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Vincent Jackson talking contract with Seahawks

Posted on: August 20, 2010 5:57 pm
Edited on: August 20, 2010 6:35 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

There could finally be some movement on the Vincent Jackson front. According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports , the Seattle Seahawks have been given permission to discuss contract terms with the star receiver. This suggests that a trade could be on the horizon. V. Jackson (US Presswire)

The Seahawks say they have talked to Chargers general manager A.J. Smith about trade compensation for Jackson. If Jackson gets his way, a new contract would likely be in the neighborhood of $9 million per season. Jackson would instantly become the No. 1 receiver in Seattle, relegating T.J. Houshmandzadeh to a more-fitting underneath role and allowing second-round rookie Golden Tate to assume the slot duties.

The Dolphins’ acquisition of Brandon Marshall from Denver will likely set the bar here. Miami gave up two second-round picks for Marshall (one in 2010, another in 2011).

Jackson’s holdout stems from his displeasure with being tendered as a restricted free agent. Jackson refused to sign the one-year tender of $3.268 million by June 15. The Chargers reduced the one-year tender to $583,000, which only widened the gap between the player and team.

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Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: August 20, 2010 6:26 pm
 

Vincent Jackson talking contract with Seahawks

I hope AJ deals him to the Seahawks. Floyd was the goto receiver at the end of last season. I think he'll have no trouble out performing Jackson this season and he doesn't have all off the field baggage that comes with Jackson. We like the harmony in the locker room we have right now. AJ should get a high price for Jackson as well.


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