Jackson, a 5-10, 182-pound native of Decatur, Georgia, was selected in the second round (58th overall) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2008 NFL Draft after four seasons at Appalachian State.
Jackson returned 14 kickoffs for 327 yards and 20 punts for 97 yards in seven games with the Buccaneers before stints with the Carolina Panthers, New York Jets and the UFL’s Virginia Destroyers.
In 29 games with Appalachian State, Jackson caught 60 passes for 1,137 yards and 13 touchdowns and returned 63 punts for 468 yards.
The Ticats have also released non-import receiver Glenn MacKay.
2-and-4 Hamilton visits 1-and-5 Winnipeg Friday night at 8pm ET on AM900 CHML.