The Miami Dolphins announced that they have activated rookie LT Austin Jackson off their injured reserve and promoted WR Kirk Merritt from the practice squad.
We have activated tackle Austin Jackson off injured reserve and elevated wide receiver Kirk Merritt as a COVID-19 replacement.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 7, 2020
The Dolphins designated Jackson as a player to return from injured reserve earlier this week.
Jackson, 21, was a two-year starter at USC and was a first-team All Pac 12 selection before being selected with the No. 18 pick in the draft by the Dolphins. He agreed to a four-year, $13,640,349 rookie contract that includes a $7,480,254 signing bonus.
The contract includes a fifth-year for the Dolphins to pick up for the 2024 season.
In 2020, Jackson has started four games for the Dolphins at left tackle.