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D'Qwell Jackson | Linebacker | #52

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/26/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 242
College: Maryland
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (34) / CLE
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Colts released ILB D'Qwell Jackson.
The move creates $5.5 million in cap space, and was fully expected after the declining Jackson missed the final four games of 2016 serving a PED suspension. Jackson was a durable, every-down player his three years in Indy, but routinely served up sub-replacement performance. Going on 34, he's likely to struggle for guaranteed money on the open market. Feb 9 - 2:01 PM

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NFL suspended Colts ILB D'Qwell Jackson four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

No word yet on whether Jackson is claiming it was Adderall. The suspension runs through the end of the season. Jackson has not been performing at a high level, but it's a big blow all the same. Jackson is an every-down player for a team with zero depth to speak of. The Colts will have to mix and match as they try to eke out a playoff berth in the soft AFC South. Jackson would be eligible to return for the postseason if the Colts qualify.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 03:49:00 PM

Colts ILB D'Qwell Jackson suffered a concussion Monday night.

Jackson left in the second half of the blowout win and never returned. He has been placed in the protocol. The Colts have an important divisional matchup with the Texans on Sunday.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 08:38:00 AM

Colts ILB D'Qwell Jackson has been found guilty of simple assault in his February 2015 assault case.

Jackson was accused of repeatedly punching a pizza delivery driver in a dispute over a parking spot. It's not a serious charge, but Jackson could be facing a short ban for violating the league's policy on personal conduct.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 03:34:00 PM

The Colts are expected to keep ILB D'Qwell Jackson.

All of the guaranteed money in Jackson's contract is up, and the 32-year-old is coming off a subpar season. The Colts can save $5.25 million against the cap by cutting Jackson, but with fellow ILB Jerrell Freeman a free agent, Indianapolis needs Jackson's veteran presence and leadership in the middle. Jackson played 1,103 snaps last season, grading out as PFF's No. 42 inside 'backer.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 09:26:00 AM

Assault charges against Colts ILB D'Qwell Jackson have been dismissed.

Jackson was arrested in Washington D.C. in February after an altercation with a pizza delivery man over a parking spot. He allegedly punched the boy in the face and the back of the head. A D.C. judge dismissed the charges Friday morning.
Fri, May 1, 2015 06:26:00 PM

Colts ILB D'Qwell Jackson was arrested for assault in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday night.

Jackson allegedly punched a pizza delivery boy in the face and in the back of the head in a fight over a parking spot. You can't make this stuff up. Jackson is being charged with simple assault. The Colts are on a record pace for off-field issues and have become the new Bengals. Jackson, 31, started all 19 games for the Colts this past season, playing over 1000 snaps. He was flamed in coverage. Jackson signed a four-year, $22 million deal with the Colts last March.
Wed, Feb 4, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Colts signed ILB D'Qwell Jackson to a four-year, $22 million contract.

The deal includes $11 million guaranteed. In need of a steadying presence next to Jerrell Freeman, the Colts have overpaid for linebacker help in free agency once again. This time they add a leader and one of the game's most prolific tacklers, but one that is entering his age-31 season, fits better in a 4-3 scheme, and has struggled badly against the run over the last two years. Jackson also had visits with the Titans, Broncos and Dolphins. Jackson is an every-down linebacker, but won't solve Indianapolis' run defense woes.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 09:33:00 AM

Free agent ILB D'Qwell Jackson is expected to sign with a team by the end of the week.

Jackson is expected to choose between the four teams he's visited: the Dolphins, Colts, Broncos, and Titans. The 30-year-old wants to have a new home by the time the legal tampering period begins for the rest of the free-agent class at midnight Friday night/Saturday morning. He's visiting the Colts on Wednesday.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 01:09:00 PM

The Miami Herald reports free agent ILB D'Qwell Jackson will sign with one of the four teams he's visited.

That's the Dolphins, Colts, Broncos and Titans. Indy is getting the last crack after Jackson visited Miami on Monday. The Herald reported Monday that Jackson was "very intrigued" by the Dolphins, but his intrigue wasn't enough to sign on the dotted line without first giving the Colts a looksee. The fact that Jackson won't take any more visits is a sign he'd like to have a new home before teams can start talking with all free agents on Saturday.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 05:26:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports free agent ILB D'Qwell Jackson will visit the Colts.

Jackson is wrapping up a visit with the Dolphins on Tuesday and will hop back on the plane and head to Indianapolis. He's drawing a ton of interest; the Broncos and Titans have already met with Jackson since his release from the Browns last week. Indy is looking for a starter next to ILB Jerrell Freeman.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 11:10:00 AM

The Miami Herald confirms the Dolphins are "very intrigued" by free agent ILB D'Qwell Jackson.

The Nashville Tennessean reported Jackson is meeting with the Dolphins on Monday. Jackson has also visited the Titans and Broncos. Jackson racked up a gaudy 141 tackles last season, but was actually frequently washed out against the run. His name is bigger than his game at this point.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 05:00:00 PM

Free agent ILB D'Qwell Jackson will meet with the Dolphins Monday night.

Jackson has been a busy man since the Browns released him Wednesday. He's already met with the Titans and Broncos, and has also been linked to the Cardinals and Redskins. In Miami, Jackson would likely step into the middle linebacker spot and kick Dannell Ellerbe to the outside. Weak-side 'backer Philip Wheeler was a disaster last season.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 12:16:00 PM

Free agent ILB D'Qwell Jackson is currently flying to Denver for his visit with the Broncos.

Jackson visited the Titans this weekend, but left without a contract in place. The Cardinals also recently reached out to Jackson. Jackson would resume playing 4-3 middle linebacker with the defending AFC Champion Broncos, in a situation that should very much appeal to him. Jackson is entering his age-31 campaign, and he's always been more effective in 4-3 defenses than 3-4s.
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 05:33:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cardinals have reached out to free agent ILB D'Qwell Jackson.

Arizona is trying to arrange a visit for next week. Jackson may never make it to the desert. He has visits scheduled in Tennessee on Friday and Denver on Monday. The Vikings and Redskins are also said to be interested in the 30-year-old linebacker. The Cardinals' top priority is re-signing free agent ILB Karlos Dansby, but Jackson wouldn't be a bad fallback option.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 10:25:00 AM

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