By Robert J. Matthews
The Houston Texans claimed safety Kareem Jackson off waivers from the Denver Broncos after his recent release.
In response, Texans safety Jimmie Ward, who got injured in a game against the Cleveland Browns, was placed on injured reserve.
Jackson, aged 35, had a challenging season with two suspensions, including a recent four-game suspension.
He faced ejections and suspensions for repeated violations of unnecessary roughness rules in various games this season.
Jackson expressed excitement about returning to the Texans, aiming to contribute to the team's success and help them reach the playoffs.
He started 69 games for the Broncos over the past five seasons, returning to practice after a four-game suspension last week.
Despite returning to practice, Jackson was not activated for the Texans' recent game against the New England Patriots.
With Jackson's addition, the Texans now have two of the three players suspended this season for illegal hits, along with veteran linebacker Denzel Perryman.