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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Teammates react to Jackson's release

By Pat McManamon

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: