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Atlanta Falcons: Final offseason move that needs to be made

After finishing 4-12 a year ago, the Atlanta Falcons have gone through a busy offseason, drafting new players, adding free agents and releasing others who simply could not get the job done. This offseason, Falcons head coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff have restructured and revamped this team in hopes of returning as a dominant competitor in the NFC South division...
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Three players to consider for future success

After a tumultuous 2013 season the dust has finally settled in Atlanta and the process of healing and rebuilding is already well under way leading up to the 2014 NFL draft. The Falcons have strengthened their defense considerably when assistant Scott Pioli, former GM of the Kansas City Chiefs, was able to pull some strings to help land the talents of DE Tyson Jackson and OG Jon...
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Using multiple looks to stabilize the defense

Tyson Jackson With the NFL draft 35 days away and free agency getting more interesting, the Atlanta Falcons look as if they have begun to truly put the right counterparts together on the defensive side of the ball. With additions such as defensive end Tyson Jackson and defensive tackle Paul Soliai, they have certainly taken the the necessary steps to improve a defense that finished...
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency head scratchers

Early in this offseason Falcons owner Arthur Blank said that he didn’t want any “splash” free agent moves, and it appears that the front office is taking his words to heart. When Paul Soliai , Tyson Jackson, and John Asamoah came in it hardly moved needle on the national buzz-meter. Which makes sense, those guys are all “bricks and mortar” type players who fill some of...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Atlanta Falcons are still not done in Free Agency

Atlanta started off the free agent period strongly by shoring up both the offensive and defensive lines. The addition of Tyson Jackson almost certainly signals the move to a hybrid 3-4/4-3 defense, and Jon Asamoah adds toughness to what was last years 2nd worst offensive line. Despite these  steps in the right direction, it’s hard to call our overall free-agent pick-ups a success...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons sign DE Tyson Jackson

I wrote in my Chiefs’ off-season preview that Tyson Jackson would be lucky if he got the 3 year 12.6 million dollar deal that the Chiefs gave teammate Mike DeVito last off-season. DeVito is a very similar player, a pure base 3-4 defensive end that excels against the run, but doesn’t offer much as a pass rusher, but the difference is DeVito has more of a proven track record. DeVito...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: DE Tyson Jackson Has Interest From Chiefs, Dolphins, Browns & Falcons

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that free agent DE Tyson Jackson is generating “an impressive amount of interest” in recent days Rapoport mentions that the  Dolphins, Browns and Falcons all have interest in Jackson as of now. Rapoport adds that Chiefs are still in on Jackson as well. The Texans have also been mentioned as a speculative option given that Romeo...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs Discussing A New Contract With DE Tyson Jackson

Chiefs impending free agent DE Tyson Jackson expects contract talks with the Chiefs to “pick up” in coming days. “As of right now we just started negotiations with the Chiefs, hopefully it picks up in the next few days,” said Jackson, via Sirius XM NFL Radio. Jackson, 27, will be an unrestricted free agent in a matter days and should have a decent market for his services...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

FA Focus: Tyson Jackson

With free agency a few weeks away, I’ll be profiling some second-tier players who might be good fits for Green Bay.  The Chiefs drafted Tyson Jackson third overall in 2009. The Packers chose B.J. Raji six spots later. Neither defensive lineman has played like a top 10 pick and both will be free agents next...
Via Packers Notes
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Chiefs Soon-To-Be Free Agent DE Tyson Jackson A Fit For The Steelers?

In a Wednesday evening post on Yahoo by Nick Mensio, listed potential low profile free agent fits for all 32 teams and has Kansas City Chiefs soon-to-be free agent defensive end Tyson Jackson listed for the Steelers. Mensio writes: Jackson revived his career as a 3-4 end under coach Andy Reid and DC Bob Sutton with the Chiefs in 2013 and is hitting the market at the right time. DEs...
Via Steelers Depot
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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