Thursday, July 28, 2011

Brandon Jackson goes to Browns

Green Bay Packers veteran third-down running back and unrestricted free agent, Brandon Jackson, has signed a two-year contract worth $4.5 million with the Cleveland Browns according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Given the return of Ryan Grant, the emergence last season of James Starks, and the drafting of Hawaii running back Alex Green, it was almost a given that Jackson might look for a deal elsewhere. He always wanted to be an every-down back, and had been given the opportunity to be just that in Green Bay on occasion, but was best suited to protecting Aaron Rodgers in third down pass blocking situations and to being a relief valve in the passing game.

With the drafting of a few receivers and tight ends who could fill Jackson's shoes as an H-back in specific situations, Jackson's role in the offense might very well have been diminished. The Packers obviously were thinking much the same thing.

Thank you, Mr. Jackson for your good and valuable service to the Green Bay Packers. Good luck in Cleveland.

Spitz heading to Jacksonville
There is further late breaking news this evening that C Jason Spitz has signed a multi-year deal with the Jaguars. Thanks and good luck, Mr. Spitz.

More departures and signings expected...hard to keep up! But we'll do our best.