Don’t expect linebacker D’Qwell Jackson’s holdout to end anytime soon, as he will wait until at least the June 15th deadline to sign the one-year tender that has been offered to him. Obviously, Jackson is not happy about being offered the second-round tender for a four-year player – $1.759 million – especially since he was promised a new deal by the previous regime. I don’t know if he’s noticed, but those aren’t the same people as last season working in the front office now.
By waiting until June 15th to make a decision, Jackson will most definitely miss the mandatory minicamp that runs from June 10-12. More importantly, he seems prepared to miss parts, or all, of training camp if he isn’t given the long-term deal that he believes he deserves. Jackson says that he wants to retire as a member of the Cleveland Browns, but with each day that he sits out, he falls further from the minds of the fans and the coaching staff.
Am I the only one who would have a guilty conscience for skipping all these team workouts and camps?