September 18, 2014

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Browns put Jackson on IR, ending his season

On Thursday, Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson stopped practicing when he felt tightness and fatigue in his partially torn right pectoral muscle.

On Friday, he said he planned to resume practice Wednesday and hoped to play next Sunday.

On Saturday, he was placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Jackson can’t be happy with the decision. He missed the final 10 games of 2009 after his left pectoral muscle tore off the bone. He returned for training camp, then partially tore the right pectoral Aug. 10. This was his first week back at practice.

“D’Qwell is a real good player, but it seems like forever since we’ve had D’Qwell,” coordinator Rob Ryan said Friday. “I’m kind of used to going into battle without him, but that doesn’t mean he’s not an excellent football player. He is.”

The Browns used the roster spot to add receiver Sam Aiken, who has 11 starts in seven years in the NFL. He had his best season last year in New England, catching 20 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns. The Patriots cut him Sept. 4.

The Browns apparently felt the need to add a receiver after their injury situation worsened Saturday.

Starter Brian Robiskie (hamstring) was downgraded to out for today’s game at Baltimore, and Joshua Cribbs, who hurt his ankle Friday, was downgraded to questionable (50-50). Rookie Carlton Mitchell is questionable with a head injury. That leaves Mohamed Massaquoi and Chansi Stuckey as the only healthy wideouts.

Nose tackle Shaun Rogers (ankle, hip) was also declared out.

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