Ravens Waive Defensive Back Bennett Jackson

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The Ravens waived veteran defensive back Bennett Jackson on Monday.

Baltimore could activate safety Brynden Trawick from injured reserve to the 53-man roster later this week, but no corresponding move has been made yet.

Jackson, 28, finally got the chance to play in his first NFL regular-season game this season after being drafted by the New York Giants in 2014.

Due to multiple injuries, Jackson lost his chance to become a starter for the Giants early in his career. He was out of the NFL for the entire 2016 and 2017 seasons, but signed with Baltimore in 2018.

Jackson spent part of last season on the Ravens’ practice squad, then was on the New York Jets’ practice squad earlier this year before Baltimore signed him to its 53-man roster on Oct. 15, following DeShon Elliott’s season-ending knee injury.

Jackson played in the next four games – in Seattle, vs. Patriots, in Cincinnati and vs. Texans – and made five tackles. He mostly played on special teams, but also saw 27 defensive snaps during the four games.

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