By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On February 9, 2017 at 2:48 pm EST
The Indianapolis Colts have released linebacker D’Qwell Jackson. The 33-year-old has spent the past three-years with the Colts.
He had one-year remaining on his four-year, $22 million deal he signed with the team in 2014. They were not willing to pay Jackson a $500K roster bonus in March, or the $5.75 million deal he was scheduled to make in 2017.
In December, he was suspended four games for violating the National Football League’s substance-abuse policy. He was also found guilty in March 2016, which stemmed from a simple assault with a delivery driver in February 2015.
Jackson has been a middle linebacker for the Colts since signing with the team before the 2014 season. In his first-year with the team, he had 96 tackles, 4.0 sacks, four fumble recoveries — including one that was returned for a touchdown.
During his career with the team, he has appeared in 44 games, all starts. He had 237 tackles, 8.0 sacks, six fumble recoveries for 35 yards and a touchdown.
He also had six pass deflections and two forced fumbles.
He spent his first seven-years with the Cleveland Browns. He appeared in 97 games, including 96 starts. He had 530 tackles, 11.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.
He also had eight interceptions for 85 yards and a touchdown. He also had 28 pass deflections.
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