The Cleveland Browns have cut ties with LB D’Qwell Jackson today in order to save some room under the salary cap. Jackson was due $4.1 million in bonuses after March 16th and the team is saving over $5 million on the 2014 salary cap with the move. They still are taking the hit on $4.2 million in dead money on the cap though.
Jackson has been a part of the Browns organization for 8 seasons and was the team’s leading tackler last season. He led the team with 141 tackles last season. That is a lot of tackles that will have to be picked up by someone else on the roster.
Jackson should get a lot of interest around the league. He will be one of the top middle linebackers available for teams to pick up.
The Browns will need to fill the hole that is left now that Jackson is not manning the middle. I wonder if Ray Horton would want to pick him up for his new defense in Tennessee?