Jackson (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers. After downgrading from limited participation in Thursday's practice to no activity Friday, Jackson looked to be trending toward an absence Week 7, despite taking a questionable designation into the contest. As expected, Jackson will officially sit out Sunday, depriving Washington of its top cornerback against the Packers and Davante Adams. Even before the knee injury surfaced, Jackson hadn't been living up to his big-money contract; as Ethan Cadeaux of NBC Sports Washington notes, Jackson enters Week 7 as Pro Football Focus' No. 108 ranked cornerback.
Jackson, who is listed as questionable with a knee injury for Sunday's contest against the Packers, is viewed as a pregame decision for the game, but Washington doesn't appear optimistic the cornerback will play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Jackson has been a major disappointment in his first year in Washington after inking a three-year, $40.5 million contract in the offseason. As Ethan Cadeaux of NBC Sports Washington notes, Pro Football Focus ranks Jackson as the No. 108 cornerback out of 118, with the 28-year-old's struggles in coverage having a hand in the Football Team entering Week 7 with the NFL's worst-ranked pass defense (309.5 yards per game allowed). If Williams is inactive ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoff, rookie Benjamin St-Juste could draw a start at cornerback opposite Kendall Fuller.
Jackson (quadriceps) practiced in pads Sunday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Jackson missed practice Friday but was back out there two days later. He's working with the starters in practice and could make his debut with Washington in Thursday's preseason opener.
Jackson was absent from Friday's practice due to a thigh bruise, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports. Coach Ron Rivera described Jackson's injury as a "Charlie horse," which indicates it is likely a short-term issue. Expect the team to err on the side off caution and not rush him back until he is ready. The 28-year-old is expected to start opposite Kendall Fuller at cornerback this season.
Jackson has signed a three-year, $42 million deal with the Washington Football Team, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Jackson spent the first four seasons of his career in Cincinnati and proved to be a strong outside corner, leading to this lucrative contract. He heads to Washington with three career interceptions and 41 passes defended across 59 games. Jackson will pair up with Kendall Fuller to make a strong cornerback duo in Washington's secondary for the foreseeable future.
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