CB Asa Jackson Placed On Injured Reserve -- Designated To Return


Cornerback Asa Jackson has been placed on injured reserve – designated to return.

Jackson suffered a "very severely sprained toe" in Sunday's game against Indianapolis, according to Head Coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh said on Monday that Jackson would probably land on the list.

Jackson is required to miss at least eight weeks, which means the earliest he can return would be for the Ravens' Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins. He is eligible to start practicing two weeks prior.

The Ravens have now used the special injured reserve tag each of the past three seasons, with Jackson this year, tight end Dennis Pitta in 2013 and linebacker Ray Lewis in 2012.

Jackson was playing well for the Ravens so far this season. He started four of five games with Lardarius Webb sidelined and logged 19 tackles and one pass defensed.

Now Webb is expected to return to his starting role after playing 45 of 85 snaps Sunday in Indianapolis.

The Ravens also officially signed cornerback Dominique Franks. Franks spent much of the summer with Baltimore, and logged eight tackles, two passes defensed and one interception in four preseason games.

The fifth-year veteran will compete with Chykie Brown to be the Ravens' No. 3 cornerback while Jackson is out. Baltimore has also used safety Matt Elam in the nickel spot while short-handed at cornerback.

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