Eddie Jackson coming off NFI list

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Bears head coach Matt Nagy had good news for his team’s defense on Tuesday.

Per the team, Nagy said in his press conference that safety Eddie Jackson is coming off the non-football injury list and set to practice.

Jackson came into training camp with a hamstring injury and has not been able to participate in the sessions.

The safety has been a major contributor to Chicago’s defense since the team drafted him in the fourth round of the 2017 draft. Jackson has started 62 games, recording 266 total tackles, 10 interceptions, 31 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, and 2.0 sacks. Though he didn’t have any picks last season, he did have five passes defensed and there forced fumbles.

Jackson signed a four-year, $58.4 million contract extension in early January 2020.

3 responses to “Eddie Jackson coming off NFI list

  1. He (and the Bears) need a bounceback year from him in the worst way. For whatever reason he went from being a legit game changer to a non-factor last season. The missed training camp reps won’t help but with Desai he’s at least in a system he knows.

  2. He was bad last year…real bad. Bad enough most Bear fans wanted him gone.

    This year will be the year “famed” 2018 defense will stop being referenced. No bring it back from the dead. Sorry Bears, defense is old and it’s over.

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