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Browns promote Robert Jackson for Bengals game

Cornerback joins the active roster for the second consecutive week as Browns are still dealing with injuries in the secondary.

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The Cleveland Browns added cornerback Robert Jackson to the active roster on Thursday as the club prepares for the home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.

This is the second consecutive game that Jackson has been promoted as the Browns will once again be without cornerbacks Greedy Williams, who has a shoulder injury, and Kevin Johnson, who is still recovering from a lacerated liver, for the nationally televised game against the Bengals.

Jackson was on special teams last week and recorded a tackle against the Ravens.

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.

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 55-player game day roster each week.

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

The Browns and the Bengals kickoff tonight at 8:20 from FirstEnergy Stadium. The game can be seen nationally on the NFL Network and in the Cleveland market on WEWS-News5 Cleveland.