The Cleveland Browns placed defensive end Joe Jackson on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday.
Jackson is the fourth Cleveland player to land on the list since November 13, joining offensive lineman Chris Hubbard, fullback Andy Janovich and defensive end Myles Garrett.
We've placed DE Joe Jackson on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. pic.twitter.com/kx433KLGmx— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 24, 2020
While you don’t want to see anyone be placed on the list, the loss of Jackson may not impact the team very much on the field.
Even with Garrett missing last Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Jackson was still on the game day inactive list. Head coach Kevin Stefanski has already announced that Garrett will not play in the upcoming game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but given what transpired against the Eagles, there is a high likelihood that Jackson would have been inactive again.
Jackson has played in three games for the Browns this season, but none since Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys. He was a fifth-round selection by the Cowboys in the 2019 NFL Draft and played in five games as a rookie, totaling four tackles.
The Browns signed Jackson in September after he was released by the Cowboys during final roster cut downs. In his three games this season, Jackson has five tackles and recovered one fumble.