Last week it was reported that the Seahawks expressed interest in a trade with the Chargers that would land restricted free agent Vincent Jackson in Seattle, but that the Chargers said no thanks. Now another team has been identified as a suitor for Jackson: The Washington Redskins.
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune quotes an unnamed source as saying “several other teams,” including the Redskins, are interested in acquiring Jackson from the Chargers.
However, it’s not known how much other teams are willing to give up to acquire Jackson, or how much they’re willing to pay Jackson, who apparently wants a new contract worth more than the four-year, $47.5 million deal Brandon Marshall got when the Broncos traded him to the Dolphins.
Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith has indicated that he’ll play hardball with both Jackson and left tackle Marcus McNeill, who also hasn’t signed his restricted free agent tender. Both players are reportedly considering sitting out until after Week Ten, when they need to report to accrue a season toward unrestricted free agency.