The Denver Broncos on Monday announced that they had claimed cornerback Chevis Jackson off waivers from New England, waiving linebacker Kevin Alexander to make room on the 53-man roster.
Interestingly, the Patriots waived Jackson after promoting fellow cornerback Tony Carter from the practice squad. New England acquired Carter on September 7th after Denver waived him. So in essence, the Broncos and Patriots basically straight up traded Carter for Jackson, without doing so.
A graduate of LSU, Jackson is in his 3rd year in the NFL, now with his 5th team. From 2008-2009, Chevis played in 31 games for the Falcons (starting three) recording 60 tackles and an interception. This season he's been on the rosters of both the Jaguars and Patriots, while not recording any statistics.
In other news, today during a press conference, Broncos Interim Head Coach Eric Studesville announced that rookie quarterback Tim Tebow will start against the Texans this week. He noted that the decision was partly made due to the severity of Kyle Orton's rib injury and that he talked with Owner Pat Bowlen and COO Joe Ellis this morning and suggested that starting Tebow was the best move for the team and that both Bowlen and Ellis agreed.It is speculated that Tebow will also start in week 17 against the Chargers. Both this week and next are home games.
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