d'qwell jackson

It happens every year at this time. A veteran player becomes a cap casualty and is suddenly a hot commodity. Such is the case of LB D'Qwell Jackson, who was released by the Cleveland Browns yesterday.

According to Mike Wilkening of Pro Football Talk, plenty of teams are lining up to take Jackson's temperature:

He?s played all 16 games in the last three seasons, recording at least 118 tackles in all three campaigns. He has experience in 3-4 and 4-3 fronts. Moreover, he has experience adjusting to new schemes and coaches, given all the turnover he endured in Cleveland, where he played for four different head coaches. What?s more, Cleveland?s consistent organizational churn could help him in free agency, given all of the former Browns staffers working for other clubs. A team captain in Cleveland, Jackson should quickly fit into any defense and locker room he enters.
Wilkening cites there's a downside to Jackson that may keep teams away. His age (30) and his size (6'0", 240lbs) could work against him.

Tags: 2014 New York Giants, d'qwell jackson
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Trent Richardson v. Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora

No, I didn?t put this match-up on the list because of the war of words earlier in the week between Richardson and Umenyiora. The spotlight is not on candy right here.

When LeSean McCoy punctured the Giants defense for 123 yards last week, most of his damage was done when rushing toward the edges. With the Giants? defensive ends looking to pressure the quarterback, running lanes are created due to over-penetration.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Chris Snee, Cleveland Browns, David BAAS, David Baas, d'qwell jackson, Jason Pierre-Paul, joe thomas, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, trent richardson
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