Trading Vincent Jackson after yesterday’s events is now much more difficult. It turns out that one team nearly completed a deal to acquire him before Saturday’s soft deadline.
Florio contacted PFT headquarters from his family reunion to report that Jackson and an NFL team worked out a one-year deal yesterday, according to a league source. But the team and the Chargers couldn’t agree on trade terms, scuttling the move for now.
We don’t know what team tried to make the move. Seattle showed prior interest, and the Rams surfaced as a potential candidate during the day Saturday.
Yahoo! Sports reported that the Chargers previously asked for a second-round pick in 2011 and a third-round pick in 2012 in exchange for Jackson. That would likely be too expensive a price to pay if the team acquiring Jackson only got him on a one-year rental.
The lack of a move makes us wonder, once again, if the Chargers really want to trade Jackson at all.
UPDATE: It appears the Seahawks and Jackson continued to talk Saturday, although there is some dispute over the events of the day.