By Adam Roberts – 8/17/2021
We have ourselves a training camp trade, with the Green Bay Packers offloading struggling cornerback Josh Jackson in exchange for a different NFC corner.
ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan and Packers beat writer Rob Demovsky report the Packers have traded Jackson to the Giants and will receive Isaac Yiadom. Yiadom previously had been acquired in a deal between the Giants and Denver Broncos last year, and he started 10 games at corner for New York.
Jackson meanwhile leaves Green Bay after a difficult end to his time in Titletown. After his rookie year, production declined sharply for Jackson and his performance in the team’s preseason game last weekend against Houston likely didn’t inspire the coaching staff. Jackson was targeted by the Texans 10 times and he gave up 7 receptions.
In Yiadom, the Pack get a corner who has allowed a completion rate of 67 percent on 142 targets with one interception and nine pass breakups.
In other Packers news, by this evening the team needs to be at 85 players on the roster. They currently have 88 after the Jackson-Yiadom deal, so three more names will have to go.