He's a new Packer, but he made an immediate impact. Grady Jackson played about 30 snaps, and spent a number of those snaps visiting the Eagles backfield. Matt Tevsh spoke to the Packers new DT about his debut...
Defensive tackle Grady Jackson
, signed just days before Monday night's
game, made a good first impression with the Packers. He participated on over 30
snaps from scrimmage, and was in the Eagles' backfield on a number of plays.
"I thought he demonstrated some pass rush ability, and also solidified
some things inside," said Sherman. "I thought both he and Gilbert played fairly
Jackson finished with four tackles and one-half sack, when he teamed with
fellow defensive tackle Larry Smith to bring down Donovan McNabb for an
eight-yard loss in the first quarter.
"I felt pretty good, but I know I can get better," said Jackson. "It's
just something I need to get used to."
Playing primarily alongside Cletidus Hunt and Smith, the 330-plus pound
Jackson also lined up next to Gilbert Brown in a goal line situation early in
the fourth quarter.
Jackson was signed by the Packers on waivers from New Orleans on Nov. 4.
He fell out of favor with coach Jim Haslett because of his lack of
conditioning. The Packers placed defensive tackle Rod Walker (knee and shoulder) on
injured reserve to make room for Jackson.