Colts finally cut ties with D’Qwell Jackson

In a move that should have been made three years ago, the Indianapolis Colts released linebacker D’Qwell Jackson this afternoon. The first move by new general manager Chris Ballard.

This is a move that needed to be done two years ago, but is still a major relief.

Jackson was signed as a free agent in 2014, and was supposed to solidify the middle of the Colts defense. One “free pass” of a Pro Bowl invite later and the 33 year old veteran has over-stayed his welcome.

The former Brown was signed by Ryan Grigson and was considered a “high prized” free agent signing. What he truly was–was a washed up middle linebacker that was suspect at best in pass coverage.


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Jackson lead the league over the last two seasons in missed tackles. His release now puts the Colts over $58 million in cap space.

In reality we could see an entire new starting linebacker core in Indy next season. Something fans should be okay with.

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