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CB Jackson in the fold for Pats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Cornerback Chevis Jackson was present in the Patriots' locker room this morning, as the team has signed the three-year veteran.

A corresponding roster move will have to be made for Jackson on the 53-man roster.

"We have a couple of personnel things; we'll announce them later on," coach Bill Belichick said this morning.

Jackson, 24, was a third-round pick of the Falcons in 2008. In two seasons in Atlanta, Jackson played in 31 games, starting three, and returned his only interception 95 yards for a touchdown in 2008. He was released by the Falcons during final cuts this season and later spent five weeks in Jacksonville before being waived on Nov. 17. The Patriots worked him out last week.

The Patriots have been dressing just three cornerbacks on game days, with Jonathan Wilhite sidelined with a hip injury. The corresponding roster move is likely to be placing a player on injured reserve.