Former Texans DB Kareem Jackson has agreed to a 3-year deal with the Broncos. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports it'll pay out $33 million, with $23 million of that guaranteed. Jackson spent time at both CB and safety with the Texans, primarily lining up at corner. He finished 2018 as the #14 graded CB by Pro Football Focus, garnering his best PFF grade since 2014. We'll see where Jackson lands in Denver's defense, heading into his age-31 season.
Texans CB Kareem Jackson left Sunday's loss to the Eagles early with a knee injury and did not return despite lobbying coaches to let him back into the game, according to the Houston Chronicle. HC Bill O'Brien said Monday, though, that he thinks Jackson will be able to return for next Sunday's clash with Jacksonville. We'll keep an eye on his status heading into the weekend.
The Texans agreed Saturday to a new 4-year deal with CB Kareem Jackson, keeping him from reaching free agency. The 26-year-old reportedly got $20 million guaranteed on a 4-year, $34 million deal. Jackson's no shutdown corner but has spent nearly all of his 5 seasons in Houston as a starter and showed steady improvement. He also has yet to finish a season among the top 50 fantasy DBs.
Texans CB Johnathan Joseph said Monday that he has passed through the league's concussion protocol and will be ready to play at Cleveland in Week 11. Joseph suffered the injury early in the Week 9 loss to Philly. Houston will still be down its other starting CB, Kareem Jackson, who is expected to miss at least another 2-3 weeks with a knee injury also suffered in the Philly loss. Jackson's absence shouldn't alter the fantasy outlook for the Texans' team D and doesn't significantly impact the value for any Browns offensive player.
CB Johnathan Joseph agreed Thursday to a free-agent deal with the Texans. The former Bengal instantly becomes arguably the best CB in the franchise's brief history. Joseph has picked off at least 3 passes in 3 of the past 4 seasons despite only once starting every game. His top season came in 2009, when Joseph tallied 69 total tackles, 6 INTs and 20 breakups. His signing is probably better news for the fantasy profile of CB Kareem Jackson, though. The 2010 rookie graded out as one of the league's worst cover men and will be an attractive target for opposing QBs. Jackson must hang on to a starting job, though. Joseph's signing also solidifies Glover Quin's move to S. Joseph, meanwhile, doesn't look special as an IDP and will have to rack up the INTs to deliver in big-play formats.