D’Qwell Jackson Joins Indianapolis Colts After Release by Browns

D’Qwell Jackson joined the Indianapolis Colts a week after the inside linebacker’s eight-season career with the Cleveland Browns ended in his release.

The length of the deal and financial terms weren’t disclosed by the Colts in a statement on their website.

The Browns avoided paying Jackson a $4.1 million roster bonus by cutting him Feb. 26, ESPN said. He’ll get $22 million over four years from the Colts, including $11 million guaranteed, ESPN said on its website.

“He is a team-first guy that has been a very consistent producer on the field,” Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson said in a statement. “The tempo, energy and determination he plays with are right up there with the best in this league.”

Jackson, 30, started 96 of 97 National Football League games with the Browns, who drafted him in 2006. He has 824 tackles, 11.5 sacks and eight interceptions in his career, according to NFL.com, and played all but one of 1,150 defensive plays in 2013, making 141 tackles.

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