The latest re-rebuilding of the Cleveland Browns is off to a good start.
With Monday's signing of middle linebacker and team leader D'Qwell Jackson to a contract extension, the Browns are one-for-one in accomplishing offseason goals in 2012 and still have both salary cap room and the ability to use their franchise tag if they so choose.
"Signing D'Qwell was the number one priority for us this offseason," Browns president Mike Holmgren said.
Jackson made it such a high priority with his play in 2011, when he was one of the NFL's leading tacklers and made a bunch of splash plays for a defense that made strides but still spent too much time on the field. Jackson had 3.5 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries and an interception.
He was voted as a Pro Bowl alternate and finished second in voting for the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year Award.
It's fair to wonder if the team truly prioritized signing Jackson over fixing an anemic offense in this offseason period, but it has to start somewh...