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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
QB1Jerry Lovelocke
2Chandler Harnish
3Jake Waters
4Jake Heaps
RB1Cyrus Gray
2Lache Seastrunk
3Keshawn Hill
4LaVance Taylor
FB1J.C. Copeland
WR11Armon Binns
2Reggie Dunn
3Ricky Collins
4Damond Powell
WR21Ace Sanders
2Devante Davis
3Michael Preston
4Demetrius Wilson
TE1Steve Maneri
2Brett Brackett
3Michael Egnew
K1Brandon Bogotay
2Chris Boswell
3Andrew Furney