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Jackson, agent to discuss strategy

By Marla Ridenour Published: June 10, 2010

With a deadline of Tuesday to sign his restricted free agent tender, Browns inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson will meet with his agent Brian Mackler on Sunday in New York to discuss his options, Mackler said Thursday.

''I'm going to lay out all the options and we'll discuss how we want to move forward,'' Mackler said. ''We'll make a decision then and go from there on Tuesday.''

The defense's co-captain, Jackson received the four-year veteran tender of $1.759 million for the 2010 season. If Jackson does not sign that tender by Tuesday's deadline, the Browns can reduce their offer to 10 percent above his 2009 salary, a cut of over $1 million.

Jackson has not attended the Browns' offseason training activities or minicamps, but is not being fined for missing this week's voluntary minicamp because he is not signed. Also joining him in sitting out are restricted free agents Matt Roth and Abram Elam.

In 2009, Jackson played in just six games for new coach Eric Mangini and totalled 57 tackles before suffering a torn pectoral that ended his season. Jackson led the team in tackles in 2007 and 2008 and was second as a rookie in 2006.

Jackson is preparing to head to Africa to help former University of Maryland teammate Madieu Williams of the Minnesota Vikings open a school in Sierra Leone.

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