Buddy Jackson Slowed By Injury With Indianapolis Colts

Cornerback Buddy Jackson is hoping to catch on with the Colts (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Former Pitt cornerback Buddy Jackson had been off to a good start with the Indianapolis Colts. He wasn't drafted, but was quickly picked up by the team as an undrafted free agent.

Jackson quickly got a chance to show what he could do and played with the first team in the team's rookie minicamp. Another thing working in Jackson's favor was the fact that he the Colts hadn't drafted any corners. The Colts' Chris Rucker and Kevin Thomas are both looking like the favorites to start across from Jerraud Powers according to Pro Football Weekly, but if Jackson makes the team, he could be in line for time since the position is far from a stable one.

But things didn't go perfect for Jackson as he suffered an injury.

According to Indystar.com, Jackson went down with an undisclosed injury. The injury caused him to miss some drills with eight others and no word on if he returned from it.

As an undrafted free agent, starting as a rookie early in the season is almost certainly out of the question. Still, regardless of the setback, with so many young players at the position and one corner spot open, Jackson could vie for playing time if he impresses. The other factor is, of course, his special teams contributions. Jackson ran back a long kickoff last year for a touchdown and that's just another dimension of his game that might make him attractive.

Be sure to join Cardiac Hill's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @PittPantherBlog for our regular updates on Pitt football and basketball.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cardiac Hill

You must be a member of Cardiac Hill to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cardiac Hill. You should read them.

Join Cardiac Hill

You must be a member of Cardiac Hill to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cardiac Hill. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker