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Brandon Jackson | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 215
College: Nebraska
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Free agent RB Brandon Jackson wants to play in the NFL this season.
Jackson, 29 in October, was out of the league last season after two injury-riddled years with the Browns. He has just eight carries for 54 yards since the end of the 2010 season, but was a versatile back for Green Bay early in his career. As much as Jackson may want back in the league, he's at or near the end of the line. Wed, Aug 20, 2014 06:48:00 PM

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Free agent RB Brandon Jackson worked out for the Bucs.

Fellow free-agent running backs Delone Carter and Darius Reynaud were also in attendance. It could be a sign the Bucs are preparing to be without Doug Martin (shoulder) the rest of the season. More than likely, Tampa is just seeing what these guys have to offer. Jackson, 28, is nearing the end.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 01:15:00 PM

Browns released RB Brandon Jackson.

Jackson, 28 in October, just isn't very talented, and the Browns see more potential in UDFAs Dennis Johnson and Bobby Rainey. Look for Chris Ogbonnaya to be Trent Richardson's top backup. Jackson is now a free agent.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 02:53:00 PM

Browns RB Brandon Jackson is officially Trent Richardson's backup.

Coach Rob Chudzinski offered Jackson a very mild endorsement after Montario Hardesty landed on injured reserve Tuesday. "Brandon is a reliable guy. I have no issues with Brandon." Newly anointed FB Chris Ogbonnaya could also get carries behind T-Rich. Rather than waste a roster spot on Jackson's 3.9 career yards per carry average, Richardson owners would be best off not handcuffing their RB1 despite his injury history.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 10:17:00 PM

Browns OC Norv Turner mentioned Brandon Jackson as a candidate to replace Dion Lewis (fractured fibula) as Cleveland's No. 2 back.

Injury machine Montario Hardesty and FB/TB Chris Ogbonnaya are the other candidates to replace Lewis. Ultimately, it's a handcuff situation to avoid for drafters of Trent Richardson. The duo or trio would likely play in a heavy rotation were T-Rich to get hurt. Turner praised Ogbonnaya as a "third-down back."
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 01:30:00 PM

Browns re-signed RB Brandon Jackson to a one-year contract.

Jackson, 27, signed a two-year, $4.5 million deal with the Browns prior to 2011, but he only appeared in two games for the team. He battled turf toe in his first season and was a healthy scratch for much of 2012. Jackson will compete with Montario Hardesty, Dion Lewis, and Chris Ogbonnaya for backup duties.
Thu, May 16, 2013 05:05:00 PM

Impending free agent RB Brandon Jackson is not expected back with the Browns.

Jackson was a free-agent bust after inking a two-year, $4.5 million deal prior to the 2011 season. He missed the entire first season due to turf toe, and in 2012, Jackson was a regular inactive, appearing in just two games. The Browns are said to be looking for a change-of-pace back in the draft or free agency.
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 09:14:00 AM

In addition to CB Joe Haden, the Browns declared RB Brandon Jackson, S Raymond Ventrone, CB Dimitri Patterson, FB Owen Marecic, DT Ronnie Cameron, and OG Jarrod Shaw inactive for Week 11.

Buster Skrine will start in place of Haden. Sheldon Brown will be the Browns' right cornerback. The nickel back will be Arizona rookie Trevin Wade.
Sun, Nov 18, 2012 11:55:00 AM

Brandon Jackson was a healthy scratch in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

Chris Ogbonnaya took over third-down duties and Montario Hardesty was the backup. There's no real handcuff here for Trent Richardson owners.
Sun, Sep 16, 2012 11:26:00 PM

Browns declared RB Brandon Jackson, WR Jordan Norwood, S Ray Ventrone, LBs James-Michael Johnson and Tank Carder, and OL Oniel Cousins inactive for Week 2 against the Bengals.

Jackson is a mild surprise after being the third-down back in Week 1. Chris Ogbonnaya and Montario Hardesty will back up Trent Richardson. Johnson is out with a rib injury.
Sun, Sep 16, 2012 11:48:00 AM

Brandon Jackson did not record a carry in the Browns' Week 1 loss to the Eagles.

Trent Richardson surprisingly went the distance as the sole ball carrier on early downs. Jackson was limited exclusively to third downs, chipping in two catches for 20 yards on four targets. If Richardson were to go down at some point, he'd share the workload with Montario Hardesty.
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 07:28:00 PM

ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi believes that Brandon Jackson has "got to be" the No. 2 running back behind Trent Richardson.

The No. 2 running back position has been up for debate all preseason, with Montario Hardesty flashing early and Jackson coming on late in camp. Hardesty couldn't hold onto the rock in game action and Jackson is a superior pass protector, so signs do point to Jackson having a grasp on the job. Either way, if you're handcuffing Richardson with one of these two, then you're in trouble. There are far better options.
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 09:59:00 PM

The Akron Beacon-Journal confirms Brandon Jackson is a "serious threat" to Montario Hardesty's No. 2 job.

