6'1'' / 198 lbs
Jackson did not record a tackle, but he did register three pass breakups and an interception in Sunday's 36-34 loss to the Dolphins.
Jackson only played 44 defensive snaps, fewest among the Chargers' starting trio of corners. Daniel Popper of The Athletic reported Jackson had been removed from the game late in the fourth quarter and the assumption was due to some sort of injury. Instead it seems as if Jackson was effectively benched for Ja'Sir Taylor, although Wednesday's injury report could be telling. Jackson ruptured his patellar tendon back in Week 7 of 2022, and his performance Week 1 certainly seemed like a player still working himself back into game shape. While he did record an interception, the veteran made a boneheaded play taking it out of the end zone, costing the Chargers nearly 20 yards in field position. And Jackson inexplicably caused a pass interference on the final play of the first half, needlessly giving away a free field goal on a ball that had zero chance of making it to the end zone. Jackson's massive contract will likely afford him more opportunities, but Week 1 was a difficult look for the former Pro Bowler.
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Jackson was absent from the Chargers' injury report Wednesday.
Jackson was managing knee soreness during training camp as he was in the final stages of rehabbing from a ruptured patellar tendon suffered in Week 7 last season. He's seemingly past that injury and will start at corner opposite Asante Samuel for Week 1 against the Dolphins.
Jackson (knee) returned to practice Monday, Elliot Teaford of the Orange County Register reports.
Jackson sat out practices Saturday and Sunday but the Maryland product is good to go now. According to head coach Brandon Staley, the team is "phasing him back in with the recommendations from the medical staff," as he continues his path to a full recovery from rupturing his patellar tendon last October.
Jackson exited practice early on Friday due to knee soreness, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Jackson, of course, is returning from a ruptured patellar tendon suffered in Week 7 last season. According to Thiry, Jackson has gradually been working into drills at camp despite not opening training camp on the PUP list. Jackson is entering the second year of a five-year, $82.5 million contract.
Jackson avoids the PUP list to start Chargers camp, Eric Smith of the team's official site reports.
After being sidelined for Los Angeles' final 13 games with a kneecap injury, the veteran corner seems to be healthy again. Jackson was off to a rocky start in his first season with the Chargers, giving up an 149.3 passer rating when targeted through five games. Los Angeles is hopeful that the Riverside Community College product can return to his 2021 form, finishing second in the NFL in interceptions and receiving second-team All-Pro honors.
Jackson (kneecap) said Tuesday that he's "right on track" in his recovery and sounded hopeful that participating in training camp in late July is still a possibility, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Jackson signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal with the Chargers last offseason, but he wasn't able to live up to the lofty expectations that come with a lucrative contract, as he struggled before rupturing the patellar tendon in his right knee during Week 7. He's nearly eight months removed from surgery and getting close to a return, but further clarity on his return to the practice field should surface after her meets with Dr. Neal El Attrache next week. Head coach Brandon Staley said that when Jackson's available, he expects the cornerback to line up across the opposing team's best receiver. "That's what we brought him here to do," Staley said.
Jackson (knee) participated in individual drills at OTAs this week.
The Chargers' official Twitter account posted a video of Jackson running and changing direction on Friday. He's working his way back from a ruptured patellar tendon suffered in Week 7 last season. Jackson signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal with the Chargers last offseason only to play 244 snaps across five games during his first season in Los Angeles. Anything the Chargers can get from Jackson should be viewed as a bonus.
Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said Monday that "the hope" is Jackson (kneecap) will be ready to participate in training camp this summer, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Jackson suffered a ruptured patellar tendon Week 7 last year and has been sidelined since. At the end of March, Telesco said he's operating under the assumption Jackson will be ready for the 2023 campaign, but head coach Brandon Staley said there was no definitive timetable for the cornerback's return. Further clarity on Jackson's status should surface when the Chargers begin OTAs, but for now, he'll continue to attack his rehab one day at a time.
GM Tom Telesco noted earlier this week that he's operating under the assumption Jackson, who is rehabbing a torn patellar tendon that he suffered Week 7 last season, will be available this coming season, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
That said, per John Dillon of USA Today, coach Brandon Staley acknowledged that the Chargers are unsure when the cornerback will be ready for action, noting of Jackson, "(We have) no timeline. He's at the facility, just kind of same as (usual). Improving. It's good to see him on a day-to-day basis." Added context regarding Jackson's injury recovery should arrive once the team embarks on OTAs and then training camp, but when healthy the 27-year-old's ball-hawking ability will be an asset to L.A.'s secondary. In his two seasons with the Patriots prior to signing a lucrative contract with the Chargers last year, Jackson picked off a total of 17 passes.