Kareem Jackson feels “a little disrespected” by Texans’ lack of interest

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Kareem Jackson‘s preference would have been to stay in Houston. It’s the place he’s called home for nine years, since the Texans made him a first-round choice in 2010, and the place he’ll continue to make his offseason home.

But the Texans didn’t make an offer, Jackson said, so he is headed to Denver.

“They didn’t even approach me with an offer or any type of deal,” Jackson said, via Mark Berman of KRIV. “Obviously, they didn’t want me back or whatever the case may be. I’m not really sure. My agent was never approached by anybody from the Texans organization, so I wasn’t offered a deal of any sort. I kind of feel a little disrespected to be honest about it. At the end of the day, no hard feelings. I had a great nine years here. This will always be home for me. I definitely appreciate all the memories and all the opportunities. I appreciate the fans and everything I was able to build here. I’ll always have love for Houston.”

Jackson agreed to a three-year deal worth $33 million with the Broncos. He gets $23 million guaranteed.

He made $48.9 million in his career in Houston, according to overthecap.com.

“I’m not emotional,” Jackson said. “I know how the business goes. All good things sometimes come to an end. At the end of the day, it’s another opportunity for me. They’ve got a great group of guys there. I’m eager to get there and do whatever I can to help them win.”

8 responses to “Kareem Jackson feels “a little disrespected” by Texans’ lack of interest

  1. who?

    you had a good solid career with the texans, but obviously never made a difference.

    you made a lot of money being solid but not a difference maker.

    i would be happy denver wanted to give you the money, cuz i’m a more than solid fan who watches every weekend and can tell you, kareem, you’ve never really made an impression on me with your performance to even know who you are. 🙂

  2. “I kind of feel a little disrespected to be honest about it. At the end of the day, no hard feelings.”

    Then why bring it up in the first place?

  3. What are the Texans thinking? He has had a up and down career no doubt but last season he was the best DB on the field. So they just let him walk without trying to keep him, what a joke!

  4. Disrespected. That’s a word supposedly grown men use to say they had their feelings hurt. What are these guys, five years old?

  5. It was one of..if not..the worst backfield in the league last season and he is over 30 years old. Badger is more name than game at this point. Reid has the potential to be one of the best new safeties in the league with his rookie year behind him. Hal has always been good at safety. JJo is getting old and will be gone soon. I think the Texans want to get younger and faster more than they do older and wiser at the CB position.

  6. I understand wanting to get younger and faster in the secondary considering their inability to handle speed like T.Y. Hilton, but unless you’re drafting 4 new DBs, it isn’t all going to get done this offseason. He showed last season that he can still play and he is a career Texan. Resign him.

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