Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks are re-signing defensive end Branden Jackson

Seattle Seahawks

Well, that did not last very long.

The Seattle Seahawks plan to re-sign veteran defensive end, Branden Jackson, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

Seattle released Jackson about a week ago when roster cuts were being made to get the roster down to 80 players. 

All team rosters have to be at 80 by Aug.16, if teams want to be able to work with their entire team at once in the early stages of training camp.

Jackson will re-sign under a different contract on Wednesday, once he has cleared COVID-19 testing protocols. 

In order to clear that, players have to have three negative tests before being allowed in the building.

In making this move, the Seahawks were also looking to save some money for themselves.

Jackson was due to make $2.13 million in 2020 if he made the roster.

Jackson will likely sign a deal with a lesser-overall value, saving the Seahawks some salary cap space. He could likely get a bonus of some sort as well. 

Last year, Jackson was on the field for a career-high 418 snaps. He appeared in all but one game, making three starts.