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Updated: February 27th, 2014 4:25pm
Report: Vikings want to line up visit with linebacker D'Qwell Jackson

Report: Vikings want to line up visit with linebacker D'Qwell Jackson

by Derek Wetmore
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Linebacker was one of the weak spots for the Vikings in 2013. It's possible that they'd address that position this offseason, whether it's through free agency, trades or the draft.

The Browns cut linebacker D'Qwell Jackson on Wednesday, and according to a CBS Sports report, the Vikings are interested.

Two years ago, the Browns signed Jackson to a five-year $42.5 million extension. He's an eight-year pro and the move was seen as a cost-cutting measure for Cleveland. 

Jackson, 30, released a statement when he was cut, according to CBS Sports. From the report:

"To the people of Cleveland and Browns fans everywhere: Eight years ago I began a journey that blessed me with the opportunity to be a part of a wonderful organization and community," Jackson said in a statement. "I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you for opening your arms and hearts to my family and me, and for making Cleveland an easy place to love and call home. It's been an honor playing in front of you.

"I also would like to thank the Browns players, coaches and staff for their tireless work and commitment. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all and will always carry you with me."

Jackson had 75 tackles and 65 assists last season, according to Pro Football Reference. 

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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