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Ravens bring Asa Jackson back on practice squad, release Daniel Brown

Cornerback Asa Jackson is rejoining the Ravens on the practice squad, four days after being released as part of the team's final roster cuts and two days after he was waived by the New York Giants.

Jackson, a 2012 fifth-round pick out of Cal Poly, was one of the surprise omissions on Saturday when the Ravens announced their final 53-man roster. Jackson played a bit-role with the team for his first two seasons, twice being suspended for violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

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He started four games at cornerback in a 2014 season where he dealt with knee and toe injuries, but couldn't do enough either on defense or in the return game to secure a roster spot this season.

Jackson nearly had a kick return for a touchdown in the preseason game against the Washington Redskins before he was hauled down 102 yards into his run near the end zone, and stumbled while trying to juke the punter in the preseason finale against the Atlanta Falcons. He also lost two fumbles on punt returns in the final two preseason games.

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The New York Giants claimed him on waivers, but barely kept him for a full day before waiving him again. He's eligible for the new expanded 10-man practice squad, and joins a stable of fellow return specialists in cornerback Charles James and wide receiver Jeremy Ross on the supplemental roster.

Undrafted rookie wide receiver Daniel Brown, who blocked a punt and scored the second of his two preseason touchdowns against Atlanta last week, was released to make room for Jackson.

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