Injuries elevate Brandon Jackson to backup role
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) Thanks to injuries higher up on the depth chart, Browns running back Brandon Jackson was officially named the team's primary backup to Trent Richardson Tuesday. Dion Lewis and Montary Hardesty have both been placed on injured reserve due to injuries sustained during preseason action.
"Brandon is a reliable guy," coach Rob Chudzinski told The Plain Dealer Tuesday. "I have no issues with Brandon. Trent will be the guy that we're counting on in a lot of different ways. We have to do a good job of keeping him fresh throughout the course of the season. I'm looking forward to seeing Brandon in the (Bears) game."
Jackson appeared in two games for the Browns last season, rushing for 54 yards on eight carries. He was a starter in 2010 for the Packers, rushing for a career-high 703 yards on 190 carries, with three touchdowns. He is also a solid pass-catcher out of the backfield, with 112 receptions for 864 yards in six seasons.