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or additional in ormation, contact RLI Treasurer John Robison at (309) 693-5846or at or isit our website at RLI Corp.John Robison(309) Business Wire 2009. ) At 1-5, and another double digit-loss season imminent, the loss o linebacker D’Qwell Jackson is not as de astating to Cle eland Browns as it would ha e been i the team was 5-1.? There’s no question Jackson is one o the best de enders on the Browns. At 6'0'', 240 pounds, he is undersized or a 3-4 inside linebacker, but is always seen around the ootball and is the leader o the unit.? Be ore he got injured against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jackson was well on his way to another 100-tackle campaign. The ourth-year eteran out o the Uni ersity o Maryland had 59 tackles and a orced umble.? With the season quickly slipping away, this is a golden opportunity or rookies Da id eikune and Kaluka Maia a to show what they can do.? This season, eikune has yet to record a tackle, either on special teams or on de ense. Maia a has produced 10 tackles and has also orced two umbles.? Two o Maia a’s ormer USC teammates are starting with their respecti e teams. Brian Cushing (Texans) has 48 tackles and two orced umbles. Rey Maualuga (Bengals), whom the Browns passed on three times in the dra t, has 28 tackles, two orced umbles, and a sack.? The only one not starting is Clay Matthews III, but he has been rotating in with the outside linebackers.
Matthews has made an immediate impact, racking up 12 tackles, a orced umble, and three sacks.? You know Maia a doesn’t want to be the only linebacker rom that group not getting signi icant playing time and producing. I eikune does not adapt to the de ense quickly enough, Eric Mangini may turn to Maia a.? Either way, both players will be showcasing their skills or a possible starting position next season. eterans Da id Bowens and Eric Barton are older than 30 and are just stop-gap players or right now. There is no question Barton and Bowens will be able to help out the rookies.? Mangini compared eikune to a young Tedy Bruschi and belie es he can play either outside or inside.? Jackson’s loss will de initely be noticed.
His contract is up a ter the season and Mangini will probably want to hold onto him, based on his high praises or Jackson as a player.? The season is going nowhere and the Browns need to ind out i their dra t picks can play. eteran Space Shuttle Astronauts Selected or 2009 U.S. Astronaut Hall o ameInductionKENNEDY SPACE CENTER, la., Jan 22 /PRNewswire/ George "Pinky" Nelson,William M Shepherd and James D. Wetherbee will join an elite group o American space heroes as they are inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall o ame(R) during a public ceremony at Kennedy Space Center isitor Complex onSaturday, May 2, 2009.They will be welcomed to the ranks o legendary spacepioneers like Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Jim Lo ell, Sally Rideand John Young - distinguished members o this unique Hall o ame.This is the eighth group o Space Shuttle astronauts named to the U.S.Astronaut Hall o ame.