Teammates react to Jackson's release

February, 26, 2014
Feb 26
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Universal respect is tough to find. But there's no doubt that linebacker D'Qwell Jackson was respected universally by his teammates. If there was a doubt, the reaction on Twitter should erase it. Quickly.

Jackson, who was released on Wednesday, was a three-time captain for the Cleveland Browns, and former defensive coordinator Ray Horton called him the defense's unquestioned leader. He played the run, played the pass, and every Friday held a players-only meeting to go over game plans and discuss issues.

The Browns will miss him, as these tweets from teammates (starters, non-starters and even one practice squad guy) show:

Pat McManamon

ESPN Cleveland Browns reporter

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