Dane Jackson isn’t going to be Tre White, but he will look to fill void

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WHEC) — "He just needs to be Dane Jackson," Bills coach Sean McDermott said.

Jackson, a second-year cornerback out of Pittsburgh will be called upon to start in place of Tre White, who tore his ACL in Buffalo’s Thanksgiving Day win against the New Orleans Saints.

"You can’t replace a Tre White," McDermott said.

However, Jackson will have that role for the remainder of the season, as White will not be back at all in 2021-22.

"We’ve got a lot of confidence in Dane. Look, he’s going to get tested," McDermott said.

Jackson’s played in all 12 games for the Bills this season. He’s made 14 total tackles with three against New Orleans in reserve. White went down mid-game against the Saints, so Jackson played 36 snaps in coverage. Going forward, he’ll hold a much bigger role as a starter.