As teams continue to cut players in advance of the March 11 deadline in an effort to create space to sign better players, the Cleveland Browns said goodbye to linebacker D’Qwell Jackson yesterday. In doing so, they were able to avoid paying the $4 million roster bonus due to him, but at the same time sent the face of the defense out of Cleveland.
However, Jackson won’t be unemployed for long. In fact, his first free agent visit is today, though it wasn’t immediately clear
There are a lot of teams out there in need of a good linebacker and Jackson definitely fits that bill. During his seven-year stint with the Browns he has been a really good player on a really bad team.
With the potential departure of Chiefs linebacker Akeem Jordan — who played very well in K.C. last season under a one-year deal — and the uncertain progress of now-second-year player Nico Johnson, the Chiefs have a huge need at the ILB position next to perennial pro bowler, Derrick Johnson. Jackson could fill that hole nicely, and if he were willing to take a “cap-friendly” deal, I’m sure he would be welcomed into Chiefs Kingdom with open arms.
What say you, Addicts? D’Qwell Jackson to the Chiefs or pass?