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I can’t imagine that Ravens officials were too thrilled when they learned Thursday morning that inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, who was cut last week by the Cleveland Browns, was given a four-year, $22 million deal by the Indianapolis Colts that included $11 million in guaranteed money. As I wrote earlier in the week, Jackson (Maryland) was going to be an interesting gauge for the market for Ravens middle linebacker Daryl Smith. It’s not an exact comparison, because Jackson is about a year younger and a different player in a lot of ways. But if Jackson’s deal is any indication, Smith still should do pretty well if he hits the open market. The Ravens have about four days to make sure he doesn’t.
By Jeff Zrebiec
March 7, 2014