Good news for the Buffalo Bills and Dane Jackson as it was announced the cornerback was activated off the Reserve/COVID-19 list. That sets up Jackson to return to the team in full. In what seems like an eternity ago already, Jackson was drafted by the Bills in the seventh round of the 2020 draft.
It’s bad news for Garrett Taylor, however, as the more stringent roster guidelines this season required an immediate move to release a player. The undrafted rookie free agent drew the short straw to bring in Jackson.
E.J. Gaines has already decided to opt out of the 2020 season, depleting the cornerback group. All-Pro Tre’Davious White is currently mulling his decision to play or opt out, which would create a large void in the defensive secondary.
While the Bills’ current front office and coaching staff have a solid track record of finding and scheming defensive backs, the return of Jackson is likely a small sigh of relief in what could quickly become a tenuous situation.
With Jackson’s return to the team, Duke Williams is the only remaining player on the Reserve/COVID list.