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Browns waive RB Darius Jackson; add RB Terrence Magee

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On June 1st, the Cleveland Browns waived Darius Jackson with an injury designation. Terrence Magee has been signed to replace Jackson on the roster. Magee had previously been on the Browns practice squad in 2016.

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Terrence Magee carries the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during a preseason game on August 22, 2015.
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The Cleveland Browns announced on Wednesday that they have waived running back Darius Jackson and added running back Terrence Magee.

Magee (5-9, 220) was undrafted out of LSU in the 2015 NFL Draft, but subsequently signed with the Ravens as a UDFA. Magee was first signed by the Browns to their practice squad on October 26th, 2016. He was later signed off the Browns’ practice squad by the Seattle Seahawks on December 20th, 2016. Magee has also spent time with the Los Angeles Rams.

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Terrence Magee played for the Rams on Sep 1, 2016.
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Across two seasons, Magee has 5 carries for a total of 17 yards. Based on Combine performance, Magee is a below average athlete and was reported to have run a 4.65 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. While a quick look at college film shows a runner who is not outstanding in any particular way, Magee was enthusiastic in pass protection and has experience playing wide receiver, so he is presumably competent in the passing game.

The highly-anticipated Darius Jackson experiment is over (for now). Jackson suffered an undisclosed knee injury and was unable to participate in the OTA sessions this week. Jackson will be subjected to waiver claims and may revert to the Browns’ IR should he not be claimed.

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Darius Jackson appears all too briefly with the Cleveland Browns during the May 24 OTA session.
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Jackson was well liked by staff writers and commenters on Blogging the Boys, who were excited by his game tape and athleticism. While I would personally like to see Jackson stay on the Browns’ IR and take another shot at cracking the roster, I wouldn’t be surprised if he lands back in Dallas or one of the other three teams who tried to claim him last year.