Commanders finalizing deal to trade CB William Jackson III to Steelers

It looks like Washington Commanders cornerback William Jackson III will get his wish. Last month, Washington benched Jackson, who then reportedly requested a trade. Jackson later denied he requested a trade.

As the NFL nears Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline, it appears Jackson is on the move,

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that Washington is engaged with the Pittsburgh Steelers regarding a possible trade for Jackson. The deal isn’t done as the two teams are working out contract language. Jackson is in the second year of a three-year, $40.3 million contract.

Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network adds that the teams will swap late-round draft picks in the move.

Jackson hasn’t played since the Commanders benched him. He claimed he left the game due to a back injury. Head coach Ron Rivera did confirm Jackson was dealing with a back issue but has otherwise said very little about Jackson.

If Washington can finalize a deal with the Steelers for Jackson, it would be a win. Many believed the Commanders would’ve released Jackson if they couldn’t agree to a trade.

We’ll continue to follow this story.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire