NASHVILLE – The Titans on Wednesday moved cornerback Adoree' Jackson to the team's 'Designated for Return' list.
It's a positive step for Jackson, and the Titans.
This designation will open up a three-week window for Jackson to practice with the team, and he will not count against the team's 53-man roster until being activated from Injured Reserve.
Jackson, a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft who has started 39 games over the past four seasons, was placed on IR in September due to a knee injury.
During the course of his rehabilitation, Jackson began working on a side field last week as his teammates practiced. Titans Coach Mike Vrabel said earlier this week he anticipated Jackson doing more in the near future.
Jackson's return would give the Titans secondary a boost for sure. The Titans have used a combination of players at cornerback during the first five games of the season, with Malcolm Butler, Johnathan Joseph, Kristian Fulton, Chris Jackson, Tye Smith and Chris Milton all on the 53-man roster.
So, when will Jackson be able to play?
The answer to that question remains to be seen.
Last week, the Titans moved safety Dane Cruikshank to the 'Designated for Return' list, and he currently remains on that list while practicing.
The Titans face the Steelers on Sunday at Nissan Stadium.
Titans Online looks back at CB Adoree' Jackson's 2019 season (Photos: Donald Page)