D’Qwell Jackson is on the market and it’s not a stretch to imagine the Patriots are going to be one of the teams to kick the 30-year-old linebacker’s tires.

Jackson, in fact, is making a visit on Thursday, according to Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network. Jackson declined to share the organization.

In my experience, if people aren’t talking, we may be talking about the Patriots.

Jackson was released by the Browns on Wednesday ahead of a $4.1 million bonus coming due. Former Browns GM Mike Lombardi is now with the Patriots and – given the performance (141 tackles in 2013), leadership and toughness (overcoming two serious chest injuries) – Jackson has to be coveted.