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Old 10-20-2009, 05:35 PM   #1328
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Browns lose best defender Jackson for season

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 20, 2009 5:43 PM ET

The Browns defense hasn't had much going for it the last few years, but they have had D'Qwell Jackson, a rock solid inside linebacker that racks up tackles.

Now they don't have him for the rest of 2009.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Browns placed Jackson on injured reserve Tuesday with a shoulder injury.

Jackson was third in the NFL in tackles with 59 and finished first in the league with 2008 with 154. Of course, playing on the Browns gives linebackers plenty of chances to pad numbers because teams are always running on them.

With Jackson out, don't expect that to change anytime soon.
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