The Cleveland Browns intend on keeping linebacker D’Qwell Jackson no matter what. Even as the two sides work to secure a long-term deal, the Browns intend on placing the franchise tag on Jackson should it not happen.
As the leader of the defense and a major component of a thin corps of linebackers, Jackson is one of the keys to the future success of the Browns. Despite missing most of the previous two seasons, he certainly proved his worth in 2011, registering 158 tackles and 3.5 sacks.
It’s obvious that the Browns see Jackson’s value and intend on keeping him by any means necessary. It seems likely that a long-term deal will get done, but fans can expect to see Jackson in a Browns uniform in 2012 regardless.
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