Jackson is re-signing with Denver, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jackson became a free agent when the Broncos declined to pick up his $10 million contract option for 2021. He'll stay in Denver nonetheless, slotting in next to Justin Simmons for one of the better safety pairings in the NFL -- both with top-10 PFF grades in back-to-back seasons. The soon-to-be 33-year-old Jackson was a 16-game starter in 2020, recording 89 tackles (67 solo), four pass defenses and an interception while playing 99.5 percent of Denver's defensive snaps.
The Broncos will not exercise Jackson's option for the 2021 season, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
The Broncos had until the beginning of the new league year to make a decision regarding Jackson's $10 million option for the upcoming campaign. Jackson is coming off a 2020 season in which he recorded 89 tackles, four passes defended and one interception. He's now set to become a free agent, though he may find it difficult to land a multi-year deal given that he's entering his age-33 campaign.
Jackson recorded 90 tackles, a tackle for loss, two fumble recoveries and an interception in 2020.
Jackson, healthy for the full season, was able to top his 2019 tackle total while accounting for three or more turnovers for the third consecutive season. Paired with Justin Simmons, Jackson was also integral in providing help over the top of a very dinged-up cornerbacks room that was forced to play a lot of young players. The Broncos could save $10 million by cutting the aging Jackson this offseason, but -- given the quality of his play and the uncertainty surrounding Simmons heading into free agency -- the safer bet is that the Broncos will let it ride with the former Crimson Tide.
Jackson recorded seven tackles, all solo, across 67 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Panthers.
Jackson tied for the team lead in tackles Sunday, as he now has 76 tackles (57 solo) on the year. The veteran safety will now shift his focus to Saturday's showdown with the Bills.
Jackson recorded 10 tackles (eight solo) and a pass defensed in Sunday's 22-16 loss to the Chiefs.
Jackson reached double digits in tackles for the second time this season. The veteran safety has a chance to set a new career high in the category, needing 18 tackles over Denver's final four games to match the 87 he posted in 2018 with the Texans.
Jackson made 12 tackles in Sunday's 31-30 win over the Chargers.
After failing to post more than six tackles in a game through the first seven weeks, Jackson rung up a whopping 12 stops -- a new career high in the category. The 32-year-old safety has never surpassed the 100-tackle threshold in a season during his 11-year career, but he's on pace for 96 stops so far this year.
Jackson (back) was listed as a full participant in Tuesday's practice, putting him on track to suit up Thursday against the Jets, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
It looks like Jackson's absence from Monday's practice was just precautionary with the team looking to keep him fresh on a short week. The safety has played every defensive snap through Denver's first three games, so he certainly earned the day off Monday.
Jackson (back) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice estimate, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Jackson has played every defensive snap so far this season, recording 16 tackles, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery. Considering this was just an estimated practice report, the Tuesday report should be more revelatory when it comes to Jackson's status. If he's forced to miss any time, Duke Dawson could bump into a starting role.
Jackson (illness) is no longer exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and has been cleared to resume working out, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Jackson was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 on June 17, and though it hasn't yet been officially announced that he's tested negative, being cleared to work out is an indication that he's managed an unimpeded recovery. The 32-year-old safety is entering the second season of his three-year deal with the Broncos, and the team will once again rely on him as a key pillar of the secondary in 2020.
Jackson revealed Wednesday that he tested positive for COVID-19, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The report notes that the safety is experiencing cold-like symptoms, but he expects to make a full recovery. Per Mike Klis of 9News Denver, Jackson will begin a quarantine for the next two weeks following the positive test.
Jackson was handed a two-game suspension for his September DUI arrest, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Jackson waived the appeal, and his suspension will keep him out for the rest of the year. The veteran safety will finish the year with 71 tackles, 10 pass breakups and two interceptions. Will Parks is expected to start at strong safety going forward while Trey Marshall could see an uptick in usage.
Jackson recorded eleven tackles, three passes defensed, an interception and 70-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown during Sunday's 38-24 win over Houston.
