COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Less than two weeks into training camp, J.C. Jackson is proving to be a quick study of the Los Angeles Chargers defense.
The 26-year-old cornerback, one of the top defensive signings in the league during the offseason, has been making life difficult for wide receivers during practices.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (9-8)
CAMP SITE: Costa Mesa, California
LAST YEAR: The Chargers got off to a 4-1 start in Brandon Staley's first season as head coach, but then won back-to-back games only once the rest of the season.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots again added to their growing pipeline of former Alabama players, including defensive lineman LaBryan Ray among eight players signed Monday as undrafted free agents.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers added another veteran to their defense, signing outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy.
Van Noy will be going into his ninth season. He had 66 tackles for the New England Patriots last season and was second on the team with five sacks.
17. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (9-8)
LAST SEASON: The Chargers won four of their first five games under first-year coach Brandon Staley, but won consecutive games only once after their bye week in mid-October.
21. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-7)
LAST SEASON: The Patriots spent heavily in free agency last offseason and got great production in return from new additions Matt Judon, Davon Godchaux and Hunter Henry.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.C. Jackson was surprised when he didn’t get the franchise tag from the New England Patriots. The cornerback already had his future destination in mind when he was allowed to hit the free-agent market.
Russell Wilson to Denver, Carson Wentz to Washington, Amari Cooper to Cleveland.
Chandler Jones to Las Vegas, Khalil Mack and J.C. Jackson to the LA Chargers, Brandon Scherff to Jacksonville.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots took a step in rebuilding their secondary following the departure of cornerback J.C. Jackson on Wednesday, signing former Texans defensive back Terrance Mitchell.
Bryan Bulaga was released by the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday after playing only one game last season.
The offensive tackle was beset by injuries during his two years with the Chargers, including a back injury in last season's opener at Washington which sidelined him after playing the first half.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (9-8)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Chris Harris Jr., DT Linval Joseph, TE Jared Cook, DT Justin Jones, LB Kyzir White, LB Uchenna Nwosu, KR/PR Andre Roberts, RB Justin Jackson, OG Oday Aboushi, TE Stephen Anderson, DT Christian Covington, LB Kyler Fackrell, CB Davontae Harris, OG Senio Kelemete, LS Matt Overton, C Scott Quessenberry, OG Michael Schofield, CB Ryan Smith.
Let the dealing begin — if mostly unofficial.
The NFL's “legal tampering period” in free agency began Monday with a slew of deals even as many teams released veterans to clear salary cap space before the league's business year begins Wednesday.
General manager Tom Telesco has continued the Los Angeles Chargers' aggressive makeover of their defense by agreeing to terms with three players.
The Chargers reached deals Monday with cornerback J.C.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Ja’Whaun Bentley, RB Brandon Bolden, OL Trent Brown, LB Jamie Collins, DT Carl Davis, K Nick Folk, TE Troy Fumagalli, LB Dont’a Hightower, CB J.C.
CHARLOTTE. N.C. (AP) — Bill Belichick has the blueprint for beating Sam Darnold, and it starts with disguising coverages.
His players just seem to do the rest.
New England's defense intercepted Darnold on three consecutive possessions in the second half — including one that J.C.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots struggled on both sides of the ball in their season-opening loss to Miami.
Led by their defense, they took a big step toward finding some consistency in Week 2 against the Jets.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots remade their defense in the offseason in hopes of bringing back the unit's disruptive reputation.
New England's first chance to show off those upgrades will be in Sunday’s season opener against the Miami Dolphins and explosive young quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — He entered the league, to quote his head coach, as an “unknown.” Three years later, J.C. Jackson has made a name for himself as a defensive ballhawk in the New England Patriots secondary.
BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots have re-signed cornerback J.C. Jackson, bringing back the former undrafted free agent who finished second in the NFL in interceptions in 2020...
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: RB James White, C David Andrews, LG Joe Thuney, RB Rex Burkhead, QB Brian Hoyer, WR Damiere Byrd, K Nick Folk, DL Lawrence Guy, CB Jason McCourty, DT Adam Butler, CB Justin Bethel, FS Terrence Brooks, LB Shilique Calhoun, LB Brandon Copeland, LB John Simon, DT Carl Davis, FS Cody Davis, OL Jermaine Eluemunor, FB James Ferentz, WR Donte Moncrief, ...