Hardesty created buzz early in camp, but killed it in the preseason by losing two fumbles and plodding to just 97 yards on his 30 carries. He failed to make a catch. Jackson, meanwhile, took the rock 34 times for 135 yards, and added four grabs for 26 yards. It's quite possible Jackson is indeed ready to pass Hardesty on the depth chart, but Trent Richardson owners would probably do well to avoid the situation altogether and look outside Cleveland for higher-quality RB4/5s.
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 09:27:00 AM

ESPN Cleveland believes Brandon Jackson may have "stolen" the No. 2 running back job from Montario Hardesty.

Hardesty had a rough month. In four preseason games, he rushed 30 times for just 92 yards (3.2 YPC) and lost two fumbles. Jackson picked up 135 yards and 34 carries (4.0 YPC), added a touchdown and didn't fumble at all. If Trent Richardson (knee) can't play in Week 1, we're likely looking at some kind of committee.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 08:36:00 AM

After Montario Hardesty fumbled in a second straight preseason game, Brandon Jackson opened Sunday's Browns practice with the first-team offense.

The first-team back will be Trent Richardson once he's healthy, but the No. 2 job is up for ongoing battle. Hardesty is a much better runner than Jackson, but the latter has proven to be more reliable and versatile. Either way, the Browns' running game would surely struggle if Richardson suffered another injury.
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 02:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1B.J. Coleman
2Josh Portis
3David Carr
4Rex Grossman
5Vince Young
6Brady Quinn
7Kevin Kolb
8Caleb Hanie
9Curtis Painter
10John Skelton
11Pat White
12John Parker Wilson
13Trent Edwards
14Jerrod Johnson
15Adam Weber
16Pat Devlin
17Nate Enderle
18Nick Stephens
19Tyler Wilson
20Ryan Katz
21Colby Cameron
22Kyle Padron
23James Vandenberg
24Mike Hermann
25Nathan Stanley
26Dalton Williams
27Matt Brown
28Caleb TerBush
29Tim Jenkins
30Dayne Crist
31Brett Smith
32James Franklin
33Jordan Rodgers
34Brendon Kay
35Logan Kilgore
36Chase Rettig
37Tommy Rees
38Brock Jensen
39Kory Faulkner
40Alex Carder
41Keith Price
42Collin Klein
43Rusty Smith
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Brandon Jackson
5D.J. Ware
6Chris Johnson
7Ryan Torain
8Beanie Wells
9Andre Brown
10Jalen Parmele
11Peyton Hillis
12BenJarvus Green-Ellis
13Jamie Harper
14Chris Rainey
15Terrance Ganaway
16Alvester Alexander
17Jewel Hampton
18Zach Brown
19Evan Royster
20Ronnie Wingo
21D.J. Harper
22Lance Ball
23Ray Rice
24Isaac Redman
25Mikel Leshoure
26Alex Green
27Michael Bush
28Tim Cornett
29Stephen Houston
30Brandon Saine
31Armond Smith
32Derrick Strozier
33David Fluellen
34Roy Finch
35Tim Flanders
36Jordan Lynch
37Delone Carter
38Javarris James
39Josh Vaughan
40Darren Evans
41Jordan Roberts
42Orwin Smith
43Kapri Bibbs
44Deonte Williams
45Bradley Randle
46Quentin Hines
47De'Leon Eskridge
48Anthony Allen
49Damien Berry
50Richard Murphy
51William Powell
52Cierre Wood
53Stefphon Jefferson
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Steven Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Beanie Wells
6Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Will Ta'ufo'ou
11Bradie Ewing
12Maurice Hagens
13Stephen Campbell
14J.C. Copeland
15Chad Young
16Kadeem Jones
17Harvey Unga
18Owen Marecic
19Shaun Chapas
20Dorson Boyce
21Eric Kettani
22Braden Wilson
23Zach Boren
24Lonnie Pryor
25Ben Bartholomew
26Ina Liaina
27Quinn Johnson
28Owen Schmitt
29Brian Leonard
30James Baker
31Eddie Williams
32Alex Debniak
33Ryan Roberson
34Jonathan Amosa
35Rupert Bryan
36Cameron White
37Devonte Campbell
38Michael Zordich
39Jon Hoese
40Ben Guidugli
41Ryan D'Imperio
42Chad Abram
43Karl Williams
44Nate Eachus
45Jourdan Brooks
46Brock Bolen
WR11Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Lance Moore
4Santonio Holmes
5Laurent Robinson
6Titus Young
7Darius Johnson
8Keenan Davis
9Lamont Bryant
