More help on the way for the #Texans: Source says former No. 3 pick DE Tyson Jackson is visiting and working out for Houston today.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 10, 2017
Drafted with the Chiefs with the third pick of the 2009 NFL Draft out of LSU and cut by the Falcons this past March, Tyson Jackson inspired our pal Dave Choate to write this on the day Jackson was released by Atlanta more than six months ago:
The veteran defensive tackle is being cut because the Falcons will save a couple million this year and a few million next year, and they're going to need those dollars with big money extensions happening and on their way. Jackson was brought aboard by Mike Smith and company to impart some toughness to a defensive line sorely lacking it, but by the end of his run in Atlanta, he was a rotational run stopper who could occasionally do useful things as a pass rusher. That's an asset, but with his salary, the ax was looming.
While Jackson was a punching bag for the fanbase, he did offer the solid or better run defense that was advertised when he came over from Kansas City, and he outlasted fellow defensive tackle Paul Soliai. That's something, I guess.
Like Lamarr Houston, Jackson has remained gainfully unemployed since his previous squad parted ways with him. Are you intrigued by the notion of adding Jackson to the Texans’ defensive line rotation?