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Former Browns LB D'Qwell Jackson scheduled to visit with the Indianapolis Colts

The former Browns linebacker has already visited with three teams, and is headed to Indianapolis later this week.

Matt Sullivan

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.

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?