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94 Tyson Jackson DE

Atlanta Falcons

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Falcons' Tyson Jackson: Sackless in two seasons with Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Jackson racked up 31 tackles in 16 games for the Falcons in 2015.

This is the second consecutive season that Jackson has not recorded a sack. He was never a dominant pass rusher with the Chiefs, but he did have seven combined sacks in his final two years in Kansas City. He still has three years left on his contract, but the Falcons will likely need to see a little more out of Jackson if he wants to stay on the team's roster for three more years.

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Falcons DT Jackson hires personal chef to lose weight, fit into defense
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

Falcons defensive tackle Tyson Jackson can sit back and relax after signing a five-year, $25 million deal with the team last season, but he's showing more dedication than ever.

Jackson, who currently weighs 318 pounds, hired a personal chef with the goal of slimming down to 305 pounds, per ESPN.com.

"I just started recently, and constantly, week by week, I want to trim down," Jackson said. "I got my personal chef at the end of March. I know Matt Ryan used her, and a couple Falcons in the past have used her, too."

Jackson wants to slime down because the Falcons' defensive schemes will be much different this year. Last season he was encouraged to be as big as possible because the team pictured him as a run-stuffer. This year's defense is a more complex version of last season's 4-3 scheme and it incorporates a lot of 3-4 principles, so Jackson's big frame isn't an ideal fit.

"Playing this 4-3 style of defense, there's no reason to be heavy because you're not two-gapping no more," Jackson said. "Everything is ball, key and get-off. So, that's pretty much the reason for [losing weight]."

Jackson started all 16 games for the Falcons last year and recorded 22 tackles.

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Quinn: Falcons will move Prince Shembo back to OLB
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

New Falcons coach Dan Quinn met with the media at the Indianapolis scouting combine on Thursday and discussed his plans for the team's defensive players. 

The biggest news was that the team plans to move Prince Shembo back to outside linebacker. Shembo was drafted as an outside linebacker, but injuries on the defense required him to move inside. 

Shembo had 59 tackles for the Falcons in his rookie season, but he'll likely play more of a role in the pass rush from the outside. He had nine sacks as a senior at Notre Dame while playing OLB. 

Quinn also plans to use Tyson Jackson and Paul Soliai on the inside. They split time between defensive tackle and end last season, but Quinn was impressed with their size at the tackle spots. Soliai had 29 tackles and a sack last season. Jackson had 22 tackles. 

Quinn said Dezmen Southward, who played exclusively at safety last season, will get a look at the cornerback position as well. 

Southward had 23 tackles, one sack and two pass defenses last year. 

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WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/14/15PHI0000
29/20/15NYG0000
39/27/15DAL0000
410/4/15HOU0000
510/11/15WAS0000
610/15/15NO0000
710/25/15TEN0000
811/1/15TB0000
911/8/15SF0000
1111/22/15IND0000
1211/29/15MIN0000
1312/6/15TB0000
1412/13/15CAR0000
1512/20/15JAC0000
1612/27/15CAR0000
171/3/16NO0000
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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2009Kansas City Chiefs163827.0110000.0002
2010Kansas City Chiefs123119.0121000.0000
2011Kansas City Chiefs165537.0181000.0002
2012Kansas City Chiefs154331.0123000.0003
2013Kansas City Chiefs153425.094000.0003
2014Atlanta Falcons162210.0120000.0003
2015Atlanta Falcons163114.0170000.0000
TOTAL106254163.0919000.00013
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/296
Birthdate:
6/6/1986
Age:
29
Hometown:
New Orleans, LA, USA
School:
Louisiana State
NFL Experience:
7
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
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