Jackson was signed as an undrafted free agent out of McNeese State in late April, and was considered an early favorite to surprise and make the 53-man roster. However, after struggling in camp, Big Blue has decided to go in a different direction.
In November of 2009, Jackson was arrested and charged with armed robbery, but the chargers were eventually dropped when investigators determined he had no prior knowledge of the robbery. He was later released from the Tennessee football program for unrelated and unspecified reasons.
His background a concern, General Manager Jerry Reese informed him upon signing with the team that a strict zero tolerance policy would immediately be put into effect. Jackson agreed, said all the right things, and by all indications, had been a model player while in Albany and throughout the duration of his stay with the Giants.
The roster move creates an open spot on the current 90-man roster, and could signal the return of a player currently on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list or the potential return of veteran safety Deon Grant.
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