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William Jackson III Heading Back to AFC North in Trade to Steelers

Isaiah De Los Santos
Cornerback William Jackson III is returning to the AFC North after being traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Cornerback William Jackson III is returning to the AFC North after being traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers. / (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
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It was clear the Washington Commanders were shopping cornerback William Jackson III in the days leading up to the NFL trade deadline. Jackson just never fully meshed with the team after leaving the Cincinnati Bengals and signing with Washington in free agency.

Now it turns out Jackson is headed back to the AFC North.

The veteran CB is being traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The final terms of the deal are still being worked out, but it'll involve late-round draft picks.

This move affords Jackson a fresh start in familiar territory. He played against the Steelers for the first four seasons of his career in Cincinnati, appearing in eight games against his new squad and recording 18 combined tackles.

It's notable Jackson ends up in Pittsburgh, since that's where he could've landed in the 2016 NFL draft. The CB was likely headed to the Steelers with the No. 25 selection, but the Bengals stole him at No. 24.

Jackson hasn't played since Week 5 of this season due to his falling out with the Commanders. He's recorded 2 passes defensed and 1 tackle for loss across four starts this year.

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