Browns claim Jackson Jeffcoat

AP

The Browns were awarded defensive end/outside linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat via waivers from the Redskins on Friday.

Jeffcoat played in nine games over two seasons for the Redskins and alternated between the practice squad and active roster as a rookie in 2014. He had an interception and a sack in three games as a rookie and a forced fumble in six games last season.

He was placed on injured reserve last November and waived earlier this week.

Jeffcoat, 24, was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and Ted Hendricks Award winner in 2013 at Texas. He signed with the Seahawks after going undrafted and was cut in training camp.

Jeffcoat is the son of former Cowboys defensive end Jim Jeffcoat.

13 responses to “Browns claim Jackson Jeffcoat

  1. I liked Jeffcoat when was with the Redskins. Best of luck in Cleveland. I hope the front office can get something going in Cleveland for you and the fans there.

  2. No doubt these young Jeffcoats, and Montanas, and Grimms get extra looks, camp invites and patience due to their pedigrees.
    But the downside comes with it, and it’s got to be tough, especially as a new young adult, realizing along with the sports world that you didn’t inherit all of dad’s rare talent.

    The ones who take it in stride and succeed in life despite the unpleasant surprise earn my respect, especially those who find other ways to remain with the sport they love, and appreciate being able to do so.

  3. darcrequiem says:
    Apr 15, 2016 5:41 PM

    I liked Jeffcoat when was with the Redskins. Best of luck in Cleveland. I hope the front office can get something going in Cleveland for you and the fans there.
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    I couldn’t agree more! I’d like to add, the fans in Cleveland have suffered enough over the years and it is now rebuilding time. I hope this player chips in for a lot of years for you.

  4. Wait a second. You mean to tell me that a major conference defensive player of the year with NFL bloodlines went undrafted? And said player was cut in training camp and has had to struggle and bounce around the league? This must have obviously been a case of discrimination and not based on his talent whatsoever. It’s the only explanation. THE ONLY EXPLANATION!

  5. A guy that’s played 9 games (not started) over 2 years (32 games), AND alternated between the practice squad and the active roster. (I’ll bet he was cheap, too)

    Yep, that’s the NFL version of “Money Ball.”

  6. Hey “oldcracker”..you do realize James Harrison was cut 3 times and went to be a force. Sometimes guys bloom (or find hgh) later than others

  7. wtfru2 says:
    Apr 15, 2016 6:06 PM
    darcrequiem says:
    Apr 15, 2016 5:41 PM

    I liked Jeffcoat when was with the Redskins. Best of luck in Cleveland. I hope the front office can get something going in Cleveland for you and the fans there.
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    I couldn’t agree more! I’d like to add, the fans in Cleveland have suffered enough over the years and it is now rebuilding time. I hope this player chips in for a lot of years for you.

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    Browns Backers Thank You

  8. This made me look up recent Big 12 DPOYs. Not many have made an impact in the NFL. Perhaps the skills needed to defend the wide open Big 12 offenses don’t translate to the pros.

    2015 Emmanuel Ogbah (tie) Oklahoma State
    Andrew Billings Baylor
    2014 Paul Dawson Texas Christian
    2013 Jackson Jeffcoat (tie) Texas
    Jason Verrett Texas Christian
    2012 Arthur Brow* Kansas State
    2011 A.J. Klein (tie) Iowa State
    Frank Alexander Oklahoma
    2010 Prince Amukamara Nebraska
    2009 Ndamukong Suh Nebraska
    2008 Brian Orakpo Texas
    2007 Jordon Dizon Colorado
    2006 Rufus Alexander (tie) Oklahoma
    Aaron Ross Texas
    2005 Nick Reid

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