Add LB D’Qwell Jackson to the list of Browns players who plan on skipping voluntary organized team activities next week.
Jackson informed the Cleveland Plain Dealer in a text message: “I won’t be attending OTAs, but I have a clear head and ready for the season so I can play the best ball I’ve played of my career!”
Jackson’s planned absence apparently is in response to the team not fulfilling its promise of a long-term extension before last season. The four-year veteran missed 10 games in 2009 with a torn pectoral, one season after recording a team-high 154 tackles in 2008.
Jackson joins S Abram Elam, RB Jerome Harrison, LB Matt Roth and FB Lawrence Vickers as Browns players expected to skip OTAs, which will begin Monday, according to the Plain Dealer.