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Brandon Jackson | Running Back | #27

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 215
College: Nebraska
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (63) / GB
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Ex-NFL RB Brandon Jackson is working as a coaching intern at Packers minicamp.
A second-round pick in the 2007 draft, Jackson is most famous in fantasy circles for going toe-to-toe with Michael Vick as the hottest waiver-wire pickup early in the 2010 season. Ex-Rotoworlder Chris Wesseling famously advised to go all in on Vick, who went on to become a league winner and a consensus first-round fantasy pick the following year, while Jackson had a pedestrian season and fell out of the league in 2011. Jackson's strength as an NFL player was pass protection. He is working with Ty Montgomery on that skill at minicamp. Tue, Jun 13, 2017 08:34:00 PM

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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

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

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11Charlie Whitehurst
12Jerrod Johnson
13Thad Lewis
14Matt Simms
15Bryan Bennett
16Tim Tebow
17Ryan Williams
18Brad Sorensen
19Seth Lobato
20Dan Orlovsky
21Austin Trainor
22Pat Devlin
23Matt Blanchard
24Dan LeFevour
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26Jerry Lovelocke
27Keith Wenning
28Chandler Harnish
29Chase Rettig
30Josh Johnson
31Ryan Nassib
32Trevor Knight
33R.J. Archer
34Zach Mettenberger
35Sean Renfree
36Cody Fajardo
37Shane Carden
38Griffin Neal
39Brandon Doughty
40Marquise Williams
41Max Wittek
42Joe Licata
43Sefo Liufau
44Tyler Ferguson
45Bart Houston
46David Olson
47Dane Evans
48Eli Jenkins
49Dalyn Williams
50Alek Torgersen
51Jake Waters
52Wes Lunt
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2Adrian Peterson
3James Starks
4Rashad Jennings
5Joseph Randle
6Chris Johnson
7Danny Woodhead
8Toby Gerhart
9Khiry Robinson
10Kenneth Farrow
11De'Veon Smith
12Joique Bell
13Dominique Williams
14Tim Hightower
15Joe Banyard
16LaMichael James
17Alonzo Harris
18Karlos Williams
19Terrell Newby
20Brandon Burks
21Khalfani Muhammad
22John Crockett
23Bobby Rainey
24Darren McFadden
25Jordan Johnson
26Ronnie Hillman
27Brandon Ross
28Cedric O'Neal
29Josh Harris
30Bishop Sankey
31Storm Johnson
32Darrin Reaves
33Zac Stacy
34Anthony Dixon
35DuJuan Harris
36Matt Asiata
37Isaiah Pead
38Dan Herron
39B.J. Daniels
40Jerome Smith
41Jeremy Langford
42Jahwan Edwards
43Ross Scheuerman
44Kenneth Harper
45Jawon Chisholm
46Bronson Hill
47Kelvin Taylor
48Zac Brooks
49Brandon Brown-Dukes
50Lenard Tillery
51Glenn Winston
52LaVance Taylor
53Keshawn Hill
54Terrence Magee
55Terrell Watson
56William Stanback
57Shaun Draughn
58Jeremy Stewart
59Michael Dyer
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2Rashad Jennings
3Tim Hightower
4Adrian Peterson
5Chris Johnson
6Toby Gerhart
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2DeMarco Murray
3James Starks
4Rashad Jennings
5Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Darrel Young
3Erik Lorig
4Will Johnson
5Emil Igwenagu
6Jorvorskie Lane
7Lorenzo Taliaferro
8Julian Howsare
9Brandon Cottom
10Sam Rogers
11Paul Lasike
12Henry Hynoski
13Andrew Bonnet
14Ryan Mueller
15Joe Don Duncan
16Cory Harkey
17Darrin Laufasa
18Patrick Skov
19Will Ratelle
20Soma Vainuku
21Glenn Gronkowski
22Juwan Thompson
23Jordan Campbell
24Brad Smelley
25Sam Bergen
26Trey Millard
27Tyler Renew
28Chris Swain
29Nikita Whitlock
30Kyle Coleman
31Blake Renaud
32Freddie Stevenson
33Ricky Ortiz
34Tyler McCloskey
35Anthony Firkser
36Joe Bacci
37Devon Johnson
38Quayvon Hicks
39Alstevis Squirewell
40Kiero Small
41J.C. Copeland
42Joey Iosefa
43Zach Boren
44John Conner
45Sione Houma
46John Robinson-Woodgett
47Algernon Brown
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Dez Bryant
3Anquan Boldin
4Keith Mumphery
5Eli Rogers
6Greg Jennings
7Marques Colston
8Jerome Simpson
9Marcus Easley
10Stevie Johnson
11Arrelious Benn
12Douglas McNeil
13Tyler Davis
14Jacoby Ford
15Josh Morgan
16Hakeem Nicks
17Eddie Royal
18Dwayne Bowe
19James Jones
20Kyle Prater
21Corey Brown
22Jared Abbrederis
23Preston Parker
24Greg Little
25Kris Durham
26Corey Fuller
27DeAndre Reaves
28Kain Colter
29Miles Austin
30Greg Salas
31Jordan Williams
32Ed Eagan
33Armon Binns
34Carlton Mitchell
35Reggie Dunn
36Ben Edwards
37Nick Harwell
38Josh Lenz
39Uzoma Nwachukwu
40Eric Rogers
41Damaris Johnson
42Shaq Evans
43Solomon Patton
44Bernard Reedy
45Nate Washington
46Robert Herron
47Jonathan Krause
48Dezmin Lewis
49Ricky Collins
50Jaxon Shipley
51Joshua Stangby
52Andrew Turzilli
53Isaac Fruechte
54Zach D'Orazio
55Kenzel Doe
56Keyarris Garrett
57Mitch Mathews
58Jared Dangerfield
59Jaelen Strong
60Damian Williams
61Canaan Severin
62Tevin Jones
63Mekale McKay
64Tevin Reese
65Kenny Cook
66Michael Rector
67Issac Blakeney
68Ryan Spadola
69L'Damian Washington
70Duke Williams
71David Porter
72Corey Washington
