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Browns sign D’Qwell Jackson to new deal

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The annual Scouting Combine and Free Agent Meat Market has produced another new contract.

Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, who should have been the 2011 Comeback Player of the Year under the usual definition of the term, will be coming back to the Browns next season, and presumably beyond.

The Browns have announced that the team has finalized an extension with Jackson.  A press conference will be held at 3:00 p.m. ET on Monday.

Jackson started 16 games in 2011.  He missed 10 games in 2009 with a torn right pectoral muscle and all of 2010 with a torn pec on the left side.  The Browns would have used the franchise tag on Jackson, absent a new deal.  Now, the Browns can use the tag on someone else.  Candidates include running back Peyton Hillis and kicker Phil Dawson.

UPDATE 2:10 p.m. ET:  Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that it’s a five-year, $42.5 million deal with $19 million in “guaranteed money and roster bonuses.”  We’ll decipher that once we get a look at the full deal, which surely will contain protections for the Browns in light of his injury history.

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34 Responses to “Browns sign D’Qwell Jackson to new deal”
  1. funnyfootballguy says: Feb 27, 2012 2:07 PM

    Love D’Qwell, hope those pecs hold up for the Browns sake, thats a big contract

  2. brownshonk says: Feb 27, 2012 2:07 PM

    Great move by the browns… This guy is so underrated in the NFL because of the team he plays for unfortunately. Put this guy on the Giants, Dallas, or some other high profile team he is a perennial pro-bowler (when he isn’t missing the season)

  3. medtxpack says: Feb 27, 2012 2:10 PM

    I really want the Browns to be good. Just so i can tell my grandchildren i saw them play well once.

  4. doggpound4ever says: Feb 27, 2012 2:15 PM

    He is a Beast. good job he is important to our defense. Go Browns

  5. whatnojets says: Feb 27, 2012 2:19 PM

    What??? No Manning posts in the last three hours!!! What is going on here!?! Get with the program!

  6. cbusbrownie says: Feb 27, 2012 2:19 PM

    One day at time, 1 player at a time. That’s how this and every off-season should go. Now go get Phil for 3 more years, crap or get off the pot with Hillis and move forward. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT Tag Hillis.
    You send the wrong message to this young team.

  7. jacunn2000 says: Feb 27, 2012 2:20 PM

    Good for the Browns!! But who names their child D’Quell though??

  8. AlanSaysYo says: Feb 27, 2012 2:21 PM

    This will get thumbs-downed to death, but I had D’Qwell Jackson on my fantasy defense last season and he routinely outscored running backs. Glad to see him staying in Cleveland where he will presumably, ahem, keep tackling a lot.

  9. howmanyringsyourteamgot says: Feb 27, 2012 2:23 PM

    Only tag Hillis is gonna get is a clearance tag

  10. blacknole08 says: Feb 27, 2012 2:26 PM

    Browns are gonna build the defense around Jackson. Just hope he can stay healthy.

  11. chc4 says: Feb 27, 2012 2:26 PM

    Franchise tag for Hillis? Uh I don’t think so.

  12. cbusbrownie says: Feb 27, 2012 2:26 PM

    And by the way Big Show, if the coy way your are posturing the Browns nationally is just to keep the Browns under the RGIII radar, great. But come April 26th when Goodell goes to the podium to announce the trade with St.L, the next words out of his mouth better be “And with the second pick of the 2012 Draft, the Cleveland Browns select, from Baylor Robert Griffin III.” or our Browns will wade in the muck of the NFL North for years to come.
    AFC N DC’s would hate preparing for RGIII the next 10-12 years……bout damn time.

  13. clayton43 says: Feb 27, 2012 2:30 PM

    Alot of money for a guy who only played one good year due to injury issues…Hope he can hold up.

  14. BrownsTown says: Feb 27, 2012 2:31 PM

    Holmgren’s Flynn fund takes a hit. Jackson is worth the gamble. I would let Hillis go.

