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D’Qwell Jackson looking for “more stability” after leaving Cleveland

D'Qwell Jackson, Joe Haden, Mike Wallace AP

D’Qwell Jackson wants to go “somewhere else where there’s a little bit more stability and a situation that’s a little bit better for me,” he said after he was cut by the Browns on Wednesday.

Jackson told Northeast Ohio Media Group that he was “more than willing to restructure,” but he and the Browns couldn’t come up with a contract that both sides thought would work.

In Jackson’s eight seasons with the Browns, there hasn’t been much stability in Cleveland. They’ve gone from Romeo Crennel to Eric Mangini to Pat Shurmur to Rob Chudzinski to Mike Pettine as head coach, and never made the playoffs. Still, Jackson said he would have enjoyed staying in Cleveland and trying to turn things around, if they had been able to agree to a contract.

“I gave Cleveland everything I had,” Jackson said. “This time around I have a chance to choose where I want to go. I’ve saved my money and it’s time for me to experience something different. I hate to say it, but I think it was necessary.”

Jackson may not be a free agent for long, as he has reportedly scheduled a visit with another team today.

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22 Responses to “D’Qwell Jackson looking for “more stability” after leaving Cleveland”
  1. donmcg2012 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:47 AM

    Sorry to se you go D’Qwell. But under the circumstances can’t blame you. Thanks for a great 8 years.

  2. thebirdsareback says: Feb 27, 2014 6:47 AM

    Take the art Modell express down to baltimore and we’ll show you what a real franchise looks like. And a real defense for that matter.

  3. doall24 says: Feb 27, 2014 7:01 AM

    go get him ted thompson!!!!

  4. dlbpatsfan says: Feb 27, 2014 7:14 AM

    The Patriots have that “stability” that you’re looking for.

  5. pabrownsfan says: Feb 27, 2014 7:25 AM

    I hate to see you go D’Qwell. You were one of the few bright spots during your time here. Good luck to you where ever you go.

  6. johnmaddenslovechild says: Feb 27, 2014 7:48 AM

    Bucs please.. Your a beast and could use you

  7. therealbillybuffalo says: Feb 27, 2014 8:01 AM

    Please come to Buffalo.

    Signed,

    Every Bills Fan Everywhere.

  8. acanniv says: Feb 27, 2014 8:06 AM

    Good Morning, Mr. Jackson. John Elway here…

  9. adlent says: Feb 27, 2014 8:08 AM

    You can’t win much with 5 head coaches in 8 years.

  10. gloomysmitty says: Feb 27, 2014 8:09 AM

    Eagles

  11. pdmjr says: Feb 27, 2014 8:15 AM

    If he could tackle he would be more stable

  12. gotitan says: Feb 27, 2014 8:31 AM

    Mr. Jackson, welcome to Tennessee.

    -Ray Horton

  13. buffalo12thman says: Feb 27, 2014 8:49 AM

    I thought maybe the Bills would be smart and make a serious play for him.

    But then he started talking about wanting stability, something new, etc. which I’m assuming means playoff football. So there goes THAT pipe dream.

  14. dacoach333 says: Feb 27, 2014 10:25 AM

    Chicago has what you’re looking for DQ

  15. pioniere says: Feb 27, 2014 10:28 AM

    Mike Pettine, welcome to the Factory of Sadness!

  16. thatoneguyfromyouknow says: Feb 27, 2014 10:32 AM

    Don’t know if it’s being considered but would love to see him in Minny. I can’t see is doing a Cleveland and firing our coach after one season. Unfortunate to see Cleveland sports loose another good player on one of their teams.

  17. seatownballers says: Feb 27, 2014 10:34 AM

    Every team wants him but Cleveland?

  18. timbuttrum says: Feb 27, 2014 12:27 PM

    So much for coming to Washington

  19. indians4evr says: Feb 27, 2014 12:35 PM

    I wonder if Carolina will take the number 4 pick for Kuechly? They can draft Sammy Watkins and the Browns can get the Linebacker that should have been here all along.

  20. urbusted2 says: Feb 27, 2014 12:47 PM

    The Browns may pick a linebacker at 26, not 4.

  21. usher716 says: Feb 27, 2014 12:52 PM

    So really if he’s looking for some more stability, he can to any team in the league that’s not the Browns.

  22. titansfan12 says: Feb 27, 2014 1:06 PM

    Ray Horton might like him in Tennessee. Our coach just got a 5 year deal!

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