AP Source: Browns sign QB Seneca Wallace

Updated: March 3, 2011, 10:50 PM ET
Associated Press

Seneca Wallace is staying with the Cleveland Browns.

Wallace has agreed to terms on a new contract with the team, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the deal.

The career NFL backup was 1-3 after replacing starter Jake Delhomme, who injured his ankle in the season opener. Wallace was then sidelined after a similar ankle injury on Oct. 10.

Wallace recently said he wanted to compete for a starting job, and when the Browns indicated that Colt McCoy will likely be their No. 1 QB next season, it was assumed Wallace would sign elsewhere. But he's familiar with West Coast offense new Cleveland coach Pat Shurmur plans to install, and the Browns wanted him back.

Wallace's contract was first reported by ESPN.com and The Plain Dealer.

Also, the club has reportedly re-signed linebacker D'Qwell Jackson to a new contracts, hours before he could become free agents.

A Browns spokesman said the team would not be announcing any moves on Thursday night.

Jackson has missed most of the past two seasons with two torn chest muscles that required surgery. Jackson, who led the NFL in tackles in 2008, announced his return to the Browns on Twitter.

"I'm backk!!" he wrote. "It's been a long time browns fans. Thanks to everyone I can assure you I won't let you down!!"

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