The Arizona Cardinals have claimed former Steelers cornerback Josh Jackson off waivers, Aaron Wilson of KPRC in Houston reported.
Jackson was released by the Steelers on Saturday to make room for the newly elevated Elijah Riley to the 53-man roster, and as a result, he was subjected to waivers. Turns out Pittsburgh would need Riley, too, with Tre Norwood suffering a hamstring injury. Riley played 10 snaps on the day.
Jackson played in four games for the Steelers in 2022, but became part of the routinely inactive players list on gameday. In those games, he racked up six tackles and a fumble recovery for Pittsburgh. Jackson was last active for the Steelers’ game in Miami against the Dolphins.
Jackson, 26, spent three seasons with the Green Bay Packers from 2018-20 after being selected as a second-round draft pick out of Iowa in 2018. Jackson started 10 games as a rookie, but then settled into a rotational role, playing 42 games over three seasons and recording 86 tackles, two for a loss and 12 passes defended.
He was a member of the Cardinals organization early in the offseason but was released, landing in Pittsburgh in early September. Now, Jackson heads back to Arizona who needs help at cornerback with multiple injuries in the secondary.