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Jackson deal restructured

March 6, 2013

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— The Kansas City Chiefs have restructured the contract of defensive end Tyson Jackson, 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.

The details of his restructured deal were not available, but it should leave more flexibility for new Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid to pursue free agents.

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Karl_Hungus 1 year, 1 month ago

The Chiefs' defense was really good last year (Ravens and Steelers only won by 3 and in OT for Pitt) they had a good running game and with Andy Ried and Alex Smith in the mix, the (butt) Chiefs might be a contender...

What is the difference between the Chiefs and a dollar bill? A dollar is good for 4 quarters!

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 1 month ago

Tell me when do taxpayers see a payback after being forced to shell out billions annually to be sure players are paid enough and to keep the stadiums open?

If these athletic corporations could stand on their own there would be no concerns. They might if the athletes jumbo pay were cut. If large CEO salaries wee cut. If large salaries across the board were cut. If people want monster salaries that's great and wonderful IF the money is being generated within the corporations.

If those same billions upon billions were poured into the public education system and higher education systems we would see a payback in preparing our body and minds to become productive blue and white collar money makers for the USA. Benefitting the many.

Instead of USA students taking on gobs of debt to be successful.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 1 month ago

Taxpayers are forced to spend billions in subsidies annually aka corporate welfare to support professional sports such as football. Taxpayers own the stadiums the teams don't.

Now think of what people pay for tickets,brew and food in stadiums that they own.

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Steve Jacob 1 year, 1 month ago

I have never seen an NFL team spend so much money to keep players from a 2-14 team.

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