Tyson Jackson restructures contract
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, April 22, 2012 at 4:38 am ET

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Kansas City Chiefs veteran defensive end Tyson Jackson reduced his scheduled base salary for this year from $8.05 million to $4.25 million, a league source confirmed.

Of that figure, $4 million is fully guaranteed for skill, injury and cap.

The former first-round draft pick from LSU can make another $500,000 in 2012 through playing-time incentives.

A previously scheduled year of the deal, the 2014 season, has been deleted.

Jackson had hit an escalator clause boosting his base salary from $2.505 million to $8.05 million with his 2013 base salary up to a hefty $14.72 million from an original $3.22 million level.

Just part of the $14.72 million is guaranteed for injury and salary cap: $3.22 million.

Over the next two years, Jackson's salary-cap figures are $9.5 million and $17.47 million.

Previously, his 2012 salary-cap figure was $10.755 million.

The deal includes annual $250,000 workout bonuses.

The renegotiation was finalized earlier this month.

Jackson had 55 tackles and one sack last year and now has 124 career tackles and two sacks heading into his fourth NFL season.

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Tyson Jackson
Position: DE
Date of Birth: 06/06/1986
Experience: 3
High School: West Saint John HS
(Edgard, LA)
College: LSU

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