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Malik Jackson | Defensive Lineman | #97

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/11/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 290
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 5 (137) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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Jaguars agreed to terms with DL Malik Jackson, formerly of the Broncos, on a six-year, $90 million contract.
The deal includes a whopping $42 million guaranteed, making Jackson one of the highest paid defensive players in league history. He'll get $45 million over the first three years of the deal. Coming off a monster 2015, Jackson, who turned 26 last month, will be transitioning from a 3-4 attack to a 4-3 defense, but has the skills to collapse the pocket no matter the system. It's a huge get for the Jaguars, who desperately need to goose their pass rush in Year 4 of the Gus Bradley era. Tue, Mar 8, 2016 02:38:00 PM

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9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Jaguars are "finalizing" a deal with free agent DL Malik Jackson which will make him the fourth highest-paid defensive lineman in the league.

ESPN's Josina Anderson confirmed the report with Jackson himself. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the deal is expected to be worth around $15 million per season, which would put Jackson between Rams DE Robert Quinn's $14.2 million and Bills DT Marcell Dareus' $15.85 million annual average. It's believed to be for six years. With easily the most money to throw around, the Jaguars are getting the premier prize available on the market.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 01:09:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Jaguars are "making a very strong push" to sign free agent DL Malik Jackson.

La Canfora believes a deal could get done "well before" the start of the new league year Wednesday afternoon. The Broncos want to keep Jackson, but the Jaguars have the cap space to match his reported $14 million AAV asking price. The Bears and Raiders are also reportedly in the mix.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 12:41:00 PM

9 News Denver reports free agent DL Malik Jackson drew "serious interest" from the Broncos, Bears, Raiders and Jaguars on Monday.

The Broncos have been clear about wanting to re-sign the talented lineman, and the other three teams have been linked before. Jackson previously played for coaches in both Chicago (John Fox) and Oakland (Jack Del Rio), and Jacksonville's cap space rivals the GDP of most island nations. Jackson is reportedly looking for at least $14 million annually on his next deal.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 08:39:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport expects the Raiders and Bears to be interested in free agent DL Malik Jackson.

Dot-connecting at its finest. Both Jack Del Rio and John Fox were with the Broncos as defensive coordinator and coach, respectively, when Denver drafted Jackson in the fifth round back in 2012. They won't be the only two interested in Jackson. A bidding war is likely to ensue, and Jackson could be this year's highest-paid free agent. He's said to be seeking $13-14 million annually. With the rising salary cap and need for pass rushers, he may just get it.
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 09:46:00 AM

The Denver Post's Troy Renck reports impending free agent DL Malik Jackson is looking for $14 million annually on his next deal.

Renck reports the Broncos have offered less than $11 million. Set to use the franchise tag on Von Miller, Denver either needs to up their offer significantly or prepare for Jackson to walk in free agency. In a cap-rich environment, Jackson will break the bank if allowed to hit the open market.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 10:34:00 AM

9 News Denver reports the Broncos are "far apart" in contract talks with free agent DL Malik Jackson.

As of last week, Jackson was believed to be seeking $12 million per year. That would be a doable sum for the Broncos, but it's conceivable Jackson's agent came away from the Combine believing his client could make more money elsewhere. 9 News Denver's Mike Klis suggests that number could be north of $15 million annually. The Broncos are expected to franchise tag Von Miller.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 05:29:00 PM

Broncos GM John Elway says free agent DL Malik Jackson will be a candidate for the franchise tag if the team reaches a long-term deal with Von Miller before March 1.

The Broncos have no interest in letting Jackson walk, but have a glut of big-ticket in-house free agents. Jackson is one of the top defensive linemen available, and has no incentive to take anything less than top dollar before free agency opens on March 9.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 05:05:00 PM

The Chicago Tribune passes along word from the Combine that free agent DL Malik Jackson is "believed to be seeking" $12 million per year.

9 News in Denver recently reported the Broncos offered Jackson a deal averaging $10 million per season. Jackson may still stay in Denver, but only if GM John Elway ups his proposal. In this market, we wouldn't be surprised if Jackson could get quite a bit more than his $12 million goal. NFL teams are flush with cap space and Jackson is ascending with his best years ahead of him.
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 09:03:00 PM

9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Jaguars "covet" free agent DE Malik Jackson.

Klis gives the Broncos a "49 percent" chance to re-sign Jackson, who has said multiple times he wants to remain in Denver. GM John Elway has also indicated Jackson is a top priority after fellow free agent Von Miller. Klis expects Jackson to command $11-14 million per year on a new deal, and reports out of Denver have the Broncos offering Jackson about $10 million annually at the moment. Jackson just turned 26 in January and can play both end and tackle in a 4-3 system like the Jaguars'. Jackson was PFF's No. 3-ranked pass-rushing 3-4 end last season.
Source: 9 News
Tue, Feb 23, 2016 08:10:00 PM

Impending free agent DL Malik Jackson said he "would like to see" what he is worth on the open market.

The Broncos have reportedly "begun negotiating in earnest" with Jackson, but it sounds like he is interested in testing the market. "I would like to see — because you never know — just to see the numbers," Jackson said. "But if Denver came with quality numbers close to what we feel I deserve, then I would stay." With several teams flush with cap space, Jackson could be priced out of the Broncos' range if he hits the open market. He will likely be looking to better the four-year, $36.7 million extension Derek Wolfe signed with Denver in January.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Feb 16, 2016 11:19:00 AM

9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Broncos "have begun negotiating in earnest" with free agent DL Malik Jackson.

The Broncos have not done the same with fellow free agent Brock Osweiler, a tactic taken "out of respect" for Peyton Manning, per Klis. Klis does clarify that "not enough progress has been made" at this point to prevent Jackson from testing the open market, where the 26-year-old could strike it filthy rich. Klis expects the Broncos to use the franchise tag on free agent OLB Von Miller.
Sun, Feb 14, 2016 02:03:00 PM

The Denver Post's Troy Renck suggests the Raiders could have interest in free agent DL Malik Jackson.

Jackson is a scheme-transcendent lineman, and Oakland has dabbled in both 4-3 and 3-4 alignments the past few years. The Raiders primarily fielded a 3-4 in 2015, and the Broncos also ran a 3-4. Only 26 years old, Jackson is coming off career bests in tackles (45), sacks (5), and pass breakups (7). Oakland is loaded with salary cap space and could certainly be Jackson's highest bid.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 09:20:00 PM

Free agent DE Malik Jackson said he would "love to stay" with the Broncos but understands contract talks are "business."

"I would love to stay here and just kinda continue to start here with my boys," said Jackson. "But you know it is a business and I gotta feed my family so we’ll see what happens." Jackson said he would have no problem playing under the franchise tag, though the Broncos are more likely to use that on Von Miller if they can't work out a long-term agreement. Jackson could become one of the NFL's highest-paid defenders if he tests the market.
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 04:36:00 PM

Broncos GM John Elway said retaining impending free agent DE Malik Jackson is a priority.

Elway said the same about ILB Danny Trevathan, and the Broncos still need to either tag OLB Von Miller or give him a massive extension. With limited cap space and a likely hole at quarterback, it will be tough for Denver to retain every piece of their historic defense. Jackson will be one of the hottest names available if he reaches the open market.
Tue, Feb 9, 2016 12:10:00 PM

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DE1Calais Campbell
2Yannick Ngakoue
3Dante Fowler
4Dawuane Smoot
5Lerentee McCray
DT1Malik Jackson
2Marcell Dareus
3Taven Bryan
4Abry Jones
5Michael Bennett
MLB1Myles Jack
2Leon Jacobs
WLB1Telvin Smith
2Deon King
SLB1Blair Brown
2Donald Payne
3Brooks Ellis
CB1Jalen Ramsey
2A.J. Bouye
3D.J. Hayden
4Dexter McDougle
5Jalen Myrick
FS1Tashaun Gipson
2Cody Davis
3Peyton Thompson
4Charles Miller
SS1Barry Church
2Ronnie Harrison
3Don Carey
4Jarrod Wilson
P1Logan Cooke