The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Green Bay Packers finalized a trade today with safety Anthony Smith going to the Packers in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick. In addition, the Jaguars signed third-year cornerback Chevis Jackson.
Jackson, 5-11, 194, has played in 31 games with four starts since entering the league as a third-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons in 2008. He spent the 2010 preseason with the Falcons before he was waived during final cuts. He has totaled 64 career tackles along with one interception and seven passes defensed. As a rookie Jackson made his only career interception and returned it 95 yards for a touchdown against New Orleans on Nov. 9, 2008.
A native of Mobile, Ala., Jackson was a three-year starter at Louisiana State where he was regarded as one of the nation's top cornerbacks. He finished his career with 142 tackles, eight interceptions, eight tackles for loss and 36 passes defensed. As a senior, he picked off a career-high five passes.
Smith was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on Nov. 7, 2009 and played in 13 games for the club the last two seasons including three this season. He spent the 2009 preseason with the Packers.
Jackson will wear jersey number 26.