NASHVILLE – The Titans activated cornerback Adoree' Jackson from Injured Reserve on Wednesday, clearing his way to play.
Jackson, however, won't play in Thursday night's game vs. the Colts.
Jackson joins the 53-man roster after spending the last three weeks on the team's "Designated for Return" list. The Titans had until Wednesday to decide whether to activate Jackson or keep him on IR, which would have ended his 2020 season.
Jackson, a first-round pick by the Titans in the 2017 NFL Draft, suffered a knee injury leading up to the team's season opener against the Broncos. Jackson has been in and out of practices in recent weeks.
Jackson's addition to the 53-man roster doesn't guarantee he'll play right away. In fact, he's officially been ruled out for Thursday's game. Moving forward, the Titans now have option of making him inactive on game days.
Still, the decision to activate Jackson should be considered a positive for the Titans and Jackson, who has played in 43 games, with 39 starts, in his NFL career.
To make room for Jackson on the 53-man roster, the Titans placed defensive back Dane Cruikshank on season-ending Injured Reserve.
Cruikshank spent time on injured reserve and was activated earlier this season. NFL rules allow for a player to be activated from injured reserve only once during a season, so Cruikshank will miss the remainder of year.
The Titans face the Colts at 7:20 p.m. on Thursday night at Nissan Stadium.