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Vincent Jackson working out with McNabb

Unsigned restricted free agent Vincent Jackson’s trade market is heating up with recent reports surfacing of numerous teams’ interest in him, and the growing possibility that the Chargers are willing to unload the 2009 Pro Bowler.

We’ll add this nugget to the rumor mill: 
NFL Network’s Steve Wyche reports that Jackson is currently in Phoenix, training with none other than Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb.  McNabb annually works out in Arizona during the offseason, but Jackson is a new addition to the practice field out west as he continues to stay away from pre-training camp activities in hopes of securing a long-term contract.  
As we also would, Wyche cautions to not read too much into the connection.  The players are simply trying to stay in shape.  The Redskins’ heavily rumored interest in Jackson, however, makes it more interesting than it normally would be.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the Bears “have no plans to pursue Jackson at this time.” NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora tweeted Wednesday that the Seahawks are “best positioned” to make a run at Jackson, but Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst aren’t playing pitch-and-catch with the sixth-year receiver in the desert.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is known to be “a big fan” of San Diego’s (for now) 1,000-plus yard receiver.  The fact that Shanahan’s quarterback has suddenly developed a relationship with the player Shanahan came oh-so-close to drafting in 2005 can only serve to make a V-Jax-to-D.C. trade more likely.
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29 Responses to “Vincent Jackson working out with McNabb”
  1. parasonic says: Jun 30, 2010 7:41 PM

    can we trade them the room temp ham and cheese sandwich we got from the Raiders for Jason Campbell?

  2. RaiderMight says: Jun 30, 2010 7:43 PM

    Could this be considered tampering if he ends up with the ‘Skins?

  3. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Jun 30, 2010 7:52 PM

    Just please tell me that Haynesworth’s fat ass has been told that the Skins will pay out the contract and never let him touch the field for six more years. I pray everyday that happens to that fat piece of sh*t. That way he would not be able to hurt us on another team and at the same time the Skins could also be vindictive.

  4. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Jun 30, 2010 7:53 PM

    bUH-bYE sANTANA and Devon

  5. Chapnasty2 says: Jun 30, 2010 7:57 PM

    If the Redskins pull this trade off then they will have absolutely no draft picks in next years draft leaving them with no QB to develop before McNabb retires. It would be typical Redskins when they are trying to move in a different direction than they had in the past.

  6. Green n' Gold says: Jun 30, 2010 8:00 PM

    What the hell is wrong A.J. Smith and the Chargers brass? Vincent Jackson is an important “piece” and should not simply be traded away or discarded. This is a high stakes poker game that Spanos and the Chargers will lose. Williams has tremendous upside and multiple suitors, pay the man, you can’t afford not too. This isn’t the time to be cheap Spanos.

  7. TP7 says: Jun 30, 2010 8:09 PM

    Eric Pannell just ‘cream dreamed’

  8. winslow says: Jun 30, 2010 8:12 PM

    Vincent Jackson is 27 and has two straight thousand yard seasons. The Chargers are a legitimate Super Bowl contender, and they cannot replace him this year. Therefore, unless San Diego has lost its mind, he’s not going anywhere. If they don’t want to give him $50 million over four years, they should give him $12.5 million for one year and then deal with the problem after they make their run at a championship.

  9. CutlerIsACryBaby says: Jun 30, 2010 8:15 PM

    if he gets traded to the redskins, i’d tend to wonder if *Josh McDaniels* is the HC in San Diego……….

  10. Football1717 says: Jun 30, 2010 8:16 PM

    Green n’ Gold says:
    June 30, 2010 8:00 PM
    What the hell is wrong A.J. Smith and the Chargers brass? Vincent Jackson is an important “piece” and should not simply be traded away or discarded. This is a high stakes poker game that Spanos and the Chargers will lose. Williams has tremendous upside and multiple suitors, pay the man, you can’t afford not too. This isn’t the time to be cheap Spanos.
    ——————————————-
    Very well said. I am an Eagles fan and would hate to see him end up in the NFC East. The Chargers would be fools to trade him.

  11. dldavidlong says: Jun 30, 2010 8:22 PM

    he has a camp every year and always has other nfl players to train with him. this means nothing in terms of vj going to washington

  12. Beauregard says: Jun 30, 2010 8:30 PM

    ” The Chargers are a legitimate Super Bowl contender”
    Yeah, until the first playoff game when they collapse.
    What have they won WITH Jackson? Oh yeah, they kick butt in the regular season. Which proves nothing when you can’t beat a wildcard team at home in the playoffs. Chargers are legitimate chokers!

  13. prnandhomeless says: Jun 30, 2010 8:34 PM

    how is this not tampering?