  15. dixon29 says: Feb 27, 2012 2:32 PM

    DQ deserves this. The guy was an animal last year and he loves Cleveland and wants to play there. Can’t ask for anything more.

  16. ravensfan4life52 says: Feb 27, 2012 2:35 PM

    The Browns don’t have a whole lot of extremely talented and solid players on their roster (not trying to talk trash, just being honest), but this guy is definitely one of them. Nicely done Browns. I hope you guys get RG3 and sign Mike Wallace so that we can all beat up on the Steelers and drive them into the cellar where they belong.

  17. warriors4u says: Feb 27, 2012 2:42 PM

    Nice! This will hopefully let potential free agents know that the Browns are willing to pay them if they perform with their body and not their mouth. Good job D’Qwell!

  18. bjtmeyer says: Feb 27, 2012 2:42 PM

    Woohoo!

  19. ytownie says: Feb 27, 2012 2:45 PM

    Sweet for D’Qwell–congrats guy! But, please don’t use the frachise tag on Hillis. $8 million + is too much for a guy who is too slow, hurt too much, fumbles too much, and had too much drama. If we can’t get RGIII lets go for Richardson.

  20. 49erlifer says: Feb 27, 2012 2:46 PM

    And he’s worth every penny! In my opinion the second best mlb in the league behind patrick willis of course.

  21. purplekoolaid1 says: Feb 27, 2012 2:47 PM

    Really good football player right there.

  22. rickastleydancemoves says: Feb 27, 2012 2:52 PM

    And nobody outside Cleveland gives a good got damn.

  23. couldntthinkofaname says: Feb 27, 2012 2:52 PM

    Phil Savage didn’t have many great draft picks there, but he nailed it with D’Qwell. Hope he stays healthy.

  24. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Feb 27, 2012 2:58 PM

    Yea Terp

  25. emmac13 says: Feb 27, 2012 3:02 PM

    Sweet. Browns keep a great team player. Plus they still have the tag to use. I say tag Hillis. I love Dawson but the price is to steep.

  26. whatnojets says: Feb 27, 2012 3:03 PM

    whatnojets says:
    Feb 27, 2012 2:19 PM
    What??? No Manning posts in the last three hours!!! What is going on here!?! Get with the program!

    Ok- what jerk posted the above…….oh wait a minute, I posted that……

  27. ingraven says: Feb 27, 2012 3:04 PM

    Congrats D’Qwell,,,coming from a Ravens fan,,,you deserve it

  28. slowclyde86 says: Feb 27, 2012 3:52 PM

    rickastleydancemoves says: Feb 27, 2012 2:52 PM

    And nobody outside Cleveland gives a good got damn.

    —-

    Says the guy who saw the headline, clicked to open it, read it and posted to it.

  29. tr975 says: Feb 27, 2012 4:12 PM

    ravensfan4life52 says:
    “The Browns don’t have a whole lot of extremely talented and solid players on their roster (not trying to talk trash, just being honest), but this guy is definitely one of them. Nicely done Browns.”
    ————–
    And this just goes to show why trading away multiple picks to move up and get Griffin would be detrimental to the Browns. The Rams are getting more and more outrageous in their demands for picks it seems, wanting the Browns’ 2 1st round picks, a 2nd or 3rd this year, possibly a 2nd or 3rd next year, and a late round pick, maybe a 5th (perhaps not all of these in one trade, but a majority of them in different combinations). If they make that trade, how can they add anything to help Griffin?
    ————–
    ravensfan4life52 says:
    “I hope you guys get RG3 and sign Mike Wallace so that we can all beat up on the Steelers and drive them into the cellar where they belong.”
    ————–
    Unfortunately, they wouldn’t be able to do that. It is looking more and more likely that to get Griffin, the Browns would have to trade the #4 pick (among a multitude of others) to move up. In order to sign Wallace away from Pittsburgh, they would have to surrender that same #4 pick. They couldn’t use the #22 pick because it’s not the Browns’ original 1st round pick, it was acquired in trade. They could do a sign-and-trade, but I doubt Pittsburgh would take that low of a pick to send a player to a division rival. In order for it to work, the offer sheet would have to be one where the Steelers cannot match it and have to accept whatever pick that team has. As much as it pains me to say this, the Ravens actually have a better chance at doing this than the Browns do.

