Packers sign RB Darius Jackson, release CB Herb Waters

Jackson originally selected by Dallas in the 2016 NFL Draft


The Packers have signed RB Darius Jackson off of the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad and released CB Herb Waters. The transactions were announced Monday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

Jackson, a 6-foot, 228-pound third-year player, was originally selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round (No. 216 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Eastern Michigan. As a rookie, he was a gameday inactive for Dallas for 13 games before being released on Dec. 13, 2016. Jackson was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns and was a gameday inactive for the final three games of that season. In 2017, he suffered a knee injury prior to training camp and was placed on injured reserve. After being released by Cleveland on May 3 2018, Jackson re-signed with Dallas on May 30, was released on Sept. 1 and signed to the Cowboys' practice squad on Sept. 2. He will wear No. 22 for the Packers.

Waters originally signed with Green Bay as an undrafted rookie free agent out of the University of Miami in 2016 and moved from wide receiver to cornerback early in his rookie season. After spending the entire 2016 season on the practice squad, he spent 2017 on injured reserve after suffering a shoulder injury during training camp.