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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. Aug 20 - 6:48 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
QB1Josh Freeman
2B.J. Coleman
3Chandler Harnish
4Josh Portis
5David Carr
6Rex Grossman
7Vince Young
8Brady Quinn
9Kevin Kolb
10Caleb Hanie
11Tim Tebow
12Curtis Painter
13John Skelton
14Mike Kafka
15Keith Wenning
16Brad Sorensen
17Seth Lobato
18Logan Kilgore
19Chase Rettig
20Tommy Rees
21Brock Jensen
22Jordan Rodgers
23Bryn Renner
24Brendon Kay
25Brett Smith
26James Franklin
27Pat White
28Trent Edwards
29Jerrod Johnson
30Adam Weber
31John Parker Wilson
32Nick Stephens
33G.J. Kinne
34Alex Tanney
35Tyler Wilson
36Ryan Katz
37Colby Cameron
38Kyle Padron
39James Vandenberg
40Mike Hermann
41Nathan Stanley
42Dalton Williams
43Matt Brown
44Caleb TerBush
45Tim Jenkins
46Dayne Crist
47Tajh Boyd
48Nate Enderle
49Collin Klein
50Rusty Smith
51Keith Price
52Alex Carder
53Kory Faulkner
RB1Michael Turner
2Brandon Jackson
3D.J. Ware
4Ryan Torain
5Ben Tate
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Jamie Harper
9Jalen Parmele
10BenJarvus Green-Ellis
11Chris Rainey
12Darrin Reaves
13Stephen Houston
14D.J. Harper
15Tim Cornett
16Terrance Ganaway
17Alvester Alexander
18Alex Green
19Brandon Saine
20Jewel Hampton
21Zach Brown
22Jeff Demps
23Spencer Ware
24Lance Ball
25Evan Royster
26Isaac Redman
27Dion Lewis
28Mikel Leshoure
29Ray Rice
30Michael Bush
31Delone Carter
32Anthony Allen
33Damien Berry
34Richard Murphy
35William Powell
36Javarris James
37Josh Vaughan
38Darren Evans
39Cierre Wood
40Stefphon Jefferson
41Michael Hill
42Ronnie Wingo
43Kendall Gaskins
44Deonte Williams
45Bradley Randle
46Quentin Hines
47De'Leon Eskridge
48Armond Smith
49Tauren Poole
50Edwin Baker
51David Fluellen
52Roy Finch
53Tim Flanders
54Jordan Lynch
55George Atkinson III
56Terrance Cobb
57Dominique Williams
58Jordan Roberts
59Orwin Smith
60Kapri Bibbs
61Derrick Strozier
62Demitrius Bronson
GLB1Michael Turner
2Ryan Torain
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
5Ben Tate
3RB1D.J. Ware
2Beanie Wells
3Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Kiero Small
11Ray Agnew
12Stephen Campbell
13J.C. Copeland
14Chad Young
15Kadeem Jones
16Maurice Hagens
17Roosevelt Nix
18Evan Rodriguez
19Braden Wilson
20Zach Boren
21Lonnie Pryor
22Jordan Campbell
23Ben Bartholomew
24Ina Liaina
25Collin Mooney
26Toben Opurum
27Quinn Johnson
28Harvey Unga
29Owen Marecic
30Shaun Chapas
31Dorson Boyce
32Eric Kettani
33Owen Schmitt
34Brian Leonard
35Greg Jones
36James Baker
37Jon Hoese
38Ben Guidugli
39Eddie Williams
40Cameron White
41Jourdan Brooks
42Alex Debniak
43Ryan Roberson
44Jonathan Amosa
45Rupert Bryan
46Devonte Campbell
47Michael Zordich
48Emil Igwenagu
49Nate Eachus
50Karl Williams
51Chad Abram
52Ryan D'Imperio
53Nikita Whitlock
54Brock Bolen
WR11Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Titus Young
6Michael Preston
7Joe Morgan
8Darius Johnson
9Keenan Davis
10Lamont Bryant
11Kevin Hardy
12Tim Benford
13LaRon Byrd
14Greg Childs
15Julian Talley
16Taulib Ikharo
17Kain Colter
18Erik Lora
19Freddie Martino
20Terrence Toliver
21Ryan Whalen
22Jamar Newsome
23Damian Williams
24Devery Henderson
25Richard Goodman
26Ben Obomanu
27Matt Willis
28Lavelle Hawkins
29Brett Swain
30Chaz Schilens
31Brian Robiskie
32Tiquan Underwood
33Charly Martin
34Naaman Roosevelt
35Johnathan Haggerty
36Jonathan Krause
37Colin Lockett
38Robby Toma
39Carlin Isles
40Javontee Herndon
41Donte Foster
42Travis Labhart
43Seth Roberts
44Chandler Jones
45Marcus Lucas
46Will Murphy
47Skye Dawson
48Chad Bumphis
49Jordan White
50Chris Summers
51Emmanuel Arceneaux
52Kerry Taylor
53Marcus Jackson
54Derek Moye
55Kamar Jorden
56Nicholas Johnson
57Jeremy Kelley
58Sederrick Cunningham
59Zach Rogers
60Josh Lenz
61Roy Roundtree
62Dan Buckner
63Tyrone Goard
64Sam McGuffie
65Erik Highsmith
66Chip Reeves
67Mark Harrison
