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July 9, 2020 11:48 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Symptom-free and cleared for drills
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

September 26, 2019 11:28 AM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Managing hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Zac Stevens of The DNVR reports.

Jackson fought through a hamstring injury earlier this month, so his current issue could be an aggravation. The starting safety will have two more opportunities to resume practicing ahead of Sunday's tilt against the Jaguars.

August 15, 2019 07:08 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Jackson has missed a few days of practice due to hamstring soreness but the issue was never thought to be severe. He'll resume his role as the team's starting strong safety.

August 14, 2019 12:08 AM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Likely back by end of week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson (hamstring) is expected to participate in joint practices Friday, Zac Stevens of reports.

Jackson has been absent for the last three practices while nursing a hamstring injury. It looks like the team will hold him out for the rest of the week until they start having joint practices with the 49ers this weekend.

August 13, 2019 12:36 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Managing sore hamstring
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Jackson did not practice Thursday due to a sore hamstring, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Jackson appears to be nursing a hamstring injury sustained earlier this week. The veteran is set for a key role in Denver's secondary when fully healthy.

August 11, 2019 09:36 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Lands on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson is currently dealing with a hamstring injury, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

The details surrounding Jackson's injury are unclear at this time, and it remains to be seen when he'll be cleared to return to practice.

May 13, 2019 10:32 PM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Getting work at safety again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Vic Fangio said Jackson primarily will work as a safety this week but should also see some reps at cornerback, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Jackson also practiced at safety during minicamp in April. Fangio wanted the 31-year-old to get work at safety right away because he believes it's a harder position to learn than corner in his scheme. The defensive-minded coach also indicated he would rotate Jackson, Chris Harris and Bryce Callahan throughout the secondary depending on matchups. Jackson playing safety instead of corner could lead to more opportunities to rack up tackles in running situations, without giving up many chances to play the ball in passing situations.

April 19, 2019 08:12 AM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Lines up at safety
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson lined up exclusively at safety during minicamp, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver reports.

If you listen to head coach Vic Fangio's full interview, there is some additional context here -- that safety is harder to learn than corner in his defense and so he wanted Jackson to get his initial reps there. Still, the fact that Jackson lined up exclusively at safety at camp signals, at the very least, that he won't be plugged in on the outside and left to fend off opponent's top vertical threat. Instead -- with Chris Harris, Jr. and Bryce Callahan similarly able to move inside and out -- it is more likely that Fangio will move the three around based on the opponent. Given his familiarity with playing safety in Houston, it might very well be the case that Jackson plays safety on a base down only to move all the way out wide on the next play if the opponent spreads it out. Look for Jackson to thus have the opportunity to tally more tackles than the typical corner while also not missing out on too many opportunities to play the ball in passing situations.

March 16, 2019 12:40 AM
Broncos' Kareem Jackson: Figures to operate in hybrid role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson has experience at both corner and safety and could occupy both roles in Denver's defense, Troy Renck of The Denver Channel reports.

Shortly after Jackson's introductory press conference, the Broncos signed Bryce Callahan, who played the nickel in Vic Fangio's scheme in Chicago last season. That may push Jackson outside more often than not. It also creates an interesting dynamic in Denver with three smaller corners -- Jackson, Callahan, and Chris Harris, Jr. -- who all have a lot of experience in the slot. Expect Fangio to mix things up and find ways for Jackson to play around the line of scrimmage, where he has excelled as a tackler over his career.

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