Pittsburgh Steelers Could Parts Way With Cornerback Jackson

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be forced to make some tough decisions this offseason, and that could include parting ways with a veteran cornerback. According to the Athletic's Mark Kaboly, the team could release William Jackson in order to clear cap space.

The Steelers acquired William Jackson from the Washington Commanders in November of 2022 via a trade that featured a 2025 fifth-round pick. He failed to appear in a single game for the Steelers.

Jackson signed with the Commanders on a three-year, $40.5 million deal in 2021. He enters 2023 in the final year of his contract with no guaranteed money remaining. The Steelers can save a little over $12 million by cutting him. Per overthecap.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers are approximately $1 million under the 2023 salary cap of $224.8 million.

Jackson has had a rough couple of years since leaving the Cincinnati Bengals following the 2020 season. He earned a 59.3 overall grade from Pro Football Focus in 2021 and was even worse in an injury-shortened 2022, notching a 49.6 overall grade over four games. Unless the Steelers envision him making a staggering comeback in 2023, he'll likely be looking for a new home in the coming months.

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