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.