  14. smithopher says: Jun 30, 2010 8:44 PM

    @ winslow – AJ Smith lost his mind long ago. Nobody thinks that he’ll cave in to either of the RFA’s demands that he’s dealing with. He got players during this offseason to take place of both of them… So I don’t think Smith will be hesitant to deal Jackson if he can’t get him to show up.
    I think it’d be sick to see Jackson in DC with McNabb. Talk about turning a team around. New stud OT to protect McNabb while he engineers his new offense, which includes Clinton Portis and Vincent Jackson? And Shanahan is running the show? If I heard that this time last year I’d have probably sh*t myself. They’re going to be a serious contender in the NFC East going forward. Now that they have McNabb they can draft a solid prospect at their leisure in the next few years to replace him down the road. Now if they can only get Haynesworth to come to practice.

  15. FinFan says: Jun 30, 2010 9:31 PM

    Good one more team the Fins don’t have to worry about to reach the superbowl!

  16. jrmooref says: Jun 30, 2010 9:40 PM

    It is not tampering because we are well within the free agent signing period.

  17. nflhof says: Jun 30, 2010 10:27 PM

    It is good to see VJ’s agent is finally earning his dough. I was wonderig when the sh*t would start to flow. It is also great timing for AJ Smith because he is on vacation right now. Hmmm I wonder what load of crap will be floated next????

  18. chhutson27 says: Jun 30, 2010 10:32 PM

    @Cutlerisacrybaby – You took the words out of my mouth. That seems like a McDaniels thing to do – make the Pro Bowl, and get gone!

  19. BigFatDog says: Jun 30, 2010 11:43 PM

    News flash for those of you who don’t know the chargers GM. He’s not going to trade Jackson unless he’s blown away. He’d rather make a statement to Jackson, his agent and the rest of the league. Aj smith simply doesn’t care what anyone thinks. He’s gonna do what he thinks is right, and guess what … THey are good enough to win that division without Jackson. Just watch.
    By the way parasonic, if you guys want Jackson, get ready to bend over. A 1st & a 3rd is the price. If nobody gives it, then AJ can just franchise Jackson next offseason. That’s hardball and that’s the way it’s going to be with AJ.

  20. Gray Eagle says: Jul 1, 2010 12:14 AM

    Jackson is facing the possibility of a four-game suspension for his second DUI conviction, which he incurred while driving without a license.
    Do the Redskins really need a guy that careless and self-centered? We already have one of those – - Dear Albert.

  21. salty says: Jul 1, 2010 12:18 AM

    Has anybody considered the fact that VJac does’nt want to play for the Chargers. He can’t handle the personel conduct rules they have. They are over and above the leagues rules.

  22. Defx says: Jul 1, 2010 12:42 AM

    This is nothing new. McNabb works out with many different players during the offseason, even those that aren’t teammates. These guys become friends at the pro-bowl and workout together in the offseason. Not really much of a story here, imo.
    And this is not tampering because McNabb is a player, not front office personnel; and last I checked, players had no ability to sign other players.

  23. BLeedGreeN4Life says: Jul 1, 2010 1:03 AM

    asante will shut him down

  24. We need linemen says: Jul 1, 2010 5:01 AM

    I bet this is where the “un-named source” for the trade rumour got his story from. It has become impossible to trust what any journalist says during off-seasons.
    Most of the time there is nothing to report, so instead of doing something substantive they just make up rumours based on pure supposition and then attribute it to an unamed source. That story gets re-reported and that repitition gets taken as confirmation.

  25. BoltsFan says: Jul 1, 2010 10:06 AM

    Jackson was within his rights to hold out, but he is an idiot if he thinks he and his agent can railroad A.J. Smith. At some point, Jackson had better wake up and recognize that he is an EMPLOYEE, not the OWNER. Employees do what they are told, and they don’t tell owners how much they are going to be paid. Those that try, at least in S.D., will quickly learn it is a pointless exercise.

  26. Turd_Spelunker says: Jul 1, 2010 10:58 AM

    So what I am getting from this is that McNabb could be a Charger? What are the Redskins thinking!!

  27. dlr4skins says: Jul 1, 2010 12:04 PM

    parasonic says:
    June 30, 2010 7:41 PM
    can we trade them the room temp ham and cheese sandwich we got from the Raiders for Jason Campbell?
    We’ve traded it already to the Saints……..

  28. johanneschimpo says: Jul 1, 2010 4:09 PM

    # RaiderMight says: June 30, 2010 7:43 PM
    Could this be considered tampering if he ends up with the ‘Skins?
    —————
    He’s not under contract. Durrrrr.

  29. The Bee's Knees says: Jul 2, 2010 12:46 AM

    Weather VJ sits out his 3 games from suspension, 10 from his hold-out, or the entire season doesn’t matter. The Chargers play in a joke that we like to call the AFC West. Hell if the Chargers do somehow tank big time this season they will be the first 7-9 team to host a playoff game.

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