GM Joe Douglas continues to bolster his secondary, re-signing S Bennett Jackson for the 2020 season, per The Athletic's Connor Hughes.
Like Arthur Maulet, who re-signed with the Jets as well, Jackson wasn't offered a tender as a restricted free agent. So the Jets signed him to a new deal. Though the details haven't been released yet, the deal should be expected to be for one year.
Jackson's NFL story is one of trial and tribulation, but his dream of making it into an NFL regular season game became a reality in 2019 when he suited up in Week 7 with the Ravens. He'd played in three more weeks for the Ravens after that before returning to the Jets for Weeks 14 and 15.
He bounced between Baltimore and New York last season, and having been with the Ravens prior to last season while Douglas was there, he clearly liked what Jackson brought to the table.
The Notre Dame product and sixth-round pick by the Giants back in the 2014 NFL Draft is primarily a special teamer that can play either safety or cornerback if need by for Gang Green. He's a high motor player and someone that has a good chance of making the 55-man roster out of training camp because of his special teams prowess.
Other than Jackson and Maulet, the Jets have also brought in CB Pierre Desir as one of their new starting outside corners, with Brian Poole also re-signing on a one-year pact to return as the Jets' slot corner. Marqui Christian, a rookie under Gregg Williams back in 2016 with the Rams, is another safety that joins the Jets as well.
For more on Jackson's NFL journey and how he overcame multiple obstacles just to live out his dream, click here.