Earlier in the week, D’Qwell Jackson was released from the Cleveland Browns, and already he has a visit scheduled to “a great place,” according to NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington. Players normally have to wait until, the start of free agency (March 11th), but because he was cut from the roster and in the league for more than four years, he could sign with a team at any time.
Jackson spent his first eight years in the league on the Browns, after being drafted in the second round of the 2006 NFL draft. Jackson has led the AFC in tackles twice, 2008 and 2011, amassing 815 tackles and 11.5 sacks. He was also the recipient of the Ed Block Courage award in 2011.
The release of Jackson saves the Browns 9.43 million dollars in 2014. Although, he will not be without a team for very long though, no less than seven teams expressed interest in him soon after his departure, reported CBS’ Jason La Canfora. Jackson would be a great fit on almost any team, but the Giants, Raiders, Buccaneers, Saints and Patriots come to mind as a few of the better fits.
Written By, Trent Davis
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