October 14, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson (94) rushes against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency 2013: Kansas City Chiefs, Tyson Jackson Restructure Deal

The Kansas City Chiefs have continued their aggressive approach to the offseason and made yet another move to lock up a member of their starting lineup. The common belief heading into the next league year was that the Chiefs would part ways with defensive end Tyson Jackson in large part to his ludicrous $17.5 million cap figure for the 2013 season, but that has all changed.

In a report from ESPN AFC West blogger Bill Williamson, the Chiefs and Jackson have agreed to restructure his contract.

Terms of the restructure have not been released, but the move will keep Jackson from hitting the open market.

With Jackson joining Dwayne Bowe, Branden Albert and Dustin Colquitt as Chiefs starters returning to the team, that leaves defensive end Glenn Dorsey as one of the remaining key players heading for free agency. Dorsey is not expected to return to the team and should generate some interest in free agency.

You have to love the Chiefs are working on building a solid core on the roster that will be able to work together moving forward. The Chiefs aggressive approach has made them early winners of the offseason battle before the new league year has even started.

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