Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed early Sunday morning near the city of Indianapolis after being hit by a suspected drunk driver, according to Justin L. Mack and Emma Kate Fittes of the Indianapolis Star.
Jackson, 26, and another man, effrey Monroe (54) who had stopped to help Jackson, were killed while standing on the shoulder of Interstate 70 by a pickup truck that had driven into the emergency shoulder.
The truck tookoff after the incident but was later apprehended. The driver is suspected to have driven intoxicated.
Jackson was an undrafted free agent out of Georgis Southern who entered the league back in 2015.
Jackson was briefly with the Arizona Cardinals before spending time on the Colts’ practice squad.
In 2016, Jackson played in all 16 games, starting 8, and tallied 42 tackles along with 4 sacks.
Jackson spent 2017 on injured reserve. Jackson had a reputation for being a nice person who devoted time to service within the community.
Broncos Hire Ed Donatell As Defensive Coordinator
Donatell coach under Fangio led defense s from 2011 through 2018 as defensive back coach. So the two are definitely know each other well. Donatell has been a defensive coordinator in the league before running, the Packers defense from 2000-2003 and in the Atlanta Falcons from 2004-2006.
Browns Targeting Chuck Pagano for Defensive Coordinator
With Freddie Kitchens officially at the helm as head coach, the Cleveland Browns are now focusing on his building his staff.
Pagano had interviewed for head coaching vacancies this offseason, and is drawing interest as a defensive coordinator for the New York Jets.
The report goes on to say that Kitchens is really interested in adding Pagano to his staff.
Texans’ Demaryius Thomas Wants To Continue Playing Career
“My main priority right now is getting back healthy. I can still play, man. I’m not thinking about retirement. I just don’t know where it will be,” Thomas said, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.
“I told them I would love to finish my career here, but we’ll see…This is what we have to deal with as players and guys in the locker room. I hope my appearance and being around the guys and talking to a couple of guys helped. I don’t want to say I helped that much play-wise, but leadership-wise, I think I helped.”
Thomas played in 7 games for the Texans following the trade, and caught 23 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns.
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- Browns Targeting Chuck Pagano for Defensive Coordinator
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- Jets Interested In Gregg Williams, Chuck Pagano for Defensive Coordinator
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