Lions trade CB Jackson to Patriots
Monday, August 10, 2020

(ALLEN PARK, MI) – The Detroit Lions traded cornerback Michael Jackson to the New England Patriots on Sunday, hours after announcing plans to release the veteran. In return, the Lions receive a conditional 2022 seventh-round pick in the NFL draft, according to sources. Jackson played in one game for Detroit last season, a 19-16 loss at Washington, where he played two special teams snaps. Detroit had claimed him off waivers in September 2019, after he was cut by Dallas. Trading Jackson clears up part of one of the deepest positions the Lions have on the roster with a handful of cornerbacks still competing for backup jobs behind likely starters Desmond Trufant, Jeff Okudah and Justin Coleman. This is the sixth trade, not including in-draft moves, between the Lions and Patriots since Bob Quinn took over as general manager in January 2016. The Lions also waived wide receivers Travis Fulgham and Chris Lacy; linebacker Christian Sam; defensive end Jonathan Wynn and guard Joshua Garnett, a San Francisco 49ers 2016 first-round pick.