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  • Steelers' William Jackson: Goes to IR with back injury

    Pittsburgh placed Jackson (back) on its injured reserve list Saturday. After missing the last three games with a lingering back injury, Jackson will ultimately be forced to miss at least four more games as he recovers. With Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring) also out for Week 10, James Pierre will once again be in line for increased reps on the boundaries.
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  • Steelers' William Jackson: Won't play against Saints

    Jackson (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports. Although Jackson was able to rest during the Steelers' Week 9 bye after being traded from Washington to Pittsburgh at the beginning of November, he'll be forced to miss a fourth consecutive game due to his back injury. His next chance to make his team debut will be Nov. 20 against the Bengals.
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  • Steelers' William Jackson: Traded to Pittsburgh

    Washington traded Jackson (back) and a 2025 conditional seventh-round pick to Pittsburgh on Tuesday in exchange for a 2025 conditional sixth-round pick, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Jackson missed three straight games due to a back injury and will now join a new team ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline. It's unclear if the cornerback will be able to make his Steelers debut against the Saints on Sunday, but when available, he figures to compete for a depth role behind Ahkello Witherspoon and Cameron Sutton.
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  • Commanders' William Jackson: Remains out for Week 8

    Jackson (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Colts, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Jackson will miss a third straight game due to a back injury he picked up during Washington's Week 5 loss to Tennessee. In his absence, Rachad Wildgoose figures to continue seeing increased snaps in the Commanders secondary.
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  • Commanders' William Jackson: Won't play Sunday

    Jackson (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports. Jackson continues to deal with a back injury and will be sidelined for a second consecutive game. Rachad Wildgoose should continue to see additional playing time for the Commanders in Week 7.
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  • Commanders' William Jackson: Not practicing Wednesday

    Jackson (back) didn't practice Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Jackson was sidelined for the team's Week 6 win over Chicago due to a back injury that he suffered in Week 5. It was presumably an aggravation of the issue that caused him to miss Week 3 as well. Given that it appears to be a reoccurring thing, Washington may elect to keep him out for a second consecutive contest. However, he'll have two more opportunities to return to practice before the team needs to make a decision on his status for Sunday's matchup against the Packers.
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  • Commanders' William Jackson: Won't play Thursday

    Jackson (back) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Bears, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Jackson missed the team's Week 3 contest against the Eagles due to a back injury, but he was able to return the following week and suited up for back-to-back contests. However, he played a season-low 14 defensive snaps in Week 5 and was limited Tuesday due to a back injury after being a full participant during Monday's walkthrough. The extent of the situation remains unclear, but given it appears to be a reoccurring thing, the Commanders have opted to proceed with caution and ruled Jackson out for Week 6. His next chance to play will come after the team's Week 7 bye against the Packers on Oct. 23. In his absence, Rachad Wildgoose figures to draw the start opposite Kendall Fuller in Washington's secondary.
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  • Commanders' William Jackson: Appears on game status report

    Jackson (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus Philadelphia, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports. It's unclear when Jackson picked up the injury or how serious it is, pending further updates from the team. If for some reason he can't play Sunday, rookies Tariq Castro-Fields and Christian Holmes could be in line to see their first defensive snaps in the NFL.
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  • Football Team's William Jackson: Activated from COVID list

    Jackson (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. Jackson has recovered from the calf injury and missed the final game of the season after testing positive for COVID-19 last week. The 29-year-old inked a three-year, $40.5 million deal with Washington last March and totaled 39 tackles (36 solo) and two interceptions in 12 games.
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  • Football Team's William Jackson: Practices in full Wednesday

    Jackson (knee) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Jackson hasn't played since Week 6 against the Chiefs, and it appears the Week 9 bye was what Jackson needed to get to full health. He'll likely return to his starting role in the secondary in Week 10 against Tampa Bay.
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  • Football Team's William Jackson: Game-time call Sunday

