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Brandon Jackson | Running Back | #27

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 215
College: Nebraska
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (63) / GB
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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
QB1Ryan Lindley
2Phillip Sims
3Josh Freeman
4Seth Lobato
5Ryan Williams
6Tim Tebow
7Bryan Bennett
8G.J. Kinne
9Sean Renfree
10Johnny Manziel
11Garrett Gilbert
12Cody Fajardo
13Shane Carden
14Griffin Neal
15Josh Woodrum
16Max Wittek
17R.J. Archer
18Jerry Lovelocke
19Chase Rettig
20Chandler Harnish
21Matt Blanchard
22Dan LeFevour
23Pat Devlin
24Jake Waters
25Dalyn Williams
RB1Joseph Randle
2Zurlon Tipton
3Toby Gerhart
4Alonzo Harris
5LaMichael James
6Joique Bell
7Anthony Dixon
8Zac Stacy
9Josh Harris
10Don Jackson
11Gus Johnson
12Ross Scheuerman
13Kenneth Harper
14Jawon Chisholm
15Jerome Smith
16Stevan Ridley
17LaVance Taylor
18Keshawn Hill
19Michael Dyer
20Jeremy Stewart
21Karlos Williams
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1Erik Lorig
2Emil Igwenagu
3Jorvorskie Lane
4James Casey
5Henry Hynoski
6Joe Don Duncan
7Ryan Mueller
8Derrick Coleman
9Patrick Skov
10Soma Vainuku
11Jordan Campbell
12Trey Millard
13Brad Smelley
14John Conner
15Zach Boren
16Kiero Small
17J.C. Copeland
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Jerome Simpson
4Hakeem Nicks
5Josh Morgan
6Jacoby Ford
7Tyler Davis
8Kyle Prater
9Dwayne Bowe
10Preston Parker
11Kris Durham
12Miles Austin
13Reggie Dunn
14Armon Binns
15Carlton Mitchell
16Nick Harwell
17T.J. Graham
18Damaris Johnson
19Damian Williams
20Zach D'Orazio
21Kenzel Doe
22Nate Washington
23Robert Herron
24Solomon Patton
25Ricky Collins
26Tevin Reese
27Hunter Sharp
28David Porter
29L'Damian Washington
30Josh Harper
31Tyler Murphy
32Marquez Clark
33Travis Labhart
34Donatella Luckett
35Lance Lewis
36Joseph Anderson
37Josh Stewart
38Jeff Beathard
39DaVaris Daniels
40Jordan Leslie
41Tyler McDonald
42Ezell Ruffin
WR21Brian Hartline
2Roddy White
3Riley Cooper
4Ace Sanders
5Devin Hester
6Denarius Moore
7Marcus Thigpen
8A.J. Jenkins
9Joe Morgan
10Austin Pettis
11Ryan Broyles
12Emory Blake
13Matt Hazel
14Jacoby Jones
15Onterio McCalebb
16Mike Brown
17Andre Debose
18Tandon Doss
19Mike Williams
20Devante Davis
21Devon Wylie
22Jimmie Hunt
23Phil Bates
24Milton Williams III
25Michael Preston
26Isiah Ferguson
27Daniel Rodriguez
28A.J. Cruz
29James Butler
30Brandon Shippen
31Valdez Showers
32Clyde Gates
33Ryan Lankford
34Marcus Harris
35Saalim Hakim
36Juron Criner
37Titus Davis
38Andre Davis
39Demetrius Wilson
40Josh Reese
41DiAndre Campbell
42Trevor Harman
43Tom Nelson
44Leonard Hankerson
45Chris King
46David Glidden
47Jarvis Turner
48Paul Browning
49Austin Willis
50Trindon Holliday
51Christion Jones
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
TE1Owen Daniels
2Craig Stevens
3Scott Chandler
4Dante Rosario
5Matt Spaeth
6Kyle Miller
7Chase Ford
8Beau Gardner
9Mickey Shuler
10D.J. Williams
11Rob Blanchflower
12Jacob Maxwell
13Mike McFarland
14Nick Kasa
15Chase Dixon
16Richard Gordon
17Cameron Clear
18David Paulson
19Steve Maneri
20Brandon Barden
21Kevin Greene
22Gerell Robinson
23Jack Tabb
24Arthur Lynch
25Dan Light
26Jordan Thompson
27Jay Rome
28Jake Murphy
29Ryan Taylor
30Brett Brackett
31Michael Egnew
32Adrien Robinson
LT1Pierce Burton
2Eugene Monroe
3Charles Brown
4Cameron Bradfield
5Tyson Chandler
6Micah Hatchie
7Jason Fox
8Will Beatty
9David Hedelin
10Jake Long
11Vinston Painter
12Cody Booth
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Antoine Everett
3Edawn Coughman
4Ben Heenan
5Al Bond
6Lene Maiava
7Isiah Cage
8Darren Keyton
9Adrian Bellard
10Tanner Hawkinson
C1Manuel Ramirez
2Sam Brenner
3Julian Vandervelde
4Braxston Cave
5Trevor Robinson
6James Stone
7Brian De La Puente
8Ian Silberman
9Ben Clarke
10Quinton Schooley
RG1Todd Herremans
2Louis Vasquez
3Garrett Gilkey
4Nick Becton
5Paul Fanaika
6Jared Smith
7Leon Brown
8Ryker Mathews
9Donovan Williams
10Adam Replogle
11Malcolm Bunche
12Matt Rotheram
13Blake Muir
14Mike McQueen
RT1Kevin Graf
2Tayo Fabuluje
3Adrian Bellard
4Patrick Miller
5Kona Schwenke
6Zeth Ramsay
7Lamar Holmes
K1Josh Scobee
2Shaun Suisham
3Brandon Bogotay
4Kyle Brindza
5Brad Craddock
6Carey Spear
7Billy Cundiff
8Jaden Oberkrom
9Nick Rose
10Marshall Koehn
11John Lunsford
12Mike Meyer
13Andrew Furney
14Justin Manton
15Corey Acosta
16Marshall Morgan
17Jonathan Brown
18Tom Obarski
19Ty Long