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Browns will franchise D’Qwell Jackson if they don’t sign him first

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Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson won’t be going anywhere.

The Browns have already decided that they’ll place the franchise tag on Jackson if they’re unable to sign him to a long-term contract, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

That’s a sign of just how important Jackson was to the Browns’ defense last season, and that’s an extraordinary accomplishment: In 2009, Jackson suffered a torn left pectoral muscle, causing him to miss the final 10 games of the season, and in training camp in 2010, Jackson suffered a torn right pectoral muscle, causing him to miss the entire season. At that point, people didn’t know if Jackson would be able to make it back in 2012 at all, let alone make it back and be one of the best linebackers in the league.

Jackson came in second to Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in comeback player of the year voting.

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14 Responses to “Browns will franchise D’Qwell Jackson if they don’t sign him first”
  1. Ricardo Grande says: Feb 17, 2012 3:53 PM

    It certainly didn’t hurt that the Browns’ two tackles were routinely double-teamed, giving D’Qwell the opportunity to do his thang…

    Dude is a BEAST!

  2. blacknole08 says: Feb 17, 2012 3:57 PM

    D’Qwell Jackson is soooooo underraed and would be a house-hold name/multiple pro-bowler if he didn’t play for the Browns

  3. blacknole08 says: Feb 17, 2012 3:57 PM

    Underrated sorry

  4. str8cashhomey says: Feb 17, 2012 4:09 PM

    i guess Tony Romo doesnt exist.

  5. emmac13 says: Feb 17, 2012 4:19 PM

    He has a great motor and lots of heart. He is a team player.

  6. 4512dawg4512 says: Feb 17, 2012 4:28 PM

    Thats good news, glad to hear it.

  7. rowdymon says: Feb 17, 2012 5:02 PM

    He ripped both pectoral muscles in consecutive years and came back even stronger. Nothing but respect for this guy. This is someone you build a D around.

  8. mdagnew1 says: Feb 17, 2012 5:55 PM

    A. He’s a Terp
    B. He wears 52

    Does it really surprise you?

  9. stuartscottsgooglyeye says: Feb 17, 2012 6:54 PM

    1-1 odds Dawson get’s the tag again if D’qwell signs a deal.

  10. mrbigass says: Feb 17, 2012 8:18 PM

    And tamponing will be rampant as well……

  11. upyoursnfu says: Feb 17, 2012 10:03 PM

    Who????

  12. bensstinkyfingers says: Feb 18, 2012 12:07 AM

    D’Qwell MotheF’in Jackson fool, The bestlinebacker in the AFC North ! Good move Brownies! Superbowl 2014!

  13. hikohadon says: Feb 18, 2012 12:20 AM

    Who????
    ______________

    Sorry, you’re in the wrong place; the English Football Forum is up the road.

  14. dawglbfan says: Feb 18, 2012 9:35 PM

    No Tony Romo doesn’t exist. Not when you know Jackson’s story or watched him play.

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