And D’Qwell Jackson puffed.
In the end, however, he opted against blowing the house down.
In early March, agent Brian Mackler complained loudly to the Cleveland Plain Dealer regarding the contention that the team made promises to Jackson that hadn’t been kept. As the next few months unfolded, Jackson stayed away from all offseason activities.
But with the June 15 deadline threatening to take more than $1 million away from his pending tender offer, Jackson opted to suck it up and sign the one-year, $1.759 million contract, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
We’ve separately been told that Jackson’s gesture doesn’t mean only that he’s protecting his money. Instead, it’s our understanding he plans to move on from his claim that promises were broken, and he plans to focus on having a strong season as a member of the Browns.