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Tyson Jackson | Defensive Lineman | #94

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 296
College: LSU
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (3) / KC
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Falcons released DT Tyson Jackson.
This was expected unless Jackson was willing to accept a pay cut. Signed to a "five-year, $25-million deal" prior to the 2014 season, Jackson recorded zero sacks while playing just adequate run defense on limited snaps in Atlanta. 31 in June, Jackson will likely have to settle for a short-term deal. The move saves the Falcons $2.65 million against the cap. Mar 9 - 8:42 AM
Source: ESPN

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ESPN's Vaughn McClure expects the Falcons to move on from DT Tyson Jackson unless he is willing to take a pay cut.

Jackson counts $5.85 million against the cap, and the Falcons can save $2.65 million of that by releasing him. It is a no-brainer move on a player who recorded just 13 tackles and was on the field for just 329 snaps over 16 games. With linebacker and the secondary in good shape, the Falcons' primary focus should be on upgrading the defensive line.
Source: ESPN
Feb 21 - 8:42 AM

DE Tyson Jackson left the Falcons' Week 8 game against the Buccaneers with a rib injury and is questionable to return.

Jackson exited in the second quarter. He was able to walk off on his own power. Grady Jarrett will take over for Jackson at right defensive end.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 02:15:00 PM

Falcons DE Tyson Jackson has hired a personal chef in order to drop weight.

Jackson played around 322 last season, but wants to be about 305 in coach Dan Quinn's new 4-3 scheme. Jackson has never played in a 4-3, admitting but he's expected to line up as the "big" left end in the old Red Bryant role. Jackson will play the run on early downs before coming off the field in sub-packages.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, May 29, 2015 09:26:00 AM

Falcons agreed to terms with DE Tyson Jackson, formerly of the Chiefs, on a five-year, $25 million contract.

It's a massive commitment for a former first-round bust, but Jackson is coming off a career year. The Falcons are going on a spending spree as they follow through on their word to toughen and reinforce one of the league's softest defensive lines. He was drafted by new Falcons assistant GM Scott Pioli. The Falcons had to add bodies up front, but Jackson could prove to be one of the more regrettable signings of Day 1.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 04:49:00 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports free agent DE Tyson Jackson is drawing an "impressive amount of interest," with the Dolphins, Browns and Falcons among his potential suitors.

Per RapSheet, the Chiefs also remain in play. The 2009 first-rounder had a career year under Andy Reid and DC Bob Sutton last season, logging 34 tackles and four sacks across 509 snaps while faring well against the run.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 12:38:00 PM

Free agent LE Tyson Jackson says he "just started negotiations" with the Chiefs.

Jackson played both end spots last season for the Chiefs and turned his career around under new coach Andy Reid and DC Bob Sutton. He recorded 34 tackles and a career-high four sacks while grading out as a top-ten 3-4 end against the run. The former No. 3 overall pick should have plenty of suitors in free agency.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 07:47:00 PM

New Chiefs coach Andy Reid has been "very impressed" with RE Tyson Jackson.

Jackson took a $10 million pay-cut to $4.2 million this offseason. "Not many guys are going to outwork him on the field," said Reid. "Pass rush was not his forte, but he’s working like crazy to get better. As a coach, that’s all you can ask for. He’s a big man who can move a little bit." Jackson is coming off the best six-game stretch of his thus far disappointing career, but shouldn't be better than replacement-level this season.
Mon, May 27, 2013 01:57:00 PM

Chiefs LE Tyson Jackson's contract restructure includes a $10M slash in base salary.

Jackson didn't get any money converted into bonuses or years added on. He just accepted the Chiefs' request to lower his base salary from $14.72M to $4.2M. It's a sign that he expected to find a very soft market if Kansas City cut him.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 12:48:00 PM

Chiefs LE Tyson Jackson has restructured his contract.

One of former GM Scott Pioli's biggest misses was due a laughable $14.72 million, and set to count $17.5 million against the cap. It's likely at least $10 million has been lopped off his salary, and probably more. The No. 3 pick of the 2009 draft, Jackson has just five sacks across 59 career games. Jackson would have been released had he not agreed to this restructuring.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 05:41:00 PM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey says he's been in contact with LE Tyson Jackson's "representatives" about restructuring his contract.

"Again, we’re in communication with his representatives and we’re just talking through some things," said Dorsey. Jackson is due a whopping $14.72 million salary in the final year of his deal, in addition to a $250,000 workout bonus. He's not going to see that kind of money. Jackson very well could be released.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 09:46:00 PM

The Chiefs are expected to release LE Tyson Jackson this offseason.

The third overall pick in the 2009 draft, Jackson has provided next to no pass-rush impact through four seasons while starting on consistently bad Kansas City run defenses. He's sitting on five career sacks. Jackson's ultimate undoing will be a $14.72 million base salary and $250K offseason roster bonus.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Feb 7, 2013 02:38:00 AM

Chiefs LE Tyson Jackson is a candidate to be released this offseason.

Since being drafted with the third overall pick in 2009, Jackson has been largely a disappointment in his first three seasons, and is due a prohibitive $14.72 million in the final year of his rookie deal. With former GM Scott Pioli no longer making roster decisions, Jackson will be forced to accept a pay cut if he has any chance of returning with the Chiefs. Packers director of football operations John Dorsey is the "clear-cut favorite" to be named Kansas City's next general manager.
Sat, Jan 5, 2013 08:09:00 PM

Chiefs LE Tyson Jackson has restructured his contract.

Playing-time incentives had pushed Jackson's 2012 salary to $8.005 million, but he'll now make a fully guaranteed $4 million to go along with a $250,000 workout bonus. An additional $500,000 is available through playing-time incentives, while a $2.5 million option bonus that had been due in 2014 has been pushed onto this year's cap. Jackson's 2013 salary remains a prohibitive $14.72 million, so the Chiefs will make a decision on him next offseason.
Sat, Apr 21, 2012 05:18:00 PM

Chiefs DE Tyson Jackson has earned $5.5 million in playing-time incentives, bringing his 2012 salary to $8.005 million.

Jackson's playing-time bonus was easily the most among NFL players this year. Teammate Glenn Dorsey's base salary has increased from $4.356 million to $5.856 million while LT Branden Albert saw his salary jump from $1.03 million to $2.7175 million. Jackson finally came close to playing up to his draft status in 2011, excelling against the run. His Chiefs career hits a crossroads next offseason now that incentives have pushed his 2013 salary to $14.72 million.
Tue, Feb 7, 2012 07:54:00 PM

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