Former Cleveland Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson is headed to Indianapolis for a visit with the Colts this week, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Jackson is finishing up a visit with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday after spending time in Denver and Tennessee in the last couple of days.
Former Browns LB D'Qwell Jackson already visited DEN and TEN, finishes meeting with MIA today then flies to IND to visit the Colts— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 4, 2014
Called a mutual separation, the Browns released Jackson just prior to earning a $4 million roster bonus later this month. Cleveland could lose another defensive mainstay with safety T.J. Ward headed to free agency after the Browns used their transition tag on center Alex Mack.
Over the last three seasons, the veteran linebacker generated 417 tackles, 8.5 quarterback sacks, four interceptions, a touchdown and four forced fumbles.
It would appear unlikely that Cincinnati is interested in Jackson -- he would be an obvious candidate to replace Rey Maualuga at inside linebacker (the difference in production isn't even close). However, in time, I see the Bengals shifting Vontaze Burfict inside and, provided that he blossoms, Emmanuel Lamur going with a more active role at WILL.
Still, this old writer can hope, can't he?