Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 2/27/12
BEREA, Ohio DQwell Jackson couldnt hold back the tears as he talked about his reported five-year 42.5 million contract extension. I cant thank (Mike Holmgren) enough for the opportunity, Jackson said nodding toward Holmgren. Its been a blessing. I cant express it in words, he said. Im trying to bottle it all in and live within the moment. With the contract a lot is expected but its important for me to lead in the locker room. Holmgren was in attendance along with team owner Randy Lerner in announcing the signing. It is my privilege to bring to you our starting middle linebacker, a contract extension to be with the Cleveland Browns for many years, Holmgren said. You know how important he is to this team and how important he is for this team for years to come. He was our No. one priority for us this off-season. Jackson signed a one-year contract for the 2011 season after playing just six games in 2009 and 2010 after suffering back-to-back pectoral muscle tears. Jackson returned ...
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