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Darius Jackson

Houston Texans
Running Back #35
Houston Texans
Running Back #35

Darius Jackson News

Cut by Houston

Jackson was waived by the Texans on Monday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Jackson signed with the Texans on Aug. 10 and had five carries for 37 yards and a touchdown during the second preseason game against the Packers, but he apparently didn't show enough to warrant a longer look. The 27-year-old hasn't played in an NFL game since 2018 and spent most of 2020 on the Colts' practice squad.

Aug 23, 2021 4:29 PM EST


Signs with Texans

Jackson signed a contract with the Texans on Tuesday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Jackson spent most of last season on the Colts' practice squad and had a stint with the Raiders this offseason before being released last week. He now heads to Houston where he'll compete for a depth role behind veterans David Johnson, Phillip Lindsay and Mark Ingram.

Aug 10, 2021 7:37 PM EST



Heads to free agency

Jackson was cut by the Raiders on Monday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Jackson was brought in as organizational depth at running back while Jalen Richard and Theo Riddick were on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He'll head to the open market after failing to stick with Vegas.

Aug 2, 2021 7:48 PM EST


Helping fill in for Vegas

Jackson was signed by the Raiders on Thursday, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Analysis: Jackson's getting an opportunity while both Jalen Richard and Theo Riddick are on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He's buried deep down the running back depth chart, so Jackson will need to make a strong impression to avoid being let go once those guys return.

Jul 30, 2021 10:19 AM EST


Cut loose from practice squad

Jackson was released from the Colts' practice squad on Tuesday.

Analysis: The Eastern Michigan product has gone back and forth on the Indianapolis practice squad multiple times this season and is now off of it once again. Jackson's departure clears a spot for Indianapolis to sign another player to its practice squad.

Dec 1, 2020 7:52 AM EST



Back with practice squad

The Colts signed Jackson to the practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Jackson has been cut from the Colts' practice squad twice already in November, but he's back with the unit and will continue to work on scout team. The Colts' backfield rotation has been brutally mediocre this year, but barring an injury to once of Jonathan Taylor, Jordan Wilkins or Nyheim Hines, Jackson won't be called up.

Nov 10, 2020 12:55 PM EST


Cut from practice squad

Jackson was released from the practice squad on Saturday.

Analysis: Jackson has bounced between the practice squad and free agency for weeks now, with Saturday's designation yet another in the long line of transactions. The running back has not played in an NFL game since 2018 and has a total of six carries throughout his NFL career.

Nov 7, 2020 12:12 PM EST


Rejoins practice squad

The Colts re-signed Jackson to the practice squad Friday.

Analysis: Jackson was just cut from Indianapolis' practice squad earlier this week, but he'll now return to the team in an emergency depth capacity. In a corresponding move, kicker Matt Gay was cut from the practice squad.

Nov 6, 2020 7:09 AM EST


Dropped from practice squad

The Colts cut Jackson from the practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Jackson signed with the Colts' practice squad back in September when a spot opened up because Daurice Fountain was promoted to the active roster. Now, Fountain is back on the practice squad, so Jackson has been shown the door. Jackson has yet to play an NFL game since the 2018 season.

Nov 3, 2020 3:29 PM EST


Resurfaces on practice squad

The Colts signed Jackson to the practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Jackson claims the spot on Indianapolis' practice squad which opened up with Daurice Fountain being promoted to the 53-man roster. He hasn't appeared in a regular-season game since 2018, when he spent time with both the Packers and Cowboys.

Sep 16, 2020 9:22 AM EST


Done in Indy

The Colts released Jackson on Sunday.

Analysis: Jackson spent time on the practice squads of Dallas, Tampa Bay and Indianapolis last season, but he didn't have any opportunities for on-field action. Since entering the league as a sixth-round pick of the Cowboys in 2016, Jackson has appeared in four career games between Dallas and Green Bay.

Aug 2, 2020 2:27 PM EST


Remains with Indianapolis

Jackson signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on Monday.

Analysis: Jackson spent time on the Cowboys', Colts' and Buccaneers' practice squads early in the season before rejoining the Colts' unit in mid-November. The 26-year-old has six carries for 16 yards in four appearances between Dallas and Green Bay since being a sixth-round pick in 2016.

Dec 30, 2019 3:26 PM EST


Let go by Bucs

Jackson was released off the Buccaneers' practice squad Tuesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Jackson signed with Tampa Bay's practice squad last week but will now be looking for a new team. The 25-year-old was a sixth-round pick by the Cowboys in 2016, and he's already spent time on the Cowboys', Colts', and Buccaneers' practice squads this season.

Oct 15, 2019 4:38 PM EST


Hooks up with Bucs

Jackson was signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad Wednesday, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Jackson entered the league as a sixth-round pick of the Cowboys in 2016 and has gone on to play in four career games while also spending time on the Colts' practice squad. He'll serve as organizational depth for the time being and would presumably have a chance to jump to the active roster were injuries to strike Ronald Jones or Peyton Barber.

Oct 9, 2019 11:22 AM EST


Cut from Colts' practice squad

Jackson was cut from the Colts' practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Jackson originally joined the practice squad Friday. The 25-year-old has seen a fall from grace since operating as the top running back for the Cowboys in training camp. Jackson has the ability to at least provide a team with depth at running back, but for now he'll have to find another opportunity elsewhere in the league.

Sep 24, 2019 12:18 PM EST


Joins Colts' practice squad.

Jackson signed to the Colts' practice squad Friday.

Analysis: Jackson was previously on the Cowboys' practice squad before getting let go. All-in-all he has suited up for four career NFL games, compiling 16 yards on 6 carries in the process. With four running backs on the Colts' depth chart, Jackson has the potential to be called up if one of them ultimately miss time due to injury.

Sep 20, 2019 5:23 PM EST


Cut from Cowboys' practice squad

Jackson was released from Dallas' practice squad Monday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Jackson originally signed to the practice squad Sep. 10. The 25-year-old served as the team's top back at the start of training camp while Ezekiel Elliott held out, but he ultimately didn't make the 53-man roster. He'll now have to find another opportunity elsewhere.

Sep 16, 2019 2:52 PM EST


Lands on Dallas' practice squad

Jackson signed with the Cowboys' practice squad Tuesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Jackson was originally waived by the Cowboys on Aug. 30. The 25-year-old served as the top back for Dallas at the start of training camp with Ezekiel Elliott holding out, but he ultimately didn't make the 53-man roster. Jackson is now able to find a spot on the practice squad after Dallas called up linebacker Chris Covington to the active roster.

Sep 10, 2019 1:55 PM EST


Waived by Dallas

The Cowboys waived Jackson on Friday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: The 2016 sixth-round pick has hung around the team for a few seasons, mostly spending time on the practice squad. Jackson served as the first-team running back at the start of training camp, but he was surpassed by Tony Pollard and Alfred Morris during the preseason.

Aug 30, 2019 11:38 AM EST


Co-leads team in carries

Jackson carried six times for 16 yards and caught one of two targets for five yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys.

Analysis: Jackson tied for the team lead in carries in the exhibition opener, although his mark of 2.7 yards per tote was nothing to write home about. He was also the team's third running back to enter the game, behind rookies Tony Pollard and Mike Weber. Factor in the eventual return of Ezekiel Elliot and Jackson is fighting an uphill battle to make the team this season.

Aug 11, 2019 8:17 AM EST


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