Why D’Qwell Jackson May No Longer Fit the Cleveland Browns’ Defense

June 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Much has been made recently of the situation involving the five unsigned restricted free agents of the Cleveland Browns.
Safety Abram Elam, RB Jerome Harrison, FB Lawrence Vickers, and LBs D'Qwell Jackson and Matt Roth were all given a second round tender by Browns management.
The players have until June 15th to sign their tenders. So far none have signed while Jackson Roth and Elam decided to boycott mandatory mini camp.
The three defenders have all been vocal about seeking long term contract extensions and appear poised for a hold out.
Elam and Roth are entering just their second seasons in Cleveland. Jackson, meanwhile, has been a defensive leader for the Browns for the past four years and is the teams leading tackler over that span.
So why do the Browns seem so unwilling to negotiate with D'Qwell Jackson? Simply put, he may no longer seem to be a good fit for the team, making him expendable.
The front office of the Cleveland Browns, led by ne...

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