Oct 27, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Browns inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson (US PRESSWIRE)

NFL Rumors: Washington Redskins interested in D’Qwell Jackson


After being cut loose by the Cleveland Browns, veteran linebacker D’Qwell Jackson is seeing just how valuable he really is, as more than a few teams have expressed interest signing him. While the Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos were the first two teams mentioned in connection to the recently released Jackson, the Washington Redskins are showing interest in him as well.

Per John Keim of ESPN.com:

The Redskins have expressed interest in free-agent linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, but had yet to line up a visit with him as of late Thursday night, a team source said. The Browns released Jackson Wednesday (but the move was not submitted to the league until Thursday) and he already has visits lined up with Tennessee and Denver.

Washington is looking to boost its defense from last year and also happen to be in the market for veteran voices in the locker room. New head coach Jay Gruden brings a certain amount of authoritative swagger to the job, as he seems the perfect match for Robert Griffin III. But the team as a whole is dysfunctional and adding veteran voices to the locker room who can back up their leadership with on-field results is a must for the rebuilding Redskins.

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