Asa Jack­son re­turns to prac­tice squad

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Cor­ner­back-kick re­turner Asa Jack­son is back for his third stint with the Ravens. The team signed Jack­son, whom it drafted in the fifth round in 2012, to fill a va­cancy on the prac­tice squad af­ter Satur­day’s pro­mo­tion of in­side line­backer Pa­trick On­wua­sor to the ac­tive ros­ter. The Ravens have ques­tions at cor­ner­back and in their re­turn game, so Jack­son could even­tu­ally fac­tor into their plans. Jack­son has had a whirl­wind NFL ca­reer since he was drafted by the Ravens and won a Super Bowl ring as a rookie. The 26-year-old was sus­pended twice for vi­o­lat­ing the league’s pol­icy on per­for­mance-en­hanc­ing drugs. He played 18 games with the Ravens over parts of four sea­sons, and started six games at cor­ner­back in 2014. Jack­son was re­leased in Septem­ber 2015 and claimed off waivers by the New York Gi­ants. He lasted just two days there be­fore be­ing waived and land­ing back on the Ravens prac­tice squad. Jack­son was pro­moted to the ac­tive ros­ter, but an an­kle in­jury led to his be­ing waived with an in­jury set­tle­ment in Novem­ber. Since then, Jack­son has spent time with the Cincin­nati Ben­gals and Ari­zona Car­di­nals, who re­leased him in late Au­gust.

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