick Crayton     82
 Oct. 17, 2010  Bears  Devin Hester 89
 Sept. 11, 2011      49ers  Ted Ginn 55
 Oct. 30, 2011  Bengals  Brandon Tate 56
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