Since being released by the Cleveland Browns last week, linebacker D'Qwell Jackson has been busy. He's already met with the Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans. On Tuesday, he will add the Miami Dolphins to the list, according to an NFL source who spoke to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
The Dolphins being in the market for a linebacker is an interesting development after the team signed Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler in last year's free agent spending spree. Both players underwhelmed throughout the season, and Miami could be considering an upgrade, particularly when it comes to Wheeler. A Miami Herald report has said Miami coaches felt a "complacency" set in when it comes to Wheeler, which could lead to him being shown the door, despite costing the team $10.6 million in dead money, $4.2 million more than it would cost just to keep him.
Jackson recorded 141 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery last year, starting all 16 games. The 2006 second round draft pick of the Browns has played in 97 games, starting 96, in seven seasons. He missed the entire 2010 season after injurying his shoulder six games into the 2009 campaign.