(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indianapolis Colts signed linebacker D’Qwell Jackson on Thursday.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports it’s a four-year, $22 million deal, with $11 million guaranteed.
“We are pleased to announce the signing of inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson,” Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said in a statement. “He is a team-first guy that has been a very consistent producer on the field. The tempo, energy and determination he plays with are right up there with the best in this league. He brings a welcomed element of experience and natural leadership to our team, and we are excited to add him to the strong nucleus of linebackers we currently have on our roster.”
The 30-year-old Jackson played his first seven NFL seasons for the Cleveland Browns. During that time he compiled 824 tackles, 11.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, eight interceptions and 28 passes defended.
Jackson is reunited with his former head coach in Cleveland, Rob Chudzinki, who is now special assistant to Colts head coach Chuck Pagano.
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