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Ravens sign former Giants defensive back Bennett Jackson to reserve/future deal

The Ravens worked out defensive back Bennett Jackson in October to get an idea about where he was in his recovery from a significant knee injury. They didn’t sign him at the time, but they kept tabs on the progress the ex-New York Giant was making.

On Wednesday, they officially agreed on a reserve/future deal with the defensive back, who will join their offseason roster.

Jackson, a 2014 sixth-round draft pick of the Giants out of Notre Dame, announced the news on his Twitter account.

“I couldn’t be more excited to get back doing what I love,” Jackson wrote. “Thanks for giving me the opportunity!”

Jackson, 26, was once viewed as a potential starting safety candidate for the Giants. However, he’s battled myriad injuries in his young career, including microfracture surgery in his knee and a torn ACL.

He’s yet to play in an NFL regular-season game and he’s been out of the league for the past two seasons. However, he’s been training on his own and working toward another opportunity.

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