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Asa Jackson finding his niche with Ravens

Asa Jackson finding his niche with Ravens

In his first three seasons with the Ravens, cornerback Asa Jackson struggled to find his niche.

Injuries and two different suspensions stalled his progress over his first two seasons. He struggled at times in six starts at cornerback last year and then lost his grip on the primary returner job this preseason, when he couldn’t consistently hold onto the football.

But in the Ravens’ past two games, Jackson has shown another skill: the ability to get his hands on kicks and punts. Jackson blocked a Drew Butler punt in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 26. The following week, he came around the edge to block...