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Another soft deadline for a Vincent Jackson trade

Vincent Jackson could play in the fifth game of the season if he’s traded, but he has to be traded soon for that to happen. 

Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network has the entire NFL statement on Jackson’s situation, which has a few interesting wrinkles to it.

1. As part of the settlement, a moratorium will be in effect from now until 4 p.m. ET on Friday, September 17. In the meantime, any team interested in Jackson must receive permission from the Chargers before talking contract with Jackson’s agents.  A trade can’t be worked out with the Chargers until the moratorium is over.

2. Jackson is eligible to play in the fifth game of the season if he’s traded to a new team if he signs and is traded by 4PM ET on September 22.  

3. If Jackson is not traded by 4 p.m. ET on September 22, he will serve
the remainder of his three-game suspension and be placed on roster
exempt until the day following the third game scheduled after the date
he actually reports, regardless of any subsequent trade.

So a trade has to happen between Friday and Wednesday or any interested team loses out on two possible games from Jackson.

The Chargers still have all the control here.  They can trade with who they want to.  If, say, the Rams offered the highest draft pick to San Diego, then the Chargers may only allow Jackson to talk contract with them.  Even if he really wants to go elsewhere.

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51 Responses to “Another soft deadline for a Vincent Jackson trade”
  1. kmartinson says: Sep 16, 2010 3:07 PM

    Vincent Jackson = Bernard Berrian

  2. t-mon says: Sep 16, 2010 3:08 PM

    The Vikings have a bye in week 4, so he wouldnt be able to play with them until week 6 if traded there, correct?

  3. Dewey Axewoond says: Sep 16, 2010 3:09 PM

    Chargers will rue the day they let this happen.

  4. rovibe says: Sep 16, 2010 3:09 PM

    “The Chargers have all control here…” — I don’t know about that. Something tells me the Chargers would prefer to have just had Jackson sign his tender and play this year in San Diego. I’d say it’s a 50/50 split between player and team.

  5. SATAN says: Sep 16, 2010 3:11 PM

    I would point out that the NFC West Plays the AFC West Play each other so it will make the chargers think twice about trading to the Rams. Although Arizona and Seattle look good since they are in the window of the suspension

  6. Fast Richie says: Sep 16, 2010 3:17 PM

    I think the Chargers will simply squat on his rights just to screw with him.

  7. dabarber says: Sep 16, 2010 3:18 PM

    Don’t worry–A.J. Smith will find a way to screw it up.
    His ego will get in the way of the team (again) and the Chargers will get nothing for VJax.

  8. RIP__21 says: Sep 16, 2010 3:18 PM

    Its the best interest of all parties involved to let any team interested to talk to him and get a deal done.
    That being said I think a trade is unlikely as AJ Smith is a colossal dick; and will probably be content to let him sit the year out while Rome(San Diego) burns.
    The teams offense definitely misses him.

  9. baronzeus says: Sep 16, 2010 3:19 PM

    “The Chargers still have all the control here. ”
    Is this a joke? V-Jax will get much higher offers out of a team that he accepts a contract extension from. So really, he is the one with all the control.

  10. dabarber says: Sep 16, 2010 3:21 PM

    The “Lord of No Rings” AJ Smith will find a way to screw this up as well.

  11. FinFan68 says: Sep 16, 2010 3:22 PM

    I still do not understand why the Chargers must authorize teams to talk to a RFA. I thought the whole point was to allow players to work a deal with another team so long as they get compensated. Maybe he needs to sign the tender to be granted access to the other teams but I don’t think Marshall signed his tender when he talked to the seahawks.

  12. mikethepa says: Sep 16, 2010 3:23 PM

    Vincent Jackson is 6’5″ 230lbs. Berrian is 6’1″ 185. You need a better analogy.

  13. rovibe says: Sep 16, 2010 3:34 PM

    mikethepa says: Vincent Jackson is 6’5″ 230lbs. Berrian is 6’1″ 185. You need a better analogy.
    —————————————–
    As a Vikes fan who watches Berrian weekly, I can add one more to the list of differences between the two: Jackson can catch. Berrian can’t.

  14. hrmlss says: Sep 16, 2010 3:41 PM

    FinFan68 says: September 16, 2010 3:22 PM
    I still do not understand why the Chargers must authorize teams to talk to a RFA. I thought the whole point was to allow players to work a deal with another team so long as they get compensated.
    _________________________________
    He had all off season as an RFA to talk to other teams and no one wanted to meet his contract wants. Then there is a deadline where his rights go back to the team.

  15. toonster says: Sep 16, 2010 3:46 PM

    I half-wonder if Shanahan and Bruce Allen will ponder a move. The Redskins could use his size on the boundaries.
    That said, after their Week 1 performance, it wouldn’t surprise me if AJ tries to squat on Vincent and forces Vincent to eventually come into the fold. They need a WR to take charge, to open space up for Antonio Gates, otherwise the passing game will be inconsistent, rendering their offense ineffective. I don’t see another WR they could make a move for right now.