It was about as good a homecoming as the long-time Texan could have expected. The Alabama product set the tone early, having a fumble recovery lateraled to him during Houston's second drive of the game and scampering for a 70-yard touchdown. He ended Houston's next drive with a vicious hit on DeAndre Hopkins to break up a third-down conversion. Jackson has been a free-agent find for the Broncos as he's moved over to strong safety. Head coach Vic Fangio has said that he believes the veteran can improve as he gains comfort in his new position. He'll be tested Sunday against an explosive Chiefs offense.
Jackson recorded seven tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 20-3 loss to Buffalo.
Jackson saw a season-high 80 snaps and tied his second-best tackle total of the campaign with the effort. The 31-year-old is up to 52 tackles (36 solo) on the year to go with one interception over 10 games.
Jackson had a tackle for loss and an interception during Sunday's 16-0 win over the Titans.
Facing fourth down in the final moments of the game, Ryan Tannehill tried to fit a pass near the goal line but had it snatched away by Jackson. It was the free-agent acquisition's second forced turnover in as many weeks, and his first interception as a Bronco. Though he's primarily played safety, Jackson's versatility has been useful in a depleted secondary. An explosive Chiefs offense awaits Thursday.
Jackson recorded 10 combined tackles and forced a fumble during Sunday's 20-13 win over the Chargers.
The final score might have looked a lot different had Jackson not chased down Austin Ekeler on a race to the front pylon during the final play of the first half. The Chargers, facing 4th-and-goal from the one-yard line, elected to dump it off to the speedy back, but Jackson closed quickly and knocked the ball out as Ekeler reached for the goal line. Jackson, who has rotated between safety and corner with the Broncos dinged up in the secondary, has drawn wide praise among teammates and staff for his hard-hitting play over the middle. He currently ranks tied for second on the team with 26 tackles and is a key cog in Denver's fourth-ranked pass defense.
Jackson (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game versus the Chargers.
Jackson carried a questionable tag but was always expected to be ready for this contest The 31-year-old safety played nearly every snap over the first three games and registered 16 tackles and three pass breakups. Expect the veteran to work in a similar role in this contest.
Jackson (hamstring) is listed as questionable but is still expected to play Sunday against the Chargers, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Jackson said Thursday he would be available for Week 5 and coach Vic Fangio echoed that statement Friday. The 31-year-old was forced to sit out last week but played nearly every defensive snap through the first three weeks of the season, recording 16 tackles (13 solo) and three passes defensed.
Jackson (hamstring) said Thursday that he'll be available for Sunday's tilt against the Chargers, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Jackson hasn't taken the field since suffering a hamstring injury Week 3 against the Packers, but he said Thursday that if he doesn't encounter any setbacks during practice this week he'll be "good to go Sunday." With Bryce Callahan (foot) sidelined, Jackson's presence would be a notable boost for the Broncos' secondary.
Jackson (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars.
Jackson will miss his first game of the season, and his absence will leave a major void in the secondary for Gardner Minshew. In his place, Trey Marshall and Will Parks figure to see increased snap counts.
Coach Vic Fangio called Jackson (hamstring) "truly questionable" for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Jackson has missed two consecutive practices due to a hamstring injury. The Broncos will see what Jackson is able to do Friday before providing additional word on his status, but for the time being, it's looking like his availability for Week 4 could come down to a game-time decision. Duke Dawson would step in as the Broncos' primary nickel cornerback if Jackson is forced to miss any time.
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|Sun 09/20||@ PIT||L 21-26||3||1||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||vs TB||L 10-28||4||2||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 10/01||@ NYJ||W 37-28||5||1||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||@ NE||W 18-12||4||2||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||vs KC||L 16-43||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/01||vs LAC||W 31-30||8||4||12||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||@ ATL||L 27-34||6||0||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||@ LV||L 12-37||2||3||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||vs MIA||W 20-13||2||1||3||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||vs NO||L 3-31||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/06||@ KC||L 16-22||8||2||10||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||@ CAR||W 32-27||7||0||7||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sat 12/19||vs BUF||L 19-48||7||2||9||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/27||@ LAC||L 16-19||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||vs LV||L 31-32||1||1||2||0||1||1||0||0|
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