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March 23, 2021 02:24 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Staying with Broncos
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 16, 2021 02:08 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Option not exercised
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 18, 2021 01:44 AM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Finishes season with 90 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 16, 2020 02:32 AM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Leads Broncos in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 9, 2020 02:24 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Racks up 10 tackles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 3, 2020 10:00 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Produces career high in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 29, 2020 04:28 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Back to full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 29, 2020 06:48 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Dealing with back injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson (back) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice estimate, Zac Stevens of 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.

July 9, 2020 11:48 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Symptom-free and cleared for drills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 17, 2020 10:28 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Tests positive for COVID-19
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 18, 2019 08:28 AM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Suspended for rest of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 9, 2019 06:28 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Has monster game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 26, 2019 07:52 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Makes seven tackles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 16, 2019 12:56 AM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Seals victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 8, 2019 09:32 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Saves touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 6, 2019 02:56 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Ready for divisional matchup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 4, 2019 03:48 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Questionable but expects to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson (hamstring) is listed as questionable but is still expected to play Sunday against the Chargers, Zac Stevens of 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.

October 3, 2019 06:24 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Expects to play versus Los Angeles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 29, 2019 05:48 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Sitting out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 26, 2019 02:52 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Deemed questionable for Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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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Mon 09/14vs TENL 14-1651600100
Sun 09/20@ PITL 21-2631400000
Sun 09/27vs TBL 10-2842600000
Thu 10/01@ NYJW 37-2851600000
Sun 10/18@ NEW 18-1242600000
Sun 10/25vs KCL 16-4302200000
Sun 11/01vs LACW 31-30841200000
Sun 11/08@ ATLL 27-3460600000
Sun 11/15@ LVL 12-3723500000
Sun 11/22vs MIAW 20-1321300100
Sun 11/29vs NOL 3-3130300000
Sun 12/06@ KCL 16-22821000100
Sun 12/13@ CARW 32-2770700000
Sat 12/19vs BUFL 19-4872900000
Sun 12/27@ LACL 16-1920200000
Sun 01/03vs LVL 31-3211201100
Career Defensive Stats
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