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Patriots ‘Working Through’ J.C. Jackson Situation

The Patriots have yet to make a decision on Jackson's future.

Ian Logue
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February 28, 2024 at 4:09 pm ET

Patriots ‘Working Through’ J.C. Jackson Situation(PHOTO: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

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Both Eliot Wolf and Jerod Mayo offered up some insight into the situation with embattled defensive back J.C. Jackson, who had a difficult 2023 while dealing with what his agent told the Boston Herald as being mental health issues.  Those problems ultimately saw him on the reserve/non-football illness list, leaving his future with the team in question.

Wolf said on Tuesday in a separate press meeting with the local media following his earlier press conference that the club hasn’t made a decision yet on Jackson’s future.

“I would say we haven’t come to a decision on that,” said Wolf via Doug Kyed of the Boston Herald. “We’re working through that. Haven’t talked to the defensive staff about that specifically yet.”

The team is in a difficult spot given that Jackson carries with him a $14.375 salary heading into 2024, which is a hefty number that the team likely won’t be willing to absorb heading into next season.

That means that a decision on parting ways with Jackson or potentially extending him would be the more likely scenario. Based on Mayo’s comments on Wednesday, it sounds like the latter situation may be the direction they’re leaning toward.

“Those discussions are still going,” said Mayo.  “Look, I love J.C., coached him, saw him develop into a man.  We’ll see how that goes going forward.  But, look, heck of a football player, two years removed from injury, he’s probably going to move a lot better this year, so we’ll see.”

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The above appeared in a recent notebook column here.)

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