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Jackson Unlikely To Sign With Ravens; Philly Visit Next?

Former Colts defensive back Marlin Jackson is visiting with the Baltimore Ravens today, but according to the Baltimore Sun's Jamison Hensley per a league source, it would be "surprising" if the Ravens signed him.

It was reported over the weekend that Jackson would visit with the Eagles after making the trip to Baltimore. There is no official word as to whether Jackson will visit with the Eagles. Hensley reported that Jackson is also in Baltimore for the Ed Block Courage Awards dinner. Jackson was the Colts' recipient of the prestigious award this past season.

If the Eagles are indeed interested, it is unknown whether they plan to look at Jackson as a cornerback or a safety. He has started 24 career games at cornerback, six at free safety and two at strong safety. He can play cornerback on both the right and left sides.

Jackson was supposed to be a restricted free agent this off-season, but he was not tendered a one-year deal by the Colts and is free to sign with any other team. Originally a first-round draft pick of the Colts (29th overall) in 2005, Jackson would bring some size (6-0, 196 pounds) and experience to the position. He has four career interceptions, but has had each of the last two seasons cut short due to knee injuries.

The biggest highlight of Jackson's career came when he intercepted New England's Tom Brady in the final minute to seal the AFC Championship in the 2006 season.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 12:22 p.m., March 9

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