Malik Jackson
DL JAC (5)
2 months ago

Jackson dropped 12 pounds between OTA's and the start of training camp, Jacksonville.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson, who signed a six-year deal with the Jaguars this offseason worth up to $85.5 million, said he spoke with coaches during OTA's and took their advice to heart. "The two things they talked to me about before we left for our break was losing weight and my cardio," Jackson said. "Coach Wash pulled me aside and said that's what I needed to work on." The 26-year-old played at around 308 pounds in 2015, when he recorded 5.0 sacks and 45 combined tackles, helping to lead the Broncos to a Super Bowl victory. As the headliner of a seven-man Jags free agent class, expectations will be high for Jackson, but head coach Gus Bradley is pleased with what he's seen thus far. "He has done a good job," Bradley said Friday. "I'll tell you what, he does a good job working on the edge. You know when you see him on a guard. Good technique and conditioning, he plays on the edge a little bit more and he shows some rushing."

Malik Jackson
DL JAC (5)
7 months ago

Jackson is poised to sign with the Jaguars, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The report notes that the defensive lineman's anticipated five or six-year deal with Jacksonville is expected to average in the range of $15 million per season. Jackson is coming off a 2015 season in which he recorded 45 tackles and five sacks for the Broncos, with the Florida Times-Union suggesting that Jackson seems likely "to play the three-technique defensive tackle position" with the Jaguars, while splitting time with Sen'Derrick Marks.

Malik Jackson
DL JAC (5)
7 months ago

Jackson remains a priority for the Broncos to re-sign, but he could be poised to test the free agent market if the team places its exclusive franchise tag on Von Miller, the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson is reportedly seeking a contract worth around $14 million per season, but the Broncos have only offered less than $11 million thus far. As a result, the parties haven't been able to strike agreement on a long-term deal. With Miller's situation at a similar, albeit more expensive, hurdle, Denver may have to prioritize one player for its franchise tag before Tuesday's deadline. That almost certainly will be Miller, thus leaving Jackson to take calls from interested teams and potentially sign elsewhere this offseason.

Malik Jackson
DL JAC (5)
7 months ago

Jackson recorded five tackles, one tackle for a loss, one quarterback hit, a fumble recovery and a touchdown in Denver's Super Bowl 50 victory over Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson pounced on Von Miller's first strip sack of Cam Newton, giving Denver a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. The team never looked back. Jackson didn't record a sack in the playoffs, and managed a modest five during the season, but established himself as a disruptive interior force. The Broncos locked up Jackson's other half, Derek Wolfe, and have Von Miller's contract to worry about, likely making Jackson one of the better free agent defensive linemen.

Malik Jackson
DL JAC (5)
9 months ago

Jackson had five tackles, including two sacks during Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson started off the season very well, picking up 3.5 sacks in the first five games, but he hadn't gotten to the quarterback since Week 6 before Sunday's two-sack effort.

Malik Jackson
DL JAC (5)
11 months ago

Jackson had three tackles, including a sack, Sunday against the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson has now picked up at least a half-sack in four of six games this season, recording 3.5 so far, putting him well on pace to best his career-high of six. That being said, he's a marginal fantasy IDP option given his low tackle totals (career-high of 42).

Malik Jackson
DL JAC (5)
2 years ago

Jackson picked up his second sack of the season in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

The sack was Jackson's only tackle, as he continues to be a fairly limited fantasy IDP option given his inability to accumulate a lot of sacks or tackles.

Malik Jackson
DL JAC (5)
2 years ago

Jackson had two tackles, including a half-sack during Sunday's regular-season opener against the Colts.

Jackson missed a day of practice last week following the death of his father, but he practiced Friday and played most of Sunday's game. He is a solid pass-rusher and could get a fair amount of opportunities at the quarterback this season if opposing offensive lines focus too much on DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller.

Malik Jackson
DL JAC (5)
2 years ago

Jackson is expected to play Sunday against the Colts after returning to Denver following funeral services for his father on Thursday, the Denver Post reports.

Jackson was able to practice Wednesday before flying to New Jersey for the funeral Thursday, and he then returned to practice Friday. He is able to line up as a defensive tackle and a defensive end, which gives him a little more flexibility in terms of playing time. He had a career-high six sacks last season, and may get a few more opportunities at the quarterback this season with opposing offenses having to focus on slowing down DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller.

Malik Jackson
DL JAC (5)
3 years ago1 Comment

Broncos DL Malik Jackson finished the regular season as Denver's team leader in tackles for loss (11) and QB hurries (15).

A favorite of Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris coming out of Tennessee as a 2012 fifth-round pick, Jackson has flourished as a versatile tackle-end, earning a starting job. "I think he has improved tremendously," coach John Fox said. "He and (rookie DT) Sylvester Williams have both improved a lot." Despite limited snaps, Jackson graded out as a top-12 defensive tackle in Pro Football Focus' regular season ratings, racking up 42 tackles and six sacks.