Texans Claim Twice-suspended Safety Kareem Jackson Off Waivers

By Robert J. Matthews

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The Houston Texans claimed safety Kareem Jackson off waivers from the Denver Broncos after his recent release.

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In response, Texans safety Jimmie Ward, who got injured in a game against the Cleveland Browns, was placed on injured reserve.

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Jackson, aged 35, had a challenging season with two suspensions, including a recent four-game suspension.

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He faced ejections and suspensions for repeated violations of unnecessary roughness rules in various games this season.

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Jackson expressed excitement about returning to the Texans, aiming to contribute to the team's success and help them reach the playoffs.

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He started 69 games for the Broncos over the past five seasons, returning to practice after a four-game suspension last week.

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Despite returning to practice, Jackson was not activated for the Texans' recent game against the New England Patriots.

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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.

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