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November 7, 2007
Jackson & Jackson activated; Ventrone released
Hey all --
The Patriots had until today to make a decision on receiver Chad Jackson and cornerback Eddie Jackson -- whether they'd activate the players off the PUP list and onto the 53-man roster, or whether one or both would be moved to injured reserve -- and the team decided to activate both.
New England had one open roster spot after cutting tight end Marcellus Rivers yesterday, and today released defensive back Ray Ventrone to open up the second spot needed. Ventrone, who played his first NFL game on Sunday against the Colts, will likely clear waivers and be re-signed to the Pats' practice squad.
Chad Jackson was New England's second-round draft pick last year out of Florida, and struggled with a hamstring injury during the preseason which lingered into the regular season. He finished his rookie season with 13 catches for 152 yards and three touchdowns, and the Pats also used his speed out of the backfield a few times, as he had four rushes for 22 yards.
Jackson suffered a torn ACL in the AFC Championship game.
Eddie Jackson, 26, was signed by the Patriots as a free agent this offseason despite suffering a torn ACL late in the season with Miami. Jackson typically plays in nickel/dime situations and on special teams.
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