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D’Qwell Jackson heads to Denver for Broncos visit

D'Qwell Jackson, Joe Haden, Mike Wallace AP

Free-agent linebacker D’Qwell Jackson made his first visit since being cut by the Browns to the Titans.  He’s now on his way to see the Broncos.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jackson currently is en route to the land of legalized marijuana.  (Which could be a selling point for some free agents.)

Because he was released, Jackson can sign with any team, at any time.  It gives him a head start on free agency, which opens March 11.

The Cardinals and Vikings reportedly are interested in Jackson, a second-round pick of the Browns back in 2006.

Former Browns G.M. Tom Heckert currently serves as director of pro personnel with the Broncos.  Heckert worked in Cleveland when Jackson signed in 2012 a five-year, $42.5 million contract.

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21 Responses to “D’Qwell Jackson heads to Denver for Broncos visit”
  1. firerogergoodell says: Mar 2, 2014 6:08 PM

    Could start right away in Minnesota. Mike Zimmer has a way to revive the careers of old Pro Bowl defenders too… Think about it D’Qwell!

  2. brownsmakemecrazy says: Mar 2, 2014 6:10 PM

    Hes a backup on a good team, avg starter on a bad one

  3. spliff219 says: Mar 2, 2014 6:21 PM

    why are the bears not pursuing this guy. Did Phil not see our LB play last year. This guy is gonna be affordable and you allready know hes gonna make a difference

  4. eagleseagleseagles says: Mar 2, 2014 6:23 PM

    Come to Philly. We have a need for LB’s.

  5. timmons94 says: Mar 2, 2014 6:26 PM

    Not good enough to play for Mickey Mouse operation in Believeland but maybe runner ups. Cleveland is such a joke

  6. sc711 says: Mar 2, 2014 6:36 PM

    Certainly an upgrade in Denver.

  7. gloryfromheaven46 says: Mar 2, 2014 7:06 PM

    He plays better in a 4-3 then he does in a 3-4. Plus the Broncos have a way of coaching players to, just look at last year FAs Knighton and DRC. I’m sure playing for a contender will only motivate Jackson as well…

  8. mitybuc says: Mar 2, 2014 7:25 PM

    Denver’s close. They Need this guy.

  9. shays82clev says: Mar 2, 2014 7:30 PM

    I live in Cleveland and have loved DQ BUT, he is not a huge impact player. His tackles are always down the field and very seldom in the backfield. His career sacks are like 11 in 8 years…. He is a solid player but not the god you all make him out to be. He is 31 and not athletic and not very fast. We will miss his leadership but his production can be replaced.

  10. timmons94 says: Mar 2, 2014 8:07 PM

    Shays. Not one person said he was a god.. Good thing u r loaded at lb…haha…mingo was a bust last year

  11. pacodawg says: Mar 2, 2014 8:21 PM

    Great 1 down linebacker. Couldn’t cover me out of the backfield

  12. shays82clev says: Mar 2, 2014 8:22 PM

    Mingo still lead the team in sacks but DQ release is a business deal. He was rated 41st in inside linebackers on profootballfocus and his salary cap number this year was over 9 million for a lower performance tier ILB.. I see the reasoning in cutting him and with 50 million in cap space and 10 picks, we will have a team and again a solid defense like last year.

  13. luz56 says: Mar 2, 2014 8:27 PM

    Once again the media is hyping an average guy up…glad to hear a true fans honesty… Yes tackles down field mean nothing hence the poor seasons in Cleveland

  14. broncosnative says: Mar 2, 2014 8:44 PM

    I think the culture alone with the broncos organization will make DQ more interested in joining us. Minot saying he will but denver has a way of winning guys over. The broncos have taken guys who were in decline on their previous teams and turned them to stars or revamping their careers. People are calling for del rios head but look what he did, who was pot roast? DRC went from a bad situation to a top 3 CB, Phillips lead the team in sacks and he was a force on the line. Duke ihnacho went from PS to starter. The broncos d suffered the most from injuries and rio had to constantly make adjustments. DQ could thrive in the broncos d and he would surely help us out

  15. tennesseetitan78 says: Mar 2, 2014 9:19 PM

    Hopefully for the right price Horton can get him to TN

  16. macneil4025 says: Mar 2, 2014 11:30 PM

    The Broncos window is closing fast or has already closed, let’s face it, by the time they fix that defense, PFM will be calling games on CBS!

  17. dirtysoufsavage says: Mar 3, 2014 1:38 AM

    I would only be excited if my team got him for depth. I would much rather my team find a guy in the draft, or someone coming off of their rookie contract. He won’t be a difference maker in the playmaker way, but he can plug a hole for a team with need at Ilb.

  18. dfwhawkguy says: Mar 3, 2014 7:07 AM

    Come to Seattle. We could probably use you on a couple of special teams and to add depth. Plus you’ll get a ring!

  19. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 3, 2014 8:35 AM

    Hope he stays in division.

    – DeCastro

  20. summitmech says: Mar 3, 2014 10:05 AM

    Headed to the Vikings. Make it happen.

  21. MostlyRight says: Mar 3, 2014 1:50 PM

    Why bring up pot in a post about D. Jackson making free agent visits?

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