TUESDAY, 1:40pm: The Ravens have officially placed Jackson on their injured reserve list, along with fellow defensive back Terrence Brooks, tweets Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. The team promoted offensive lineman Ryan Jensen from their practice squad, so there should be on open spot left on the 53-man roster.
MONDAY, 3:29pm: The Ravens’ secondary took yet another hit this weekend, as head coach John Harbaugh announced today that cornerback Asa Jackson will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury (Twitter link via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com). According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun (Twitter link), Jackson suffered a PCL injury with a five-week recovery period, so Baltimore will bring in a healthy replacement as the team pushes for a playoff berth.
It’s the second major injury of the season for Jackson, who was placed on IR once already this year, with the designation to return, due to a foot issue. For the Ravens, it’s just the latest in a string of season-ending injuries for defensive backs. Jimmy Smith, Danny Gorrer, Aaron Ross, and Tramain Jacobs are among the one-time members of the team’s secondary that currently find themselves on the injured reserve list.
With Jackson heading to IR, the Ravens will be on the lookout for cornerback help, Harbaugh said today (Twitter link via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun). The club doesn’t currently have a defensive back on its practice squad, so signing a free agent – or poaching a corner from another team’s taxi squad – looks like the next move.