PatsFans.com Menu
PatsFans.com - The Hub For New England Patriots Fans

New England Patriots > Patriots Blog

Patriots Part Ways With CB J.C. Jackson

The Patriots cut the embattled CB on Friday.

Ian Logue
Ian Logue on Twitter
March 1, 2024 at 5:15 pm ET

Patriots Part Ways With CB J.C. Jackson(PHOTO: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports)

🕑 Read Time: 1 minutes

One key question heading into the offseason was going to be what happened with defensive back J.C. Jackson, who ended up on the reserve/non-football injury list due to what his agent told media outlets was due to mental health issues.

Would the Patriots extend him?  Or would his tenure come to an end?

Well, it appears we have our answer.

According to multiple reports, the Patriots have parted ways with the embattled cornerback, ending his tenure with the club less than a year after making a deal with the Rams to bring him back to New England.

With Jackson carrying a cap hit of over $14 million, the Patriots didn’t have much choice when it came to deciding on his future.  They either needed to restructure his deal and extend him, or do what they did today and cut their losses.

The news comes just one day after head coach Jerod Mayo told reporters that they were still deciding how they were going to handle the situation.

“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.”

Salary cap expert Miguel Benzan reports that the move has freed up $13.46 million in cap space, putting the Patriots over the $100 million mark heading into free agency.  He has New England with $100,333,802 in available space following the transaction.

READ NEXT:
Saturday Morning Notebook 3/2: News and Notes

About Ian Logue

Ian Logue is a Seacoast native and owner and senior writer for PatsFans.com, an independent media site covering the New England Patriots and has been running this site in one form or another since 1997.


Tags: J.C. Jackson

  • Subscribe
    Notify of
    guest

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    0 Comments
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments

  • More Patriots News Headlines:

    Patriots Finally Agree To Extension With Kyle Dugger

    Patriots Finally Agree To Extension With Kyle Dugger

    By: Ian Logue
    The New England Patriots finally reached an extension with safety Kyle Dugger
    2 hours ago
    Patriots News 4-7, Draft Consensus, Draft Visits and Ernie Adams

    Patriots News 4-7, Draft Consensus, Draft Visits and Ernie Adams

    By: Steve Balestrieri
    Nothing is ever off the table. The Patriots at #3 will get either Daniels or Maye, but in essence, neither is a consolation prize.
    7 hours ago
    CURRAN: Patriots Have ‘Full Consensus’ On #3 Pick

    CURRAN: Patriots Have ‘Full Consensus’ On #3 Pick

    By: Ian Logue
    It appears both Jayden Daniels and Drake Maye showed them enough where New England is confident neither will become disappointments at the next level, and…
    2 days ago
    Friday Patriots Notebook 4/5: News and Notes

    Friday Patriots Notebook 4/5: News and Notes

    By: Ian Logue
    While many have wondered if the New New England Patriots might entertain a trade for what Jerod Mayo called 'a bag' to get them to…
    2 days ago
    Thursday Patriots Notebook 4/4: News and Notes

    Thursday Patriots Notebook 4/4: News and Notes

    By: Ian Logue
    Heading into the upcoming draft, the number one question is going to be whether or not the Patriots stand pat and select a quarterback at…
    3 days ago

    Share via
    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap
    Search For Links: - CLOSE
    For searches with multiple players
    add commas (Ex: "Bill Belichick, Devin McCourty")