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Jackson in town; staying over

Free agent Marlin Jackson will be arriving in Philadelphia this afternoon to meet with the Eagles, according to the team.

Jackson in town; staying over

Free agent Marlin Jackson will be arriving in Philadelphia this afternoon to meet with the Eagles, according to the team.

The Colts defensive back is expected to visit with team officials through tomorrow and then meet with the media at 11 a.m. There is the possibility that Jackson could be inked by then. He'll probably have to undergo a litany of physical examinations.

The problem with the 26-year-old Jackson, an unrestricted free agent, is that he's coming off of two ACL injuries in the last two seasons. Jackson (6-foot, 196 pounds) has played his entire career with the Colts. He was a first-round draft pick in 2005 and has played in 56 (32 starts) in five seasons.

He was in Baltimore earlier today, but obviously did not sign with the Ravens. The Eagles are likely looking at Jackson, who last played cornerback in Indianapolis, as a free safety. That position was a major problem on defense last season, with a trio of candidates -- Macho Harris, Sean Jones and Quintin Demps -- unable to fill in for the departed Brian Dawkins.

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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