Browns ILB D'Qwell Jackson could miss between four and eight weeks after suffering an injury to his right pectoral muscle, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported Wednesday. Jackson was injured during practice on Tuesday.
Jackson, 26, tore his left pectoral muscle last October and had surgery to repair the injury. He notched 59 tackles in six games last season.
The 6-foot, 240-pound Jackson has started 48 games in four NFL seasons. According to The Plain Dealer, Eric Barton, Chris Gocong and Kaluka Maiava all lined up at times with the first-team defense at inside linebacker after Jackson was injured on Tuesday. The Browns employ the 3-4 as their base defense, with two linebackers lining up inside, and Jackson has played in the scheme throughout his career.
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