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Falcons Releasing DT Tyson Jackson

Vaughn McClure of ESPN is reporting that the Falcons are releasing veteran DT Tyson Jackson on Thursday.

Jackson, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2014. He signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Falcons back in 2014 and was set to make a base salary of $3.5 million over the next two years.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Jackson will free up $2.65 million of available cap space while creating $3.2 million in dead money.

In 2016, Jackson appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and recorded 13 tackles, no sacks and a pass defense.