The Indianapolis Colts have kicked off the free agent spending period early by inking recently-released linebacker D'Qwell Jackson to a 4-year, $22 million deal with $11 million guaranteed.
Colts general manager Ryan Grigson had this to say about the signing, via Mike Chappell:
#colts GM Ryan Grigson on adding LB D'Qwell Jackson: "He is a team-first guy that has been a very consistent producer on the field ...— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) March 6, 2014
More Grigson: "...The tempo, energy and determination he plays with are right up there with the best in this league. He brings a welcomed...— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) March 6, 2014
More Grigson: "...element of experience and natural leadership to our team.'— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) March 6, 2014
The Colts were able to sign him because the Browns had released Jackson prior to the start of the new league year.