The Washington Redskins have invited a familiar face to try out in former Chiefs lineman Tyson Jackson, who hasn’t found a home at all in 2017.
At one time, Tyson Jackson was supposed to be a game-changing force after being selected in the top three of the 2009 NFL Draft. Scott Pioli’s highest draft pick was supposed to set the edge for years to come in Kansas City and help to create the league’s best defensive line alongside another high draft pick in Glenn Dorsey, the previous year’s No. 5 pick.
While those heights and expectations were never reached, Jackson has been able to carve out for himself a nice career with two long stretches of employment during which he’s even earned a Super Bowl trip with the Atlanta Falcons. However after an eight-year career in the NFL, Jackson is facing an uncertain future.
Half of the 2017 season is already over and Jackson has yet to find a home. However, a spot might be opening up for Jackson in the nation’s capital as word has leaked that Washington is bringing him in for a tryout.
Jackson would certainly add a solid run defender to Washington’s roster as he’s remained decent on the edge as a rotational defender. Even last year for Atlanta, he played in all 16 games, starting 7, on a team that put the New England Patriots on the ropes. He would also add 90 games of starting experience over the years between five seasons in K.C. and three in Atlanta.
Jackson has 265 total tackles, 16 passes defended and 9 sacks in his NFL career.