Houston Texans’ Bold Move: Navigating Controversy with the Acquisition of the 35-year-old Safety…

Texans’ striking move: acquiring safety Kareem Jackson during a turbulent season…

In a surprising move, the Houston Texans secured the services of safety Kareem Jackson, who was recently released by the Denver Broncos just a day prior. This strategic acquisition by the Texans was confirmed on Tuesday, accompanied by the decision to place safety Jimmie Ward on injured reserve due to a quad injury sustained in the team’s recent loss to the Cleveland Browns.

The 35-year-old Jackson had a tumultuous season with the Broncos, marked by two suspensions, the most recent being a four-game suspension. His on-field behavior led to ejections from two games due to repeated violations of unnecessary roughness rules. The first ejection occurred in Week 2 against the Washington Commanders when Jackson illegally hit tight end Logan Thomas. In Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers, he was ejected in the fourth quarter for a sideline hit on Packers tight end Luke Musgrave, resulting in an initial three-game suspension that was later reduced to two on appeal.

During Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings, Jackson delivered a hard hit on quarterback Joshua Dobbs by lowering his helmet, earning him a four-game suspension for consistently violating player safety rules.

Having spent the past five seasons with the Denver Broncos, Jackson is now reunited with Texans coach DeMeco Ryans, with whom he played his first two seasons in Houston. Originally drafted by the Texans as the No. 20 overall pick in the 2010 draft, Jackson played nine seasons in Houston. Expressing his enthusiasm about returning to the Texans, Jackson stated, “It’s all coming full circle, having spent a lot of time in Houston. I’m really excited and happy for DeMeco and all the success he’s having.”

Kareem Jackson

Despite starting 69 games for the Broncos over the past five seasons, including eight this year, Jackson was not activated for Sunday night’s game against the New England Patriots. With Jackson’s addition, the Texans now have two of the three players suspended this season for illegal hits, as he joins veteran linebacker Denzel Perryman. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Damontae Kazee is the other player facing suspension for similar infractions.

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