  30. dawglbfan says: Feb 27, 2012 4:59 PM

    Yeah he got ripped not winning comeback player of the year. But he’ll get his due as soon as the offense can score more than 13 points a game.

    Truly on of the top 5 Most under rated players of the NFL.

  31. ravensfan4life52 says: Feb 27, 2012 5:02 PM

    @tr975

    You guys might not have to trade up to get him. If you do have to trade up to get him then of course you wouldn’t give up that much, but if he slides down to you guys you should definitely take him. Forgot you would have to give up the early pick to sign Wallace, but still if you guys could draft RG3 and sign one of the many free agent WR’s like V-Jax or Desean or whoever your WR of choice is and have a solid draft with your like 50 picks you have after the Julio Jones trade then you guys could be a force to be reckoned with in a couple of years.

  32. jtk1985 says: Feb 27, 2012 5:13 PM

    Did I really see someone say that DQ has only had 1 good year? In the 4 seasons he played 10+ games he had 90+ tackles in each. This was his 3rd 100+ tackle season and 2nd 150+ tackle season.

    His rookie year he played 13 games and had 93 tackles, so say he plays the 3 he missed and thats another 100 tackle season. The only thing that stops DQ is his body breaking down on him. When healthy he is simply a tackling machine.

  33. tr975 says: Feb 27, 2012 5:48 PM

    ravensfan4life52 says:

    @tr975

    You guys might not have to trade up to get him. If you do have to trade up to get him then of course you wouldn’t give up that much, but if he slides down to you guys you should definitely take him. Forgot you would have to give up the early pick to sign Wallace, but still if you guys could draft RG3 and sign one of the many free agent WR’s like V-Jax or Desean or whoever your WR of choice is and have a solid draft with your like 50 picks you have after the Julio Jones trade then you guys could be a force to be reckoned with in a couple of years.
    ———————-
    I am kind of getting a sense that if the Browns sign Matt Flynn or another QB during free agency and, in effect, decide to pass on Griffin, the #4 pick becomes the spot to trade up to, not #2 or #3. Every other team out there knows that it is very unlikely that the Rams or Vikings will take Griffin themselves and it will be a lot cheaper to move up to #4 than it would be #2 or #3.

    If the Rams only want to trade with Cleveland in order to have a shot at Kalil or Blackmon, then Cleveland ought to offer a trade of #4 for #2 only, just swap those two picks, nothing else involved. If that’s what the Rams want so badly, then the Browns hold all the cards.

    If some other team moves up ahead of the Browns to take Griffin, the very next second I am betting they are on the phone to Jacksonville at #7 to see if they want to move up to #4 to get Morris Claiborne.

    To me, the Browns seem to be in the most advantageous position, regardless of what may happen with Griffin. If he falls, they can get him at #4; if another team trades ahead of them, they can move down and acquire more picks; if they sign a QB and Griffin falls, they can take him or offer their pick to the teams wanting a QB and get more picks. The only way I see the Browns “losing” in this scenario is shipping multiple picks to the Rams to move up.

  34. texline1 says: Feb 28, 2012 5:46 AM

    ytownie says ” sweet for D’Qwell–congrats guy! But, please don’t use the frachise tag on Hillis. $8 million + is too much for a guy who is too slow, hurt too much, ”
    Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn’t Jackson hurt for 2 seasons in a row? But 42 mil isn’t to much for him? On a defense ranked almost last against the run, the middle linebacker is worth 42 million? Seems like you may have let your ill feelings toward Hillis override your fiscal sense.

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