Jackson (concussion) has been suspended for four games by the NFL for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances, Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star reports.
Jackson's suspension is a big blow as he's one of Indy's best players on a defense that's struggled at the linebacker position. He'll miss the rest of the regular season but could return for the playoffs. He's currently in the concussion protocol, so he'll have four weeks to recover from that injury if the Colts make the postseason.
Jackson had nine total tackles, a sack and a defended a pass in Sunday's win over Tennessee.
After a slow start to the season where he averaged just 5.3 takles per game over his first four games, Jackson is averaging 7.6 tackles over his last six games. However, that's still a decline from the 9.3 tackles per game he averaged last season.
Jackson has now registered nine tackles in two of his last three matchups, and he's averaging 7.5 stops over his last four contests. The veteran has posted at least 140 tackles in four of his last five seasons, and although he's far off that pace through seven games this year, he's certainly someone who can string together a number of double-digit tackle games before the year ends.
Jackson had four tackles, a tackle for a loss and defended a pass in Sunday's loss at Denver.
Jackson improved his tackle totals after making just two in Week 2, but he's still far off his career averages. He's likely been involved in fewer plays with the opposing defense focusing on throwing deep amid Indy's injury-depleted secondary.
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