"D'Qwell was ready to get on with the season and let his play dictate his value,'' agent Brian Mackler told the (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. "D'Qwell is healthy and looking forward to having a Pro Bowl-caliber season. He feels the defense has a chance to be really good this season and he's excited to get back on the field.''
Jackson was the first of several signings in Cleveland before Monday's midnight deadline.
Information from ESPN.com's James Walker and The Associated Press was used in this report.