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Browns bump Robert Jackson to active roster

Cornerback spent the past three weeks on the practice squad after being on active roster for season’s first two games.

NFL: Cleveland Browns-Training Camp Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns added cornerback Robert Jackson to the active roster on Wednesday.

The move comes as the team prepares for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jackson was on the active roster for the first two games of the season before being sent back to the practice squad. In those two games, a loss to the Baltimore Ravens and a win against the Cincinnati Bengals, Jackson recored a tackle on special teams.

Jackson is in his second season with the Browns. Originally an undrafted free agent out of UNLV in 2018 who was signed by the Indianapolis Colts, Jackson joined Cleveland’s practice squad in 2018.

He saw his first game action last season when the Browns moved him to the active roster in Week 3.

Cleveland does not have to make a corresponding roster move to add Jackson to the roster given the new rules put in place this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teams are permitted to protect up to four practice squad players each week, and are allowed to promote one or two practice squad players to the game day roster each week as long as they do it prior to 4 p.m. on the day before a game.

If a player is promoted, they return to the team’s practice squad after the game.