68Cole McKenzie
69Jamal Miles
70Rashad Evans
71T.J. Moe
72Jasper Collins
73Bert Reed
74Jeremy Ebert
75Brandon Carswell
76Joseph Anderson
77Terrell Sinkfield
78Jheranie Boyd
79Eric Rogers
80Rashaad Carter
81Demetrius Fields
82Scott Pillar
83Mike Davis
84Cody Hoffman
85Kadron Boone
86Torrence Allen
87Quintin Payton
88Wilson Van Hooser
89C.J. Goodwin
90Andrew Peacock
91Kevin Smith
92Jon Baldwin
93LaQuan Williams
94Diondre Borel
95Chastin West
96Mardy Gilyard
97Julius Pruitt
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Jerome Simpson
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Earl Bennett
8Donald Jones
9Brandon Banks
10Clyde Gates
11Austin Pettis
12Kealoha Pilares
13Eric Page
14Jordan Shipley
15Jacoby Ford
16Mohamed Massaquoi
17Micheal Spurlock
18Steve Breaston
19Chris Givens
20Darius Hanks
21Raymond Radway
22Da'Rick Rogers
23Aaron Mellette
24Robert Gill
25Donte' Stallworth
26Uzoma Nwachukwu
27Myles White
28Isaiah Burse
29Willie Snead
30Ryan Lankford
31Lacoltan Bester
32L'Damian Washington
33Chris Matthews
34Greg Hardin
35Jeremy Gallon
36Eric Thomas
37Charles Hawkins
38Alex Gillett
39Fred Williams
40Michael Jenkins
41Martel Moore
42Lanear Sampson
43Alec Lemon
44Lamaar Thomas
45Nicholas Edwards
46Dominique Croom
47Emory Blake
48Nick Williams
49Chris Harper
50Brandon Collins
51Tray Session
52David Douglas
53Dale Moss
54David Ball
55Devin Aromashodu
56Jarett Dillard
57Dezmon Briscoe
58David Reed
59Jeff Fuller
60Isaiah Williams
61Duke Calhoun
62Tim Toone
63Roberto Wallace
64Bobby Sewall
65Joe Adams
66Devon Wylie
67Marvin McNutt
68Ronald Johnson
69Terrence Austin
70Deon Butler
71Darius Reynaud
72Early Doucet
73Devin Goda
74Kevin Elliott
75Jared Green
76Mike Willie
77Michael Calvin
78Taveon Rogers
79Andrew DePaola
80James Shaw
81Tori Gurley
82Omarius Hines
83Gerrard Sheppard
84Andy Cruse
85Jason Thompson
86Perez Ashford
87Ryan Spadola
88Jerry Johnson
89Rodrick Rumble
90Brandon Kaufman
91Patrick Crayton
92Weston Dressler
93Anthony Amos
94R.J. Webb
95Andrew Helmick
96Tony Washington
97Jaz Reynolds
98Austin Franklin
99Chris Boyd
100Micah Hatfield
101Anthony McClung
102Jordan Harris
103Kelsey Pope
104Alex Neutz
105Geraldo Boldewijn
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Davone Bess
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Aaron Hernandez
9Mickey Shuler
10D.J. Williams
11Tommy Gallarda
12Daniel Graham
13Billy Bajema
14Jamie Childers
15Andrew Szczerba
16Marcel Jensen
17David Paulson
18Sean McGrath
19Steve Watson
20Matt Furstenburg
21Ben Cotton
22David Rolf
23Jake Byrne
24Mike McNeill
25Hayden Smith
26Konrad Reuland
27Allen Reisner
28D.J. Tialavea
29Jacob Pedersen
30Nelson Rosario
31Jordan Thompson
32Joe Sawyer
33Emmanuel Ogbuehi
34Evan Wilson
35Justin Jones
36Asa Watson
37Joel Dreessen
38Martin Rucker
39Cameron Morrah
40Dan Gronkowski
41Zach Potter
42Colin Cloherty
43Jeron Mastrud
44Dominique Curry
45Weslye Saunders
46Ryan Taylor
47Dedrick Epps
48Tom Crabtree
49Brody Eldridge
50Nate Byham
51Ben Hartsock
52Visanthe Shiancoe
53Jamie McCoy
54Nathan Overbay
55Martell Webb
56Cameron Graham
57Evan Moore
58Travis Beckum
59Richard Quinn
60Jake O'Connell
61Isaiah Stanback
62Brian Wozniak
63Jake Murphy
64Morrell Presley
65Jerome Cunningham
66Jason Schepler
67Chase Clement
68Adam Schiltz
69A.C. Leonard
70Rob Blanchflower
71Joe Don Duncan
72Tim Biere
73Erik Swoope
74Chase Dixon
75David Wright
76Michael Higgins
77Alex Silvestro
78Andre Hardy
79Evan Landi
80Taylor Cook
81Colin Anderson
82Travis Tannahill
K1Nate Freese
2Maikon Bonani
3Billy Cundiff
4Rob Bironas
5Alex Henery
6Travis Coons
7Chris Boswell
8Michael Palardy
9Sergio Castillo
10Mitch Ewald
11Kevin Goessling
12Matt Szymanski
13Giorgio Tavecchio
14Derek Dimke
15Danny Hrapmann
16Brandon Bogotay
17Havard Rugland
18Austin Signor
19Morgan Lineberry
20Quinn Sharp
21Brett Baer
22Brett Maher
23Jose Maltos
24Adam Yates
25Zach Ramirez
26Zach Hocker
27Carey Spear