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Feb 28, 2014 7:54 PM by Greg Smith

Jackson visits, what should Broncos FA focus be?

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The Broncos aren't taking any time off before addressing their roster.

They've scheduled a visit from Cleveland Browns Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson. The 30-year-old will arrive at team headquarters Monday, according to an NFL source. He's also expected to visit the Tennessee Titans this Saturday.

Jackson played the first eight years of his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns, whose record during that span was 41-87 - an average season of 5-11.

From 2010-12, the Browns' general manager was Tom Heckert, who's now the Broncos' director of pro personnel.

Although he has never been to the Pro Bowl, Jackson led the NFL in tackles in 2008 with 154 and ranked second in 2011 with 158.

Selected in the second round in the 2006 draft out of Maryland, Jackson has been on the Broncos' radar off and on since middle linebacker Al Wilson suffered a neck injury late in the 2006 season.

The 6-foot, 240-pound Jackson missed the final 10 games of the 2009 season because of a torn left pectoral muscle, then the entire 2010 season because of a torn right pectoral muscle.

But in his three seasons since those injuries, Jackson has been both a playmaker and a tackling machine. He registered 8½ of his 11½ career sacks during that span and four of his eight interceptions.



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