    Jackson (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, is viewed as a game-time decision ahead of the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports. Washington's top cornerback sat out the Football Team's Week 7 loss to the Packers, but he appears to have more hope of playing this week after practicing on a limited basis Wednesday through Friday. Even if he's cleared to play at less than 100 percent health, Jackson's presence would be a welcome one for a porous Washington pass defense as it looks to slow down a slew of talented Denver pass catchers such as Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick and Noah Fant.
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  • Football Team's William Jackson: Questionable for Week 8

    Jackson (knee) is considered questionable for Washington's Week 8 contest with the Broncos, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Jackson came into Week 7 with a questionable status due to a knee injury, but he ended up playing and ultimately getting sidelined after further aggravating the issue. If the cornerback is unable to suit up against Denver, expect Benjamin St-Juste to start at cornerback opposite Kendall Fuller.
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  • Bengals' William Jackson: Concussion confirmed

    Jackson has a concussion and won't return to Sunday's game at Houston, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The 28-year-old exited late in the second quarter and won't be retaking the field. Jackson will need to clear the concussion protocol to have a chance of suiting up in next week's season finale. LeShaun Sims should see increased work in the secondary for Cincinnati.
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  • Bengals' William Jackson: Manages full recovery

    Jackson (shoulder) announced Thursday that he's back to full health, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Jackson clarified that he spent the entire 2019 campaign playing through a torn labrum in his shoulder. Despite managing a significant injury, he managed to suit up for 14 contests and record 37 total tackles, three defended passes and a lone interception. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, Jackson also said that he would "love to come back" to Cincinnati in 2021, per Wilson.
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  • Bengals' William Jackson III: Won't face Browns

    Jackson (shoulder) is ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Browns, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports. Jackson will likely be placed on injured reserve prior to Sunday's season finale. With the fourth-year pro sidelined, B.W. Webb is a candidate to play an expanded role on defense Week 17.
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  • Bengals' William Jackson III: Out Week 7

    Jackson (shoulder) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Jackson sustained the shoulder injury last week against Baltimore and is facing a multi-week absence, so he was never expected to play this weekend. It ends a streak of 26 straight starts for the 26-year-old. Darqueze Dennard (knee) is expected to be activated off the PUP list to add some depth at cornerback for the Bengals, since Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) is also sidelined.
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  • Bengals' William Jackson III: First INT since 2017

    Jackson recorded a pass breakup and an interception in Sunday's loss to the 49ers. Jackson was leaned on heavily, playing all 72 defensive snaps in this contest. He came through by picking off Jimmy Garoppolo and knocking away another pass. Jackson had double-digit pass breakups in each of his first two seasons, but this was his first interception since 2017.
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  • Bengals' William Jackson III: Will play vs. Steelers

    Jackson (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Jackson received the questionable tag after being a limited practice participant this week, but is all set for Sunday's matchup with Pittsburgh. The 25-year-old will have his hands full as the Bengals' secondary attempts to contain Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster.
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  • Bengals' William Jackson III: Misses practice Wednesday

    Jackson (toe) isn't practicing Wednesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Jackson sustained a seemingly minor toe injury during Sunday's loss to the Titans so it's possible the Bengals are simply giving him the day off in order to fully recover. His level of participation in practice Thursday and Friday will shed more light on his availability for the Week 11 matchup with the Broncos.
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  • Bengals' William Jackson III: Fully expected to return for spring works

    Jackson (pectoral) is expected to be full-go for spring workouts, Cincinnati.com reports. Jackson lost his rookie season to a pectoral tear suffered in practice last August but appears to have recovered nicely. In fact, the Bengals had plans to activate the cornerback from injured reserve before RB Giovani Bernard (knee - ACL) went down in November, prompting the team to change course and use its sole 'Designated for Return' tag on RB Cedric Peerman instead. Since Jackson had come this close to playing, it appears he could already be fully healthy. Thus, it comes as little surprise that he's expected back for spring workouts in April. With No. 1 CB Dre Kirkpatrick an unrestricted free agent and starting complement Adam Jones potentially facing legal discipline, those workouts could be the starting point for Jackson's quest to claim a first-string role in 2017.
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