The Bengals have declared William Jackson III out with a right shoulder injury.
Injury Update: CB William Jackson III has been declared out with a right shoulder injury.— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) December 22, 2019
On a jump ball against Devante Parker, Jackson had his shoulder rolled up and left the field afterwards. He did not return and for good reason.
Jackson did not have his best game, specifically against Parker. The fifth-year receiver caught a long pass off of a hail mary and a touchdown earlier in the game against the Bengals’ starting cornerback.
With McRae already out, that leaves Darqueze Dennard, B.W. Webb, Darius Phillips and Greg Mabin left at the cornerback position. Phillips has since replaced Jackson at cornerback, who is playing significant snaps at the position for the first time since returning to the team off of the Reserve/Injured list a few weeks ago. He even intercepted Ryan Fitzpatrick on one of his first drives out there.
With Phillips in for the struggling Jackson, maybe the Bengals can make a respectable stand in the second half.