Assuming this is accurate, Jackson is choosing between the Titans, Broncos, Dolphins or Colts.
Jackson has finished his meeting with Miami and will be flying to Indianapolis tonight to meet with the Colts.
Some expected other teams like the Cardinals and Vikings to be in play for him, but it appears as though they won’t get a chance to meet with him.
Jackson, 30, contributed 139 tackles, one sack, an interception and a forced fumble over the course of 16 games to the Browns’ defense last year. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 42 inside linebacker last season.
We have him listed as the No. 51 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.
Jackson has already met with the Titans, Broncos and Dolphins, and others could get involved at some point as well.
The Cardinals have said that re-signing Dansby is one of their offseason priorities, however, he appears to be looking for a fairly large contract, which could force Arizona to look elsewhere for a replacement.
The Vikings were mentioned as a speculative landing spot for Jackson following his release last week, so it appears as though we can cross his name off the list.
Jackson is meeting with Miami Sunday night and is believed to have interest from the Cardinals as well.
- Barry Jackson reports that the Dolphins are “very intrigued” by Jackson.
- Jason La Canfora first reported that Jackson was scheduled visit with the Broncos Sunday and will meet with three more teams next week.
The Cardinals are reportedly trying to meet with him, so they could be one of the three teams.
Jackson is scheduled to meet with the Titans this weekend and the Broncos on Monday. Reports have indicated that as many as seven teams have already showed interest in Jackson who was released just a few days ago.
The fact that the Cardinals are interested could be seen as an indication that free agent ILB Karlos Dansby won’t be back with the team. Dansby seems set on testing the open market after another solid season in Arizona, so Jackson could be a decent replacement and possibly come at a more reasonable cost as well.
- The Titans will meet with Jackson first, which could have something to do with Ray Horton and the fact that he’s now running the Titans defense.
- La Canfora mentions that “several” other NFL teams have interest in Jackson.
- The Vikings are reportedly working to set up a meeting with Jackson as well, according to La Canfora.
- Mike Garafolo reports that there are four teams trying to schedule visits with Jackson.
- Tom Silverstein reports that the Packers are not of the interested teams, but they are expected to wait and see if his price drops.
- La Canfora adds that Jackson is currently deciding which team to visit with first.
- Jeff Darlingon reports that Jackson already has a visit linted up for Thursday.
The Cleveland Browns announced the release of veteran ILB D’Qwell Jackson on Wednesday. The two sides reportedly tried to work out an agreement on a restructured contract, but they ultimately elected to part ways.
Mike Wilkening of Pro Football Talk offers up some speculative options for Jackson now that he’ll have a head start on finding a new team.
According to Wilkening, the Broncos, Bears and Titans should be among the best fits for Jackson given that the could all use some depth at the position, as well as a veteran presence in the middle of their defense.
One thing to note here is the fact that Jackson played for new Titans DC Ray Horton last season. However, some believe Jackson is actually a better fit in a 4-3 system.
- Jim Wyatt also mentions that he expects the Titans to have interest in Jackson.
Wilkening also lists the Saints, Vikings, Texans, Patriots, Ravens, Redskins and Raiders as other teams who would make sense for Jackson.
That is a lot of teams to consider, but depending on his asking price, it would make sense for the Patriots, Vikings, Redskins and Raiders to check in on him in the coming weeks.