Adam Schefter reports that the Browns have claimed rookie RB Darius Jackson off of waivers from the Cowboys on Wednesday.
- Ian Rapoport reports that the Eagles, Giants, 49ers and Browns all placed waiver claims for Jackson but Cleveland had the higher waiver priority.
The Cowboys waived Jackson to make room for RB Darren McFadden, who was activated from the non-football injury list on Tuesday.
It’s likely that Dallas was hoping for Jackson to clear waivers, so they could sign him to their practice squad. However, he’ll get a new opportunity in Cleveland.
Jackson, 23, was selected in the sixth round of this year’s draft by the Cowboys. He’s currently in the first year of his four-year, $2.44 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $540,000 and $630,000 over the next two years.
Jackson has yet to appear in an NFL game.
During his college career at Eastern Michigan, Jackson ran for 1,596 yards on 321 carries (5 YPC) to go along with 44 receptions for 375 yards receiving and 21 touchdowns.