Malik Jackson DL JAC 3 months ago

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

Competitive 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 3 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.

Competitive 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 3 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.

Competitive 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 months ago

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

Competitive 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 7 months ago

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

Competitive 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 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 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 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 2 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.

Malik Jackson DL JAC 3 years ago

Broncos DC Jack Del Rio singled out second-year DL Malik Jackson as a player that impressed him in Thursday's preseason opener.

"I thought he really stood out," Del Rio said. "Malik is having a good camp and quietly making a move himself." Jackson, last year's fifth-rounder, has been rotating in with the first-team defense recently. He played just 123 defensive snaps as a rookie, and we wouldn't expect that to rise dramatically in 2013.