The New England Patriots are acquiring cornerback J.C. Jackson from the Chargers via a trade, a team source confirmed to The Athletic. The teams will swap their 2025 6th- and 7th-round picks as part of the deal, per the team source. Here’s what you need to know:
- Jackson has not played in the Chargers’ last two games.
- When asked if he was healthy ahead of the team’s Week 4 matchup, he replied: “I’m not 100 percent,” he said. “I’m doing what I can.”
- The Chargers signed Jackson to a five-year, $82.5 million contract ahead of the 2022 season.
Patriots rookie CB Christian Gonzalez dislocated his shoulder in Sunday’s game and is expected to miss time. New England adds a player that enjoyed success during his four seasons in Foxboro.
Jackson signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2018 and tallied 25 interceptions as a member of the franchise.
He signed with the Chargers in 2022 and suffered a season-ending ruptured patellar tendon in Week 7 of last season.
Jackson remained at the team facility throughout the offseason to rehab the injury and was able to participate in the Chargers’ first practice of training camp, which put him ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation process.
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