OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Asa Jackson is trying to earn a starting cornerback spot with the Baltimore Ravens this summer after being suspended in each of the past two seasons.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh says Jackson has "really dedicated himself to all the little things it takes to play the position."
Jackson would prefer conversations about him to focus on how he plays as a defensive back or punt returner rather than his two suspensions.
After being drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 draft out of Cal Poly, Jackson missed four games that year and eight last season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Those suspensions limited Jackson to a total of only seven games played in his first two years - with one tackle. Now he wants to start.
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