Denver Broncos bringing back cornerback Kareem Jackson

Dec 27, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Denver Broncos strong safety Kareem Jackson (22) tosses a football around prior to the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos are re-signing veteran cornerback Kareem Jackson to a one-year deal on Tuesday, eight days after declining his $10 million option for 2021.

Jackson agreed to return to the team in a deal worth $5 million, according to published reports.

Jackson, who turns 33 on April 10, started all 16 games last season and had 89 tackles, two fumble recoveries and one interception.

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Last season was his second with Denver after signing a three-year, $33 million deal with the club prior to the 2019 campaign.

Jackson has 19 career interceptions and has scored four touchdowns (three on picks, one on a fumble return) in an 11-year career that includes nine seasons with the Houston Texans. He has recorded 719 tackles, seven forced fumbles and five recoveries.

–Field Level Media