The Browns have released linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, their undisputed team leader and the longest-tenured member of the team.

I's all about the Benjamin's baby. Jackson wanted more than the Browns wanted to pay (he was slotted to earn a $4.1 million roster bonus on March 15th). Jackson received $19 million in guarantees and bonuses for the extension he signed through 2016, but with the bonus he was due and the $3.93 million in salary, the Browns decided not to commit $8 million to him for 2014.ANALYST: Ray Flowers