73Brandon Shippen
74Marlon Moore
75Dennis Parks
76Quinshad Davis
77Rashaun Simonise
78Reece Horn
79Ishmael Zamora
80Robert Wheelwright
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84Marquez Clark
85Tyler Murphy
86Josh Harper
87Donatella Luckett
88Travis Labhart
89Devin Street
90Matt Hazel
91Jarrett Boykin
92Lance Lewis
93Joseph Anderson
94Josh Stewart
95Ezell Ruffin
96Jeff Beathard
97DaVaris Daniels
98Tyler McDonald
99Javontee Herndon
100Aaron Dobson
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2Roddy White
3Brian Hartline
4Ace Sanders
5Riley Cooper
6Denarius Moore
7Chris Givens
8Marcus Thigpen
9A.J. Jenkins
10R.J. Harris
11Ryan Whalen
12Joe Morgan
13Chris Matthews
14Ryan Broyles
15Jacoby Jones
16Donteea Dye
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24Kevin Smith
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27Wendall Williams
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36Devon Wylie
37Marcus Leak
38Frankie Hammond
39K.J. Maye
40Devante Davis
41Mike Williams
42Jay Lee
43Keshawn Martin
44DeAndre Carter
45Chris Brown
46Daniel Rodriguez
47A.J. Cruz
48James Butler
49Kenny Lawler
50Anthony Dable
51Isiah Ferguson
52Myles White
53Kadron Boone
54Ryan Lankford
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56Deante' Gray
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58Reggie Bell
59Amir Carlisle
60Phil Bates
61Milton Williams III
62Michael Preston
63Valdez Showers
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65Jeremy Ross
66Marcus Harris
67Rannell Hall
68Titus Davis
69T.J. Graham
70Saalim Hakim
71Kashif Moore
72Josh Boyce
73Juron Criner
74Stephen Hill
75Andre Davis
76Demetrius Wilson
77Josh Reese
78DiAndre Campbell
79Trevor Harman
80Larry Pinkard
81Tom Nelson
82Leonard Hankerson
83Chris King
84Trindon Holliday
85Josh Magee
86Mitchell Paige
87David Glidden
88Kieran Duncan
89Jarvis Turner
90T.J. Thorpe
91Paul Browning
92Austin Willis
93DeAndre Smelter
94Michael Bennett
95Durron Neal
96James Quick
97Rodney Smith
98Jalin Marshall
99Reggie Diggs
100Dom Williams
101Levi Norwood
102Ed Williams
103Danny Anthrop
104Marken Michel
105Christion Jones
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2Chris Givens
3Riley Cooper
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Owen Daniels
3Craig Stevens
4Scott Chandler
5Ladarius Green
6Marcedes Lewis
7Tony Moeaki
8Ifeanyi Momah
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11Zach Sudfeld
12Brent Celek
13Scott Simonson
14Blake Annen
15Andrew Quarless
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19Bruce Miller
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26Chase Ford
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28Richard Gordon
29Chase Dixon
30Nick Kasa
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32J.P. Holtz
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35Anthony Denham
36Casey Pierce
37Mike McFarland
38Chase Coffman
39David Johnson
40Mychal Rivera
41Rob Blanchflower
42Jacob Maxwell
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44Justice Cunningham
45David Paulson
46Cameron Clear
47Steve Maneri
48Larry Donnell
49Rashaun Allen
50Cooper Helfet
51Randall Telfer
52Chris Gragg
53Jake Stoneburner
54Brandon Barden
55Gerell Robinson
56Kevin Greene
57Ryan Taylor
58Konrad Reuland
59Brett Brackett
60Michael Egnew
61Asante Cleveland
62Chris Pantale
63Adrien Robinson
64John Peters
65Tevin Westbrook
66Jay Rome
67Kivon Cartwright
68Jake Murphy
69Rory Anderson
70Gannon Sinclair
71Kent Taylor
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73Taylor McNamara
74Braxton Deaver
75M.J. McFarland
76Rob Housler
77Dan Light
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79Jordan Thompson
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8Reid Fragel
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11Kevin Graf
12Rob Crisp
13Fahn Cooper
14Justin Senior
15Korren Kirven
16Landon Lechler
17Chris Bordelon
18Steven Moore
19Laurence Gibson
20Kyle Roberts
21Darrell Brown
22Michael Oher
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27Robert Myers
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49Jordan Swindle
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29Al Bond
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34Marquis Lucas
35Ronald Patrick
36Jeff Adams
37Greg Pyke
38Richard Levy
39Freddie Tagaloa
40Nila Kasitati
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42Pearce Slater
43Cameron Lee
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24Robert Kugler
25Braxston Cave
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27Taylor Boggs
28Lucas Crowley
29Reese Dismukes
30Dillon Farrell
31Ben Gottschalk
32Tyler Orlosky
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13Tre' Jackson
14Josue Matias
15Leon Brown
16Clay DeBord
17Kraig Urbik
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21Tony Hills
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23Adam Replogle
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