Eddie Jackson was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on March 19, 2007 ... Originally signed by the Carolina Panthers as a rookie free agent (4/30/04) ... Waived by the Panthers (9/5/04) ... Signed to the Panthers practice squad (9/7/04) ... Signed to the Panthers active roster from the practice squad (10/27/04) ... Waived by the Panthers (9/3/05) and claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins (9/4/05) ... Placed on injured reserve (12/26/06).
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- Jackson joins the Patriots in 2007 after playing in 39 games with three starts in his three-year NFL career with the Carolina Panthers (2004) and Miami Dolphins (2005-06).
- Jackson has recorded 26 career special teams tackles, including a career-high 12 for Miami in 2005.
2007 (3/0/0/2): Activated from the PUP/ reserve list on Nov. 7... Tied for the team lead in special teams tackles in the Patriots' 56-10 win over the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 18.
at Buffalo (11/18): Saw his first action of the season in a reserve role at safety and on special teams coverage units in the Patriots' 56-10 rout of the Bills... Tied for the team lead in special teams tackles with two... Tallied one solo tackle in coverage. Philadelphia (11/25): Played in reserve as the nickelback and on special teams coverage units in the Patriots' 31-28 come-from-behind win over the Eagles... Contributed one special teams tackle. at Baltimore (12/3): Inactive. Pittsburgh (12/9): Inactive. N.Y. Jets (12/16): Played on special teams coverage units in the Patriots' 20-10 win over the Jets.
2006 (14/2 - Miami): Finished tied for third on the team with eight special teams tackles ... Played in 14 games with two starts before being placed on injured reserve on Dec. 26 with a knee injury ... Also recorded three tackles on defense (1 solo) in addition to one pass defensed and a fumble recovery.
- Earned his first start of the season as the Dolphins opened the game with five defensive backs against Buffalo on Sept. 17. Also started against the New York Jets on Oct. 15, when Miami opened the game in its dime defense.
2005 (15/1 - Miami): Played in 15 games, including one start, in his first season with the Dolphins ... Registered two tackles (1 solo) and a pass defensed ... Stood out on special teams, where he ranked fourth on the squad with 12 stops, in addition to coming up with a fumble recovery.
- Made his first NFL start at Buffalo on Oct. 9 as the Dolphins started with six defensive backs.
- Had best special teams performance of the season in win vs. Buffalo (12/4) when he posted two tackles and recovered a Roscoe Parrish fumbled punt.
- Added three special teams tackles in win over the N.Y. Jets (12/18) and two more in a victory over Tennessee (12/24).
2004 (10/0 - Carolina): Spent the first six games of his rookie season on the Panthers' practice squad before being activated to the 53-man roster, where he played in a reserve role in each of the final 10 contests ... Posted 11 tackles (8 solo) and six special teams tackles.
- Collected a season-high six tackles at San Francisco (11/14) when he saw action as Carolina's nickel back.
Was a four-year letterman (2000-03) at Arkansas who started 21 of the 47 games in which he played at cornerback and strong safety ... For his career, amassed 174 tackles, five interceptions, 35 passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble ... Led the team with 10 passes defensed as a senior in 2003 ... Returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown against Boise State during his redshirt freshman season of 2000 ... Also competed on Arkansas' track team - both indoor and outdoor - all four years ... Events included the 55-, 60- and 110-meter hurdles, the 60-yard dash and the long jump.
Eddie Paul Jackson, Jr. was born on Dec. 19, 1980 in Americus, Ga. ... Attended Richardson (Texas) High School where he was an All-District and All- City selection as a senior when he recorded 93 tackles ... Also lettered on the school's track team and was second in the state in the 110-meter hurdles and the long jump... Majored in business education at Arkansas.