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Colts CB Marlin Jackson to visit Eagles

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The Philadelphia Daily news is reporting that Colts' free agent CB Marlin Jackson is scheduled to visit the Eagles this week. Jackson, 26, is a former first round pick of the Colts and has played all 5 years of his career in Indy. He's got decent size for a corner at 6'0 200lbs.

The interesting thing about Jackson is his versatility. While he's started full seasons at corner for the Colts, he also spent a good part of 2006 starting at both free & strong safety. That could certainly be something the Eagles find intriguing.

Of course there's a reason the Colts let a former first round pick who has been a pretty decent player for them walk for nothing... He's coming off a torn ACL. In fact, its the second time in as many years he's been lost to a season ending knee injury. This latest injury came from a non contact drill in practice and came after he had been suffering complications from the previous injury. Obviously the state of his knee will be the main factor in any teams' decision to sign him.

Now as I put on my conspiracy theorist hat... Let's say they sign Marlin Jackson(or a guy like him). Then they've got Samuel, Brown, Jackson, Hobbs, & Hanson all corners with starting experience on the roster. Now, that could mean it would free them up to trade a guy like Sheldon Brown who has been looking for a new contract, or it could possibly mean they'd try Jackson or Brown at free safety.

Jackson will reportedly first visit the Ravens.