10Taulib Ikharo
11Erik Lora
12Ryan Whalen
13Jamar Newsome
14Terrence Toliver
15Greg Childs
16Kevin Hardy
17Tim Benford
18Devery Henderson
19Richard Goodman
20Ben Obomanu
21Johnathan Haggerty
22Naaman Roosevelt
23Matt Willis
24Lavelle Hawkins
25Brett Swain
26Chaz Schilens
27Brian Robiskie
28Tiquan Underwood
29Charly Martin
30Marcus Jackson
31Lance Lewis
32Derek Moye
33Kamar Jorden
34Nicholas Johnson
35Jordan White
36Chris Summers
37Braylon Bell
38Robby Toma
39Carlin Isles
40Chad Bumphis
41Sederrick Cunningham
42Zach Rogers
43Roy Roundtree
44Dan Buckner
45Emmanuel Arceneaux
46Tyrone Goard
47Sam McGuffie
48Erik Highsmith
49Chip Reeves
50Mark Harrison
51Cole McKenzie
52Jamal Miles
53Rashad Evans
54T.J. Moe
55Jasper Collins
56Terrell Sinkfield
57Jheranie Boyd
58Eric Rogers
59Rashaad Carter
60Demetrius Fields
61Scott Pillar
62Mike Davis
63Cody Hoffman
64Kadron Boone
65Quintin Payton
66Wilson Van Hooser
67C.J. Goodwin
68Jeremy Ebert
69LaQuan Williams
70Diondre Borel
71Bert Reed
72Brandon Carswell
73Joseph Anderson
74Julius Pruitt
75Mardy Gilyard
76Jon Baldwin
77Chastin West
WR21Braylon Edwards
2James Jones
3Davone Bess
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9A.J. Jenkins
10Eric Page
11Chris Givens
12Darius Hanks
13Aaron Mellette
14Robert Gill
15Kealoha Pilares
16Drew Davis
17Raymond Radway
18Brandon Banks
19Donald Jones
20Mohamed Massaquoi
21Earl Bennett
22Jordan Shipley
23Steve Breaston
24Josh Cribbs
25Micheal Spurlock
26Donte' Stallworth
27Michael Jenkins
28Devin Aromashodu
29David Ball
30Trindon Holliday
31David Reed
32Jarett Dillard
33Dezmon Briscoe
34Tim Toone
35Isaiah Williams
36Duke Calhoun
37Kerry Taylor
38Martel Moore
39Lanear Sampson
40Alec Lemon
41Lamaar Thomas
42Dominique Croom
43David Douglas
44Dale Moss
45Brandon Collins
46Tray Session
47Jeff Fuller
48Nicholas Edwards
49Charles Hawkins
50Alex Gillett
51Greg Hardin
52Eric Thomas
53Jerry Rice Jr.
54Eric Ward
55Lacoltan Bester
56Jordan Harris
57Austin Franklin
58Alex Neutz
59Geraldo Boldewijn
60Kelsey Pope
61Anthony McClung
62Jaz Reynolds
63Micah Hatfield
64Weston Dressler
65Perez Ashford
66Joe Adams
67Marvin McNutt
68Kevin Elliott
69Jared Green
70Mike Willie
71Michael Calvin
72Taveon Rogers
73Andrew DePaola
74James Shaw
75Devin Goda
76Jason Thompson
77Omarius Hines
78Gerrard Sheppard
79Andy Cruse
80Anthony Amos
81R.J. Webb
82Andrew Helmick
83Jerry Johnson
84Rodrick Rumble
85Brandon Kaufman
86Tori Gurley
87Ronald Johnson
88Roberto Wallace
89Bobby Sewall
90Terrence Austin
91Darius Reynaud
92Deon Butler
93Early Doucet
94Patrick Crayton
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5James Jones
6Davone Bess
7Kris Durham
8A.J. Jenkins
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Zach Miller
8Kevin Boss
9Aaron Hernandez
10Daniel Graham
11Billy Bajema
12Jamie Childers
13Sean McGrath
14Andrew Szczerba
15Tommy Gallarda
16D.J. Williams
17Steve Watson
18Matt Furstenburg
19Ben Cotton
20David Rolf
21Jacob Pedersen
22D.J. Tialavea
23Justin Jones
24Asa Watson
25Weslye Saunders
26Mike McNeill
27Hayden Smith
28Nelson Rosario
29Jake Byrne
30Joe Sawyer
31Dan Gronkowski
32Martin Rucker
33Cameron Morrah
34Tom Crabtree
35Brody Eldridge
36Nate Byham
37Dedrick Epps
38Zach Potter
39Colin Cloherty
40Jeron Mastrud
41Steve Maneri
42Dominique Curry
43Joel Dreessen
44Ben Hartsock
45Visanthe Shiancoe
46Evan Wilson
47Morrell Presley
48Isaiah Stanback
49Jamie McCoy
50Nathan Overbay
51Travis Beckum
52Richard Quinn
53Jake O'Connell
54Evan Moore
55Tim Biere
56Andre Hardy
57Martell Webb
58Kyle Miller
59Cameron Graham
60Michael Higgins
61Alex Silvestro
62Brian Wozniak
63David Wright
64Evan Landi
65Taylor Cook
66Colin Anderson
67Travis Tannahill
68Jason Schepler
69Chase Clement
70A.C. Leonard
K1Maikon Bonani
2Nate Freese
3Billy Cundiff
4Rob Bironas
5Alex Henery
6Matt Szymanski
7Danny Hrapmann
8Brandon Bogotay
9Havard Rugland
10Austin Signor
11Morgan Lineberry
12Quinn Sharp
13Brett Baer
14Sergio Castillo
15Mitch Ewald
16Kevin Goessling
17Brett Maher
18Jose Maltos
19Adam Yates
20Zach Ramirez