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Bills assign original-round tender to RFA CB Dane Jackson, per sources

Jackson has put together a solid resume as a quality reserve cornerback for Buffalo

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The Buffalo Bills have issued an original-round tender to restricted free-agent cornerback Dane Jackson, as confirmed in the series of tweets below by The Athletic Bills beat reporter Joe Buscaglia.

March 15, 4:45 p.m. EST

March 14, 7 p.m. EST: News of the move happening first broke Monday evening, per a tweet by ESPN senior NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler citing “sources.” His report also noted the team was likely to assign an original-round tender of $2.7 million to Jackson.,

Jackson, who turned 26 last November, was drafted in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Bills.

In his three-year NFL career, Jackson has proven to be a valuable and capable backup corner for head coach Sean McDermott and defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Leslie Frazier’s defense. For his career, Jackson has appeared in 37 games (22 starts), made 113 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 23 pass deflections, 3 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery,

With a productive 2022 resume to his name over 14 starts, it’s clear the Buffalo Bills value Dane Jackson’s skill set and his contributions as reserve defensive back. By applying the original-round tender to his restricted free-agent status, One Bills Drive can has retained a capable cornerback for the 2023 season.

Stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference