With the NFL season starting in 6 more days, some teams are still signing players to their practice squad for extra depth on the roster. A former Green Bay Packers player has signed with another team in the AFC.
Former Packers CB Josh Jackson
Josh Jackson played cornerback at the University of Iowa from 2014-2017. He did not play during his freshman year due to a redshirt. However, he did play in 14 games the following season making eight tackles. Jackson made one start in 2016, recording 10 tackles as a sophomore. In his final season at Iowa, he started 12 games. Was named Big Ten Defensive Back Player of the Year, and was also a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award in 2017.
Jackson was the second cornerback drafted for the Packers after Jaire Alexander in 2018. The 4-year CB made his NFL debut against the Bears. Josh Jackson played in 42 games for the Green Bay Packers, making 86 tackles ( 71 solo), 1 forced fumble, and 12 passes defensed.
In his rookie season he made 48 tackles (39 solo), and had ten passes defensed. Josh Jackson had his best season when he first entered the NFL. During his time with the Packers, Jackson primarily filled in for now Ex Packers cornerback Kevin King, who is a free agent as of last season.
Steelers Signing Jackson to Practice Squad
In 2020 the former Packers cornerback was traded to the NY Giants, he has also been with the Kansas City Chiefs, and Arizona Cardinals during his short NFL career thus far. The Arizona Cardinals released Josh Jackson on August 29th.
He has now been signed onto the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad. Jackson can very well have a promising NFL career. If he can start where he left off in Green Bay, there is still a chance. Maybe going back to the AFC gives him that opportunity.
The 2022 NFL season begins on September 11th.