Signed in January after a season out of the NFL, he has experience returning kicks and could help in that area.
His versatility has kept him on the 53-man roster for most of the last two seasons, but this feel-good story might have reached its end.
A late season addition to the practice squad, he was signed to a reserve/future contract in January.
Will the five-year, $51 million deal he inked in March make Jackson a happy camper and compel him to catch balls over the middle? Time will tell.
Drafted in the sixth round by the 49ers a year ago, he spent most of last season on the practice squad.
If it weren't for shoulder/hamstring injuries that kept him out of three games, Maclin would have likely gone over 1,000 yards receiving for the first time in his career.
- Jeff McLane
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