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D’Qwell Jackson Agrees with Colts

Posted Mar 6, 2014

The Colts have made in-roads on the 2014 season by agreeing to terms with linebacker D’Qwell Jackson. Jackson, a ninth-year pro, joins the Colts after starting his last 48 games, and he has opened 96-of-97 career outings after being a second-round pick by Cleveland in 2006.



INDIANAPOLIS – Last year the Colts added eight players on the first two days of unrestricted free agency on the way to earning a second straight 11-5 record and playoff berth.

 

The Colts did not wait as long this year by agreeing to terms with veteran linebacker D’Qwell Jackson as a free agent today.  The NFL’s unrestricted free agency period opens next week.

 

“We are pleased to announce the signing of inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson,” said General Manager Ryan Grigson.  “He is a team-first guy that has been a very consistent producer on the field.  The tempo, energy and determination he plays with are right up there with the best in this league.

 

“He brings a welcomed element of experience and natural leadership to our team and we are excited to add him to the strong nucleus of linebackers we currently have on our roster.”

Jackson is entering his ninth season after being the 34th player selected overall in the 2006 draft by Cleveland. 

 

Jackson opened 96-of-97 career games for the Browns before being released last week.  Jackson totaled 891 tackles with Cleveland, starting his last 48 outings.

 

Jackson played all but one of 1,150 snaps in 2013.  He had 143 tackles in producing his sixth career season with 100-plus tackles, while his 92 solo stops as an active presence on the interior of the 3-4 Cleveland defense marked his third time with 90-plus solo seasonal stops.

 

Jackson led the Browns in tackles four times (2007-08, 11-12).  He was the AFC Defensive Player-of-the-Month for September in 2011, and he was the conference’s weekly honoree in Week 12 of 2012. 

D’Qwell Jackson Career Statistics

Year

ST/PL

Solo

Asst.

Total

Sack

Int-Yds.

FF

FR

2006

13/13

58

54

112

0.0

0-0

0

0

2007

13/14

78

33

111

1.0

1-1

0

1

2008

16/16

114

77

191

2.0

3-29

0

0

2009

6/6

44

13

57

0.0

0-0

1

0

2010

0/0

0

0

0

0.0

0-0

0

0

2011

16/16

116

42

158

3.5

1-24

1

3

2012

16/16

64

55

119

3.5

2-31

2

2

2013

16/16

93

50

143

1.5

1-0

1

1

Total

96/97

567

324

891

11.5

8-85

5

7

 

Jackson has 11.5 career sacks, seven fumbles recovered, five fumbles forced and eight interceptions.  He opened 2012 by swiping passes in consecutive games, a first for a Cleveland linebacker to open a year since the 1970 merger.

 

Jackson has 43 games with 10-plus tackles, including an eight-game streak in 2008.  He has three multiple-sack games, including 3.0 at Cincinnati on September 16, 2012.  Jackson has one multiple-interception outing.   

 


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