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Chiefs DE Tyson Jackson takes $10 million paycut

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01:28 PM ET 03.07 | Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson's 2013 salary was reduced from $14.72 million to $4.2 million as part of a recent contract restructure, according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. Jackson's cap number will be reduced by $2.8 million in the deal, which means he gave up far more than the team gained. The Chiefs appear to have given Jackson a choice of becoming a cap casualty or taking a reduction in pay. Even the most noble of players wouldn't take an immediate $10 million paycut for the good of the organization. Jackson played the role as a 3-4 defensive end under the previous coaching regime. With Andy Reid coming to town and a potential change in defensive scheme, Jackson's role as a blocker-occupying end will be less valuable. Jackson hasn't been much of a pass rusher in his first four seasons, as he has logged just five sacks. He may have seen the writing on the wall. That extra $10 million wasn't coming back on the free agent market.

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March 7, 2013  01:29 PM ET

Can he live on 4.2 million ??????

March 7, 2013  01:32 PM ET

Is that (see Picture) the look he gave his agent when he was told to kiss $10 Mill goodbye?

March 7, 2013  01:39 PM ET

He was overdrafted in the first place

March 7, 2013  01:40 PM ET

Cheifs still might be overpaying this guy?

March 7, 2013  01:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Can he live on 4.2 million ??????

That poor guy.

March 7, 2013  02:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Is that (see Picture) the look he gave his agent when he was told to kiss $10 Mill goodbye?

LOL, I was thinking the same thing. "Dude, I signed WHAT!?!"

March 7, 2013  03:12 PM ET

He should have taken a 14.72 million dollar pay cut. Guy has done nothing but waste everyones time in Kansas City

March 7, 2013  03:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Cheifs still might be overpaying this guy?

no might about it my friend...definitely!!!

March 7, 2013  03:17 PM ET

Reducing a player's cap number is not the same as reducing their pay for a particular season. Unless they're talking total cap hit over length of the contract, but that doesn't make much sense.

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March 7, 2013  05:53 PM ET

A $10 million cut in pay? How will he put food on his family?

March 7, 2013  07:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Can he live on 4.2 million ??????

Will be a struggle.

March 8, 2013  12:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Can he live on 4.2 million ??????

Yes, but he'll have to sacrifice. No more using twenties as toilet paper.

 
March 8, 2013  08:16 AM ET

He's talking to Ropati Pitoitua who plays DE on the other side. "Dude, what do you mean they gave you a $10MM raise????"

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