Sorry to hear it’s official, but D’Qwell Jackson got released as a cap casualty. You may be saying, “But the Browns have a shit ton of cap space!” That’s true, but he’s also got a bit of an injury history and is on the wrong side of 30. More importantly, he racks up tons of tackles and that’s about it; he can’t really rush the passer and his ability to play pass defense is meh. He’s just not a good fit in a 3-4.
I would have resigned him if I were running the Browns, but only for a year or two. This is unfortunate, but not the end of the world, especially if it means keeping T. J. Ward and/or Alex Mack.