CLEVELAND – The Browns got some business done before the end of the NFL year Thursday at 11:59 p.m.
Linebacker D’Qwell Jackson agreed to a one-year contract that would reportedly be worth about $4.5 million if he reaches incentives. He missed the final 10 games of 2009 with a torn left pectoral muscle. He tore the right pectoral in training camp 2010 and missed the entire season.
Quarterback Seneca Wallace, slated to become a free agent, agreed to a multiyear deal, a league source confirmed. Wallace started four games in 2010, his only year in Cleveland, completing 63 percent for four touchdowns, two interceptions and an 88.5 rating while going 1-3.
He has extensive experience in the West Coast offense being installed by new coach Pat Shurmur and is expected to back up Colt McCoy. The move would seem to signal the end of Jake Delhomme’s time in Cleveland, but general manager Tom Heckert said last week the Browns could bring back all three quarterbacks from the 2010 roster. Delhomme is scheduled to make $5.5 million in 2011 and would have to take a pay cut.
The Browns placed a second-round tender on tight end Evan Moore, according to a league source. The Plain Dealer reported cornerback Eric Wright also received a second-round tender, which was worth about $1.75 million in 2010. The Browns would receive a second-round draft pick if the players signed elsewhere and the Browns chose not to match the offer.
Fullback Lawrence Vickers and safety Abram Elam were also candidates to be tendered. Receiver Chansi Stuckey wasn’t tendered.
The team wouldn’t confirm any of the moves.