Posted by Andy Benoit
For the second straight year, the Cleveland Browns have placed inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson on Injured Reserve with a torn pectoral muscle.
This move was unexpected, as Jackson was reportedly making progress after suffering the injury in August. This is a particularly painful blow to Jackson, as he is nearing the end of his rookie contract.
When healthy, the undersized former second-round pick is one of the most prolific tacklers in the game.
Wide receiver and special teams standout Sam Aiken was signed to fill Jackson’s spot on the 53-man roster. Eric Barton and Chris Gocong will start at inside linebacker for the Browns.
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