The Browns have reached an agreement to re-sign running back Brandon Jackson to a one-year contract, a league source confirmed for the Beacon Journal. NFL Network’s Albert Breer first reported the deal today.
The Browns have a maximum of 90 players on their roster, so they must make a corresponding move once Jackson officially signs.
Jackson, who became a free agent in March, played in just two games this past season. In the Browns’ 2012 season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, he caught two passes for 20 yards. In their season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he rushed eight times for 54 yards (6.8 average).
After signing with the Browns as an unrestricted free agent from the Green Bay Packers in 2011, Jackson suffered torn ligaments in a big toe in the preseason and missed the entire regular season. During the 2010 season, Jackson helped the Packers win a Super Bowl, compiling 190 carries for 703 yards (3.7 average) and three touchdowns to go along with 43 catches for 342 yards and a touchdown.