NFL free agency: Tyson Jackson leaves Chiefs, agrees to deal with Falcons

John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Tyson Jackson, the Kansas City Chiefs 2009 third overall pick, has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Atlanta Falcons.

The Scott Pioli influence in Atlanta nabbed Jon Asamoah from the Chiefs and the same is happening with Tyson Jackson. According to a report from Mike Silver, the Falcons have agreed to terms with Tyson Jackson.

Pioli now works in the personnel department with the Falcons.

Some people may not be all that upset about that because they want the Chiefs to upgrade from Jackson. I can agree with that. But it's hard to do that with little money and no second round pick. Jackson is a known commodity and those players are important to hang onto (as Chiefs fans are learning this offseason).

Tthe Chiefs options to replace Jackson would be to promote someone in-house (Allen Bailey, Mike Catapano?), sign a free agent (someone like Tyson Jackson might be good) or draft someone. I would guess you'd have to use a high draft pick on someone you hope would start right away. The Chiefs, of course, have other holes they could use with their first round pick, including safety and offensive line.

I'm not complaining -- plenty of people are happy to T-Jax go -- it's just a frustrating reality with the salary cap. It's also frustrating to repeatedly hear the key to success is drafting well and keeping your own free agents, which the Chiefs haven't been able to do this offseason.

For now, the Chiefs have another starting job to fill.

UPDATE: And now for the money ... wow!

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