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Giants trade CBs with Packers, add Josh Jackson


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J โ€“ The Giants and Green Bay Packers executed a rare trade for veteran players at the same position when they exchanged cornerbacks Isaac Yiadom and Josh Jackson.

Each player is entering his fourth NFL season.

Yiadom goes to Green Bay less than a year after he was acquired in a trade with the Denver Broncos. Jackson, 25, spent his first three seasons with the Packers.

This was the second consecutive day the Giants have traded for a cornerback who will also contribute on special teams. They sent a 2023 sixth-round draft choice to the Houston Texans for Keion Crossen, who is a core special teams contributor.

Jackson, 6-0 and 196 pounds, was a 2018 second-round draft choice by Green Bay, No. 45 overall. He played in 42 regular-season games with 15 starts, plus one postseason game. His career totals include 87 tackles (60 solo) and 15 passes defensed on defense and 11 tackles (nine solo) and one fumble recovery on special teams. Jackson had one special teams tackle in his only playoff game, the 2019 NFC Championship Game.

In 2020, Jackson played in 12 games with five starts. He missed two games (Weeks 12-13) with a concussion and was inactive Weeks 15 and 17 and both playoff games. Jackson contributed 24 tackles (21 solo) and two passes defensed and two special teams tackles.

Jackson was an All-America and All-Big Ten at the University of Iowa, where he played in 39 games with 14 starts in three seasons and registered 66 tackles (52 solo), 32 passes defensed and eight interceptions.

Jackson joins a cornerback group that includes Pro Bowler James Bradberry, standout free agent acquisition Adoree' Jackson, Darnay Holmes, Madre Harper, Sam Beal and sixth-round draft choice Rodarius Williams. Another corner, Jarren Williams, was placed on injured reserve today with a quad injury.

Yiadom was acquired by the Giants from Denver for a 2021 seventh-round draft choice on Sept. 3, 2020. In his lone season with the Giants, Yiadom played in all 16 games with 10 starts and tallied 47 tackles (28 solo), one half-sack, five passes defensed and his first career forced fumble.

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