FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots waived rookie safety Keon Jackson today. New England had signed him as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2006.
Jackson, 23, attended the University of Toledo, where he was a four-year starter. The 5-foot-11-inch, 206-pound strong safety recorded 283 career tackles and 10 interceptions for the Rockets. He returned four of his 10 career interceptions for touchdowns and was named first team All-Mid American Conference as a senior in 2005.