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No franchise tag for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson

Posted on: March 5, 2012 4:18 pm
 
Jackson's time with Rivers might be at an end. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline for franchise came and went and Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson did not receive the franchise-tag designation, the team announced.

Jackson's arguably the top wideout on the market (though Marques Colston obviously has a case) but because the Chargers tagged him in 2011, another year would've been prohibitive, as the Chargers note it would have cost $13.7 million to franchise Jackson.

Now he'll hit the free-agent market, and he should get straight paid.

"We discussed it again this morning, and nothing changed," Chargers general manager A.J. Smith said Monday. "We did not like the franchise number, never did. Vincent will enter the market, and we will see what happens. We would like to have him continue on with us, but other teams now will enter the picture. We will now evaluate our contract proposal, and proceed accordingly."

The Chargers have stated repeatedly that they'd like Jackson back in 2012, and it's hard to blame them. Jackson recorded 1,000-plus yards in three of the past four years. The one year he didn't surpass 1,000 yards was in 2010, when a holdout and suspension resulted in him missing the first 11 games of the season.

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Comments

Since: Mar 7, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 7:01 pm
 

No franchise tag for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson

This guy is not a system Wide out.  Doesn't run the best of routes depending on coverage.  Will be interesting to see which teams kick the tires on him.  He has a reputation that is not necessarily as a team guy.  It is the start of the rebuild in San Diego.  Rivers replacement should be drafted this year.  The team missed it's prime for these past ten years. 



Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 6:39 pm
 

No franchise tag for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson

 

Vincent, feel the power of the Black Hole<br />harness the fan base of the Raider Nation, come, come to Oakland. Ok enough<br />with the Star Wars parity, Reggie impress me with your moves. Release TJ, Boller,<br />and then trade Bush and Boss this should make enough room for Jackson. This is<br />a must have due to our lack of a true TE and/or a position receiver over the<br />middle. A true veteran that can read defenses understand the fad and seam<br />routes plus can catch the high and back shoulder passes.




Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2012 6:20 pm
 

No franchise tag for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson

AJ Smith, YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: March 5, 2012 6:19 pm
 

No franchise tag for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson

The Bears have the cap room, but do they want to use 1/2 of it on Jackson? Next year they have quite a few contracts due and will need some money for those. It depends on what they do in the draft.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2012 6:01 pm
 

No franchise tag for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson

Best scenario is going to the Bears and catch passes from Cutler. Bears have a lot of money to spend this offseason and the new GM will need to get a quality receiver and some O=-line help.



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 5:43 pm
 

No franchise tag for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson

Would love if the Seahawks go after him.



Since: Jan 25, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 5:31 pm
 

No franchise tag for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson

BeardedOne, good luck.  It is sole about the money with VJ.  He who has the most money for the most years wins.



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2012 5:27 pm
 

No franchise tag for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson

wouldn't a smart receiver with skills, like VJ, love to catch Brady? Think this over



Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 5:15 pm
 

No franchise tag for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson

I can see Trent Baalke, Jim Harbaugh with Jed York on the phone discussing the plans and finalizing a deal when March 13 arrives ;)



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2012 4:58 pm
 

No franchise tag for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson

The Niners have the money and they need  a WR, I hope they go get him


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