  16. Turnercrp says: Sep 16, 2010 3:46 PM

    VJ should really put the screws to San Diego and demand to be traded to the KC Chiefs.

  17. cronn100 says: Sep 16, 2010 3:48 PM

    Jason “Lock-and-Load”

  18. CushingKicksAss says: Sep 16, 2010 3:49 PM

    Just so long as he’s not in a stinkin’ JETS uni this season…

  19. Mean Leroy Brown says: Sep 16, 2010 3:49 PM

    mikethepa says:
    Vincent Jackson is 6’5″ 230lbs. Berrian is 6’1″ 185. You need a better analogy.
    I figured Berrian would be heavier since he has hands made of stone……

  20. brians says: Sep 16, 2010 3:51 PM

    How ’bout this:
    Vincent Jackson = Berrian is not a Viking when the next season begins…whenever that is. I don’t think the vikings would be looking for a 1/2 season deal and Berrian is making too much given what the V’s are getting out of him.

  21. chargerrich says: Sep 16, 2010 3:52 PM

    After listening to Revis work the Jets and fat ass Tannanbum, I for one like the way A.J. is handling this situation.
    VJax is an above average but not great player who has turned arrogant and greedy after the Chargers set the stage for him to excel.
    I will be glad when he is gone so I can watch him screw some team out of 50 million and then tank while we get a draft pick.

  22. 81megatron81 says: Sep 16, 2010 3:52 PM

    Make him sit, Whiners like that dont deserve to play in this league….

  23. contract says: Sep 16, 2010 3:54 PM

    “The Chargers still have all the control here.”
    You must have missed Philip Rivers in full meltdown. Jackson is the only starting caliber WR in the Chargers organization.

  24. Skins2Win says: Sep 16, 2010 3:57 PM

    What is the Charger’s asking price for Jackson?As a Redskins fan, I’d love to see the Skins trade Haynesworth for a pick and use that pick to trade for Jackson!

  25. Electrogasm says: Sep 16, 2010 4:01 PM

    Two schools of thought:
    Chargers do nothing with him this year and receive a potential 3rd Round pick when VJerk walks, as they’ve done many times before.
    Chargers pick VJerk’s potential suitors to get the best deal and/or screw with him by sending him to an NFL Siberia to teach him a lesson. Spiteful, but possible.
    Or accommodate VJerk by sending him to the NFL town which brews or distills his favorite alcohol.

  26. sweetnlow310 says: Sep 16, 2010 4:02 PM

    Are you serious Baronzeus? What kind of control does VJ have if the Chargers deny all trade offers? If he had all the control don’t you think he’d be playing right now for some team out there? Please have just the slightest clue as to what you’re talking about before posting.

  27. SHACKFU says: Sep 16, 2010 4:06 PM

    And the end of the day, though, how does this help my fantasy team?

  28. Dynasty Champ says: Sep 16, 2010 4:07 PM

    Holdup! The NFL Player Hold-Out Needs to Go
    http://dynastychamp.wordpress.com/2010/09/11/holdup-the-nfl-player-hold-out-needs-to-go/

  29. JohnnyFootballHero says: Sep 16, 2010 4:08 PM

    Vincent Jackson is not Bernard Berrian. He’s more Visanthe Shiancoe, if anything.
    And oh man, could the Vikings use another Shiancoe.

  30. Chiefs2010 says: Sep 16, 2010 4:09 PM

    Vincent Jackson was made by Phillip Rivers..
    dude lacks a step and is not worth a ton of money
    oh and he gets in constant off the field bs

  31. jecates says: Sep 16, 2010 4:20 PM

    Hey baronzeus, control and benefit are different. Jackson has the most to GAIN if he accepts a contract extension from another team. That fact means he also has the most to LOSE if they don’t let him. Therefore, they have all the control. They lose him for the season for sitting out, or if they trade him.

  32. Ralph says: Sep 16, 2010 4:21 PM

    We’re no longer in the RFA period. The Chargers own his rights, plain and simple.

  33. Leroy'sButler says: Sep 16, 2010 4:38 PM

    Favre sucks.

  34. BoltsFan says: Sep 16, 2010 4:42 PM

    FinFan, you don’t understand what the “R” stands for in RFA then. He is RESTRICTED. Putting the R in front of FA is tantamount to an oxymoron. He is really not a FREE agent at all.
    Some of the people in here just can’t stand the fact that team ownership/management has far more power than the players who are merely EMPLOYEES. Get over it. Management is superior. If you don’t like it, pony up the money and BUY a business and put your OWN capital at risk. THEN whine to me about what is fair and equitable.

  35. karmathaitch says: Sep 16, 2010 4:50 PM

    AJ Sucks

  36. pitt says: Sep 16, 2010 4:57 PM

    @Skins2Win
    I think you just spoke for the Redskins fanbase

  37. ChargersRoll13209 says: Sep 16, 2010 5:10 PM

    # toonster says: September 16, 2010 3:46 PM
    I half-wonder if Shanahan and Bruce Allen will ponder a move. The Redskins could use his size on the boundaries.
    That said, after their Week 1 performance, it wouldn’t surprise me if AJ tries to squat on Vincent and forces Vincent to eventually come into the fold. They need a WR to take charge, to open space up for Antonio Gates, otherwise the passing game will be inconsistent, rendering their offense ineffective. I don’t see another WR they could make a move for right now.
    —————————————————-
    Great Thought on Washington Toonster, Never thought of them…. That would be interesting.
    AJ is a smart man..Everyone who thinks he is a dick, just get upset because he doesnt wheel and deal and make out of this world trades. He builds through the draft and has tons of patience and a poker face… Look at that trade of Cromartie to The Jets.. Dude had the most penalties out of everyone,, Just like the Cromartie we know… AJ knew what he was doing then, and he knows what he is doing now.. LT, his production failed, so he let him go. Matthews will be dominate, That game against the chiefs was his first game as a pro, and it was raining,. The weather played a huge factor in this game.
    You will see Floyd, Nanee, Gates, Crayton, and even Buster Davis produce as if Jackson was never part of this team.. I just want them to sign McNeal now just to slap VJ in the face!!!!..

  38. Mrsteve says: Sep 16, 2010 5:15 PM

    The Vikings tried to trade for him & the Chargers were asking too much & now Jackson will be out one more game. Probably will not trade now.

  39. purplejesus says: Sep 16, 2010 5:17 PM

    Who’ll be picking him up at the airport, Chilly, Favre, Longwell, Jared Allen, Hutch….???

  40. Opinionated Fool says: Sep 16, 2010 5:36 PM

    I wish the Chargers could have found a way to keep Jackson, but he’s simply asking too much, and the fact that no other team stepped in to meet his demands proves that point.
    Also, the dude has two DUI convictions. If he gets a third, the NFL will suspend him for a year. What team owner wants to take that risk?
    And if they do take the risk, they’ll be paying him while he sits out until the end of October. He hasn’t attended a single OTA, practice or pre-season game. What kind of shape is he in? Is he still the same VJ he was last year? Can he play at that level without a Philip Rivers?
    Lastly, there’s a strong possibility that any team that picks him now won’t get to use him much next year either, depending on the lockout situation. VJ is really screwing himself. His stock has dropped faster than the economy under Obama.

  41. Synergist says: Sep 16, 2010 5:37 PM

    Send Redskins One to go pick him up…

  42. FinFan68 says: Sep 16, 2010 6:02 PM

    @ Boltsfan. Nice rant but totally offbase. I do understand what the R stands for. Restricted means that the team gets compensated if the player leaves. I have been one of the most vocal supporters of the Chargers’ FO on this issue. VJ is a stupid, arrogant troublemaker that believes he is worth a king’s ransom. He can’t demand a huge contract because of his “talent” and then expect the Chargers to accept scrub level compensation. My question was about limiting his ability to talk to other teams, not that the Chargers should not control the level of acceptable compensation.

  43. Jabberwocky says: Sep 16, 2010 6:10 PM

    Who the heck would ever want to play in a dome with purple on? Viqueens will never win a SB!

  44. RavenAttack says: Sep 16, 2010 6:27 PM

    I mean, if the Chargers want him, pay him what he wants because he’s the number one guy. If not, trade him and don’t come up with these ridiculous demands where the team won’t budge. AJ Smith has gotta stop thinking everything can go his way. Ever since this guy’s beef with Schotty got him (Schottenheimer) fired, which I thought was insane especially coming off of a 14-2 record and winning the division title, plus home field, I knew this team was gonna have issues. Watching that game against the Chiefs, I knew Jackson and McNeill’s absence would be felt. Antonio Gates is a hell of a talent, but he’s not a receiver, but a tight end. Floyd and Naanee are cool but they’re number one receivers on that team and V-Jax is. I would say he’s worth a 2nd or 3rd, but pay him or move on and trade him to somewhere else instead of keeping him hostage.

  45. Trips Right, 68 Slant, D Slant says: Sep 16, 2010 6:44 PM

    Not Yeah,
    But Alllllll Hell Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
    I got V-Jax in the 10th rd (yeah…. I said tenth!) at the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF) last week in Atlantic City.
    Can you say sta-sta-sta-stoked???
    Rds.
    1. GB QB Aaron Rodgers
    2. STL RB Steven Jaackson
    3. PIT RB Rashard Mendenhall
    4. SD TE Antonio Gates
    5. CIN WR Terrell Owens
    6. ARI RB Chris “Beanie” Wells
    7. DAL RB Marion Barber
    8. DAL WR Dez Bryant
    9. HOU WR Jacoby Jones
    10. FA WR Vincent Jackson
