Broncos re-signing DB Kareem Jackson to 1-year contract

The Denver Broncos are re-signing veteran safety Kareem Jackson to a one-year contract, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Jackson, 35, signed with the Broncos in 2019 after spending the first nine years of his career with the Houston Texans. A former cornerback, Jackson converted to safety later in his career.

In Denver, Jackson teamed up with Justin Simmons to form a dynamic safety duo. He spent the last four years with the Broncos, totaling 232 tackles, 19 pass breakups, four interceptions, one sack and one forced fumble in 61 games (all starts).

The veteran safety and team captain will likely serve as a rotational defensive back and locker room leader this year. Caden Sterns appears to be the favorite to start across from Simmons in 2023.

Denver also used a sixth-round draft pick to select Boise State safety JL Skinner in April. Skinner will likely contribute primarily on special teams as a rookie but he has the long-term potential to eventually win a starting job with the Broncos.

In the meantime, Simmons, Sterns and Jackson are poised to serve as the team’s top three safeties this fall.

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