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Detroit Lions running back Justin Jackson officially retired from the NFL, the team announced Thursday. He spent five years in the league, most notably for the Los Angeles Chargers before he spent the 2022 season with the Lions.
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Jackson played a mostly as a backup for Austin Ekeler or Melvin Gordon during his four years with the Chargers. He rushed 206 times for 1,040 yards and four touchdowns in 43 games. Jackson added 65 receptions for 508 yards during his time in Los Angeles.
He played behind D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams during his lone season with the Lions where he wracked up 170 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown as well as 12 receptions for 102 yards and one score. Jackson re-signed this offseason to be the backup for David Montgomery and 2023 first-round pick Jahmyr Gibbs.
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