Patriots release CB J.C. Jackson, clear $14.375M in cap space

Field Level Media

March 01, 2024 at 11:22 pm.

The New England Patriots released cornerback J.C. Jackson Friday.

The move frees up $14.375 million of salary cap space, according to spotrac.com.

Jackson, 28, was acquired from the Los Angeles Chargers in October for his second stint with the Patriots. He played in eight games (six starts) and didn’t intercept a pass.

Jackson had one pick in two games with the Chargers before the trade.

Jackson intercepted 25 passes in his first NFL four seasons with New England before becoming a free agent and signing a five-year, $82.5 million deal with the Chargers prior to the 2022 season.

Jackson had a career-high nine interceptions in 2020 and eight in 2021 when he made his lone Pro Bowl. Overall, he has 26 career interceptions in 77 NFL games (52 starts).

Jackson entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Maryland.