Asa Jackson returns to practice squad
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.