Sunday, September 5, 2010

Trades for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson fall through

Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson remains on the Chargers' roster, even though general manager A.J. Smith has spent weeks trying to trade the disgruntled player. Several teams have shown interest in Jackson but have been unwilling to meet either the Chargers' trade demands or Jackson's contract demands.
And since Jackson, a holdout, has failed to report to the team before the start of the official first week of the season, his three-game league suspension now grows. His three-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy will not begin until he reports to the Chargers. He must report for work on the first day of the league week to begin his suspension. So, as best, he now will miss at least four games and not be eligible to play until the Oct. 10-11 weekend. If he fails to report by Sept. 14, his suspension in effect would extend through Week 6.
The Rams and Vikings explored trade options but publicly stated over the weekend that their interest in Jackson has waned. Seattle is believed to remain interested on some level but pulled out when hearing of Jackson's asking price, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

source: Yahoo Sports
author: The Sporting News

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