NFL free agency: Eagles to host Adoree’ Jackson on free agent visit soon

Dave Zangaro
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The Eagles are in need of cornerbacks and they might be hosting a former first-round pick soon.

Adoree' Jackson is scheduled to meet with the Eagles on Monday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter:

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Jackson (5-11, 185) was the No. 18 pick in the 2017 draft out of USC and has spent the first four years of his career with the Titans.

In his four NFL seasons, Jackson has played in 46 games with 41 starts.

The Titans just released Jackson, 25, earlier this week instead of paying him $10 million on the fifth-year option of his rookie deal.

Jackson was hampered by a knee injury in 2020 and played in just three games with two starts. Because of that injury, he might end up taking a cheaper deal than you might expect.

Despite his smaller stature, Jackson has been an outside cornerback during his time in the NFL, but seems to have the skills to play the nickel spot if his future team wants him there.

Jackson has two career interceptions and 33 pass breakups. He also also returned punts in his career and has a career average of 8.8 yards per return.

The Eagles will bring back Darius Slay and Avonte Maddox for 2021 but pretty clearly need an upgrade over Maddox at CB2. In addition, nickel corners Cre’Von LeBlanc and Nickell Robey-Coleman are free agents.

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