Report: Chiefs' Jackson reworks contract

Restructured deal lowers 2012 base salary nearly $4 million. Terry McCormick

Print This April 21, 2012, 10:44 PM EST

Defensive end Tyson Jackson has restructured his contract, lowering his base salary from $8.5 million in 2012 to $4.25 million, according to Mac's Football Blog.

Jackson was the third overall pick in the 2009 draft and had triggered an escalator clause that jumped his 2012 base from just over $2.5 million to $8.05 million. In terms of lowering the base, $4 million of that is guaranteed for this year.

Jackson's base salary for 2013 is still $14.72 million and the deal has been reworked to remove the 2014 season from the salary cap.

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