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Source: Tyson Jackson re-works deal

Updated: March 5, 2013, 7:10 PM ET
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

Defensive end Tyson Jackson will remain with the Kansas City Chiefs after agreeing to restructure his deal, according to a league source.

The No. 3 pick of the 2009 draft was expected to be a prime candidate to be cut. His salary-cap number was at more than $17 million and his base salary was at more than $14 million. Under this new deal, the source said, Jackson can make up to $5.2 million with a much more manageable salary-cap number. Jackson is still eligible to be a free agent ...

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