The Tennessee Titans have finally activated cornerback Adoree' Jackson onto the 53-man roster as today was the deadline for his 21-day window to decide his fate. However, Jackson will not play Thursday night vs. the Indianapolis Colts
Jackson suffered a knee injury in preparation for the Titans season opener against the Denver Broncos and has not played all season. He was designated for return three weeks ago and now has been restored to the active roster.
Jackson was one of four players the Titans ruled out for the game.
Also out for the game are tight end MyCole Pruitt (knee/ankle), safety Dane Cruikshank (groin), who was placed on season-ending injured reserve, and receiver Adam Humphries (concussion).
The good news for the Titans is that neither outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, who missed Sunday's game with Chicago, nor guard Rodger Saffold, who left the game with. shoulder injury, have an injury designation. That means they will play Thursday night vs. the Colts.
The Titans would like to have Jackson back and able to play when they face the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 22. That would give Jackson 11 more days to rest, practice and get ready to go.
Per a source, Jackson's injury was initially believed to be a four-to-six week injury. However, there has been speculation that after initially practicing that Jackson could have suffered a setback, though the Titans have been mostly silent about his condition and situation.
In Jackson's absence, the Titans have struggled at the cornerback position, as rookie Kristian Fulton has also been out with a knee injury. Backup Tye Smith is on injured reserve too with a shoulder injury. Tennessee was using veteran Johnathan Joseph in Jackson's place, but he was released after the Titans' loss in Cincinnati and replaced by Breon Borders, who was promoted from the practice squad.