Asa Jackson DB ARI 7 months ago

Jackson was signed by the Ravens on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Selected by the Ravens in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Jackson was suspended twice during his first stint in Baltimore, and he failed to make the final roster this year. With the team once again desperate for help at cornerback, Jackson might actually see the field in Week 6. He's shown some promise as a return man, but his work as a cornerback has been far from impressive.

Asa Jackson DB ARI 8 months ago

Jackson was released by the Giants on Tuesday, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jackson was released by the Ravens on Saturday, then signed by the Giants on Sunday. He's shown some potential in the return game, but he's also had trouble holding on to the ball, and his work at cornerback leaves much to be desired.

Asa Jackson DB ARI 8 months ago1 Comment

Jackson was claimed off of waivers by the Giants on Sunday, the team's official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jackson was released by the Ravens on Saturday, after spending his first three seasons in Baltimore. Jackson is the fifth cornerback on the Giants active roster. The Giants released tackle Kenrick Ellis and cornerback Mike Harris to make room for both Jackson and defensive tackle Louis Nix who were both signed Sunday.

Asa Jackson DB ARI 8 months ago

Jackson has been used as the Ravens' primary return man for the first three preseason games, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jackson had an interesting night Saturday against the Redskins, returning a kickoff for 103 yards to the two-yard line, but then muffing a punt later in the game. With nobody else stepping up to fill the role, Jackson is the favorite to handle both kickoffs and punts at the start of the season. He'll be no higher than fourth or fifth on the depth chart at cornerback.

Asa Jackson DB ARI 10 months ago

Jackson is a candidate to return punts this season, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Jackson finished last season on injured reserve with a knee injury but seems to have made a full recovery. The former fifth-round pick has played just 14 games through three seasons, due to a combination of injuries and suspensions. He'll compete for a depth role in the Baltimore secondary during training camp, but a job on special teams may present his best shot to get on the field.

Asa Jackson DB ARI 1 year ago

Jackson (knee) will miss the rest of the season, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.

He suffered the knee injury in Sunday's win over the Jaguars, and will now leave the Ravens a little shorthanded in the secondary.

Asa Jackson DB ARI 1 year ago

Jackson suffered a right knee injury during Sunday's win over the Jaguars, the Ravens' official website reports.

The injury appeared to be fairly serious, as Jackson was unable to put any weight on his right leg while being carried off the field. The Ravens have been devastated by injuries at the cornerback position this season, and the team was forced to turn to 2013 UDFA Rashaan Melvin for the fourth quarter of Sunday's game. Melvin was excellent down the stretch, making him the likely starter across from Lardarius Webb for Week 16, if Jackson is unable to play.

Asa Jackson DB ARI 1 year ago

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is optimistic that Jackson (toe) will return from IR/designated to return for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, the Ravens' official website reports.

Jackson would likely return as either the starting right cornerback or nickel corner, and while Jackson mostly struggled earlier this season, Baltimore needs all the help it can get in the secondary. Converted safety Anthony Levine has been picked on as the starting right cornerback, leading to 19 tackles (14 solo) over the past two weeks. Jackson still wouldn't be much of an IDP option, but he could perhaps emerge as one before the end of the season.

Asa Jackson DB ARI 1 year ago

Jackson (toe) is making good progress in his recovery, and the Ravens expect him to return from IR/designated to return for Week 14 against the Dolphins, CSN Baltimore reports.

With fellow cornerback Jimmy Smith (foot) out for the season, Jackson may come back to the Ravens as the starting right corner. In the meantime, the team will ride with Danny Gorrer and/or Tramain Jacobs, both of whom were just signed this week, across from Lardarius Webb.

Asa Jackson DB ARI 2 years ago

Jackson (toe) has been placed on the Ravens' injured reserve/designated to return list, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Jackson suffered a severely sprained toe during last weekend's game and will now be sidelined until at least Week 15. His absence comes as a considerable blow to the Ravens' defense, as Jackson started four of the team's five games thus far due to fellow cornerback Lardarius Webb (back) being injured. Prior to going down Sunday, Jackson had registered 19 tackles (16 solo) on the campaign. In a corresponding roster move, Baltimore signed Dominique Franks on Wednesday to improve the depth of their secondary.