The Cleveland Browns released cornerback Robert Jackson on Thursday after a tough stretch to close out the season.
There were not a ton of expectations for Jackson heading into the season, seeing as he was projected to be mostly a special teams contributor for the Browns. However, he was forced into starting action late in the season due to a bevy of injuries in the secondary and COVID-19 issues within the team.
In all, the 27-year-old defensive back played 10 regular-season games for the Browns — starting two — making six tackles, no interceptions and registering one pass breakup.
“Put Robert out there and he had a couple of tough matchups, but by and large, he was in position,” Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters after Jackson started the must-win season-finale against the Steelers. “A couple of things that we can clean up, but all of those guys, I am proud of them for stepping up to the challenge.”