Report: Patriots CB J.C. Jackson will not travel to Germany

League: NFL

Posted on: 08 Nov, 2023 at 04:35 PM

Credit: Jim Rassol / USA TODAY NETWORK

New England Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson is not expected to travel with the team to face the Indianapolis Colts this weekend in Frankfurt, Germany, NFL Network reported Wednesday.

Per the report, "questions about (Jackson's) reliability" contributed to the Patriots' decision to go without him this week. The team has a bye following Sunday's game.

Sports Illustrated reported that Jackson was late to the team hotel last Saturday, resulting in him being benched to begin New England's game against the Washington Commanders.

The Patriots can turn to cornerbacks Jonathan Jones, Jack Jones, Myles Bryant, Shaun Wade and Alex Austin to play in place of Jackson, who was acquired by the team in October.

Jackson, who turns 28 on Nov. 17, played for New England from 2018-21. He signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal with the Los Angeles Chargers in March 2022 but played only five games that season due to injury.

He has recorded 190 tackles, 61 passes defensed and 26 interceptions in 74 games (49 starts) with the Patriots and Chargers. He won Super Bowl LIII with New England and made the Pro Bowl in 2021.

--Field Level Media