Heckert Has Heart Surgery, Jackson Signs Extension

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Double dose of news from Browns camp on Monday.

D’Qwell Jackson agreed to a 5 year deal that will keep him as a Cleveland Brown, most likely, for the rest of his career.
Tom Heckert, the teams general manager had a heart procedure done about two weeks ago. The surgery , performed by the world famous Cleveland Clinic was done to remove blockage. Heckert is said to be recovering well. In fact, Teanm president Mike Holmgren said Heckert will be back in the office on Tuesday and will return to a normal workload.

Heckert did not suffer a heart attack said Holmgren, when I asked if an attack caused the drastic need for surgery. He said that Heckert felt ill, and went in for a check up, which revealed the blockage. Though Holmgren did not state specifically , its believed Heckert had a bypass procedure performed.

Heckert was back in Cleveland when the NFL scouting combine got underway and actually took part in interviews with some prospects, via Skype.

Holmgren said he developed the health issues about two weeks ago, which came on the heels of the Senior Bowl in Alabama. Heckert also missed that event.

Jackson, signed what is believed to be a 5-year deal, worth approximately $42.5 million dollars. 19 million is guaranteed. A separate story of his signing and his comments will also be posted shortly on fox8.com

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