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D’Qwell Jackson quickly lines up suitors

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In the wake of the Browns’ decision to part ways with veteran linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, Mike Wilkening identified the teams that could be interested in adding him.

There wasn’t much time for speculation.

Jeff Darlington of NFL Network reports that Jackson already has a visited lined up for Thursday.  Jackson has declined to name the team, but he calls it a “great place.”

Jason La Canfora of CBS reports that, in all, seven teams have contacted Jackson.  Seven teams.  In just a few hours.

The Browns deserve some credit for cutting Jackson now, nearly two weeks before the start of the league year.  Flush with cap space, the Browns didn’t need to make the move until the day before a $4.1 million roster bonus became due in March.  Releasing Jackson now gives him a valuable head start.

It also gives another team a chance to upgrade its corps of linebackers with a guy who has suffered through eight largely losing seasons in Cleveland.

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42 Responses to “D’Qwell Jackson quickly lines up suitors”
  1. luccabrazzi says: Feb 26, 2014 7:17 PM

    Hopefully the Vikings have shown some interest, they could use a boost at LB and I’m sure Mike Zimmer is very familiar with him and his skill set.

  2. freepretzels says: Feb 26, 2014 7:17 PM

    When everyone immediately goes after your guy, that’s a good sign you made a mistake.

  3. clownsfan says: Feb 26, 2014 7:19 PM

    Good luck DQ! You deserve to play for a winner.

  4. canadianbucsfan says: Feb 26, 2014 7:19 PM

    Thumps up if you think Jackson can still play well as a starter

    Thumbs down if you think at most he is backup worthy

  5. braven4evr says: Feb 26, 2014 7:25 PM

    Damn… looks like Cleveland dis him a real solid…

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Feb 26, 2014 7:27 PM

    They should have released Ahtyba Rubin too, he’s way overpaid and saves more cap money than DJ. Jason Campbell is another guy that carries a lot of dead weight around. Clear those 2 guys out next and sign some fresh talent!

  7. shogunassasin30 says: Feb 26, 2014 7:29 PM

    Welcome to Denver

  8. Steeley McBeam says: Feb 26, 2014 7:31 PM

    The next James Farrior-like signing for the Steelers.

  9. bigshirk says: Feb 26, 2014 7:34 PM

    Come to OakTown big fella.

  10. believeland1954 says: Feb 26, 2014 7:37 PM

    DJ is a true class act and will be missed in Cleveland. Good luck wherever you decide to play.

  11. kuranda84 says: Feb 26, 2014 7:50 PM

    Very cool of the Browns organization. Wish DJ the best of luck!

  12. trademarkelane says: Feb 26, 2014 8:16 PM

    Seriously, every year I wonder why the hell I’m still a Browns fan. That Organization ( or take there of) has shown their fans they hate us. How many years does it take to finally brake a Browns Fan? 35.

  13. chad504boy says: Feb 26, 2014 8:23 PM

    New Orleans Please!

  14. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 26, 2014 8:43 PM

    Yeah… the Browns 18th ranked RUSH Defense will miss him.

  15. pdmjr says: Feb 26, 2014 8:45 PM

    If he was any good the Browns would keep him, they have cap room galore. Besides he is terrible stopping the run, check his stats and he’s 31 next fall

  16. jimmyjamm03 says: Feb 26, 2014 8:49 PM

    Buffalo welcomes you!

  17. htown1035 says: Feb 26, 2014 8:54 PM

    Texans definitely have a need for him, Romeo Crennel drafted him, and Bill O’Brien was the RB coach at Maryland while he was there.

  18. klroot says: Feb 26, 2014 9:09 PM

    Sorry to see DQ go, best to you DQ. Have confidence in Ray Farmer and Mike Pettine.! Brown’s are finally in good hands!!

  19. jetslakersfan says: Feb 26, 2014 9:13 PM

    He would look good in a Jets uniform.

  20. raiderrob21 says: Feb 26, 2014 10:07 PM

    Would love to have you in Silver and Black!


  21. bigtimebrownie says: Feb 26, 2014 10:08 PM

    Hope he has a ton of options and he picks a winner. A class act and a great guy to cheer for.

  22. azjohnny says: Feb 26, 2014 10:24 PM

    Not a big surprise. New GM and coach that wants to build through the draft and a player with a big cap hit

  23. jpb12 says: Feb 26, 2014 10:37 PM

    He’s gonna party with Lombardi in NE

  24. agc99 says: Feb 26, 2014 10:40 PM

    Pittsburgh needs to sign him up.

  25. rodneyharrisonstruckstick says: Feb 26, 2014 11:16 PM


  26. phillysports1 says: Feb 26, 2014 11:36 PM

    Philly .

  27. whoknowsnothing says: Feb 26, 2014 11:59 PM

    Texans, Broncos, Patriots, Packers, Cardinals, and Raiders could use his services.

  28. geefan1 says: Feb 27, 2014 12:06 AM

    Nice guy. Good in the locker room. Can consistently lead your team in tackles made 5 yards downfield.

  29. kegrun says: Feb 27, 2014 1:18 AM

    Welcome to the ATL!

  30. siggtacular says: Feb 27, 2014 1:40 AM

    Ravens should sign him if they can’t reach a deal with Daryl Smith

  31. pftbro says: Feb 27, 2014 6:57 AM

    Very average linebacker, undersized and slow for stopping today’s new offenses. He had a good ride, Browns did him a favor letting him go early. Time to move on.

  32. dirtydrynn27 says: Feb 27, 2014 7:01 AM

    Welcome to Washington D C

  33. berniemadoffsides says: Feb 27, 2014 7:05 AM


  34. barkymingo says: Feb 27, 2014 8:32 AM

    Go to Chicago DQ. My second favorite team so I’ll be able to root for you again! This guy deserves to play for a winner and have some consistency in his career.

  35. gotitan says: Feb 27, 2014 8:33 AM

    Welcome to the Titans.

    -Ray Horton

  36. billco6192013 says: Feb 27, 2014 9:02 AM

    welcome to the new york football GIANTS

  37. r8rsfan says: Feb 27, 2014 10:05 AM

    31 year old guys aren’t what’s needed on a Raiders team being reconstructed from the ground up.

  38. n0hopeleft says: Feb 27, 2014 10:06 AM


  39. dacoach333 says: Feb 27, 2014 10:14 AM

    He said a contender and a great place people that means he’s talking about Chicago welcome DQ

  40. minnesnowda says: Feb 27, 2014 10:16 AM


  41. sbchampsagain says: Feb 27, 2014 10:20 AM

    Balt, Pitt, Cincinatti, NE, Denver, NYG, and Chi would all love to have that guy. ANd a ton of other teams too, I’m sure.

  42. just4given says: Feb 27, 2014 4:48 PM

    No matter what he has left in the tank, he has to be better than Brad Jones. Love to see him in Green Bay on a short term deal if the price is right.

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