Will Kareem Jackson start at safety for the Houston Texans in 2017?
One of the biggest questions that everyone wants to know is whether or not the Texans will move veteran cornerback Kareem Jackson to safety this offseason.
No one knows what will happen yet, but it seems as though Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien is experimenting with the idea of having Jackson play safety in 2017.
Matt Hammond of CBS radio in Houston tweeted that Jackson has been working at safety during OTA’s this week.
"In case this is still a question, (because I’m still getting a ton of questions about it) yes, Kareem Jackson is taking snaps at safety."
With veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph still playing at a high level, Kevin Johnson expected to bounce back from an injury-shortened season in 2016 and Robert Nelson looking good, the Texans can afford to move Jackson to safety.
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John McClain of the Houston Chronicle mentioned earlier this offseason that he doesn’t believe Jackson will change positions.
"“I don’t think Kareem is going to be converted, I think he should be. But I think the fact that A.J. Bouye left and they will draft a safety and they might draft a corner and a safety. Remember Quiintin was signed off the street twice. And he did a great job working with John Butler, a terrific defensive backs coach. They did a good job with him and everyone is happy.”"
With the Texans deciding not to use an early draft pick on a safety in this year’s NFL draft, it looks like they’re turning to plan B after Quintin Demps signed with the Chicago Bears as a free agent.
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