6'1'' / 198 lbs
Possibly back for training camp
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.
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Return timetable TBD
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.