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Tyson Jackson

Tyson Jackson - #94 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 296 lbs.
Birthday 06/06/1986
Birthplace New Orleans, LA
College LSU
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 1st round, 3rd pick by Chiefs

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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Chiefs better suited for 3-4 defense

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The Chiefs' personnel suggests they should stick with running a 3-4 defense next season.

Late-blooming Jackson reviving career with Chiefs

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
Chiefs DE Tyson Jackson has been a disappointment to date, but his recent flourish might suggest that he has some value.

Jackson agrees to pay cut to stay with Chiefs

Posted April 22, 2012 @ 11:50 a.m. ET
Chiefs DL Tyson Jackson agreed to restructure his contract, cutting his salary from $8 million in 2012 to $4.25 million.

Vikings-Chiefs matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs game.

Chiefs' Jackson losing grip on starting DE spot

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Chiefs DE Tyson Jackson has never lived up to the hype, a reason he soon will be replaced by Wallace Gilberry in the starting lineup.

Don't give up on these guys quite yet

Posted July 20, 2011 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Here are a few players, including Texans DT Amobi Okoye, to watch as potential late bloomers who could break out in 2011.

Sacks need to rise for Chiefs' DE duo

Posted June 15, 2011 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
In order to remain atop the AFC West, the Chiefs' DE pairing of Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson will have to register more sacks than they did a season ago.

Gilberry rare D-line delight for Chiefs

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 9:07 a.m. ET
When assessing the Chiefs' weak spots this season, the defensive line certainly would rank near the top. The unit has underachieved for most of 2010, and lately it has shown in the opponents' rushing numbers. However, the team might have ...

Faith in DE depth allows Chiefs to deal Magee

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
We hear that the Chiefs' reasons for shipping DE Alex Magee to Tampa Bay at the NFL trade deadline were two-fold. 

Jackson not certain to regain DE job

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 2:52 a.m. ET
Although Tyson Jackson has returned to practice following a knee injury, there's no guarantee that the 2009 No. 3 overall pick will win back his starting DE spot, according to AFC West Whispers.

Chiefs down two starters vs. Browns

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 10:58 a.m. ET
DLE Tyson Jackson and ORT Ryan O'Callaghan will both miss Kansas City's Week Two game with injuries.

Jackson among Chiefs' front-seven weak spots

Posted Aug. 20, 2010 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
The Chiefs' defensive front seven was arguably the team's weakest unit in 2009, yet when Kansas City was addressing its needs this offseason, it opted to leave the front seven alone.

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Posted March 05, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs have restructured Jackson's contract, freeing up space under the salary cap as free agency approaches.||||||| Jackson has become a valuable part of the defensive line, but not the star the Chiefs hoped when they selected him third overall in the 2009 draft. Partly as a result of that high selection, Jackson would have made $14.72 million and counted $17.5 million toward the cap this season.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Jackson (left foot) left a loss to Indianapolis on Sunday.||||||| Jackson injured his left foot.
Posted Aug. 07, 2009
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Jackson, the team's first-round draft pick.||||||| Jackson, the third overall pick from LSU, is expected to help an anemic Chiefs pass rush that set the all-time NFL record for fewest sacks with 10 last season. Jackson had 18.5 sacks and 122 tackles in 53 games at LSU.

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