Jackson Signs One-Year Contract With San Francisco 49ers

Jackson Signs One-Year Contract With San Francisco 49ers

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Former Cal Poly cornerback Asa Jackson has signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

To make room on the roster, the 49ers waived Zach Franklin, who sustained an ankle injury during the first week of training camp.

Jackson, 27, was on the Baltimore Ravens when they squared off against San Francisco in Super Bowl XLVII.

Jackson was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL draft from Cal Poly. The Sacramento native has appeared in 22 games and made eight starts during his five seasons.

Jackson spent his first four years with Baltimore before joining the Lions for last season. He logged 34 tackles and four passes broken up for his career. He played four games with the Lions last season, and has also spent time with the Giants, Bengals, and Cardinals.

In 18 career games (six starts) with the Ravens, Jackson totaled 27 total tackles (22 solo), one tackle for loss and three pass defenses.

Jackson was waived by the Ravens after the final preseason game in 2015. The New York Giants claimed Jackson off waivers but he was waived two days later. Baltimore signed Jackson to the practice squad and he was re-signed to the active roster in October. He was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury and was waived off injured reserve in mid-November.

The Cincinnati Bengals signed Jackson to the practice squad in November 2015. Jackson signed a futures contract with Arizona in January 2016 and signed with the Lions last December.

Jackson appeared in 43 games (42 starts) at Cal Poly and totaled 199 tackles, 40 passes defensed, eight interceptions, three forced fumbles and one sack. He was a four-time first-team All-Great West Conference honoree from 2008-11, including Freshman Player of the Year honors in 2008. 

Jackson intercepted two passes in each season with the Mustangs. In his senior campaign (2011), he had 54 tackles (31 solo) with two interceptions, both returned for touchdowns, and seven pass breakups.

Photos above of Asa Jackson courtesy of Getty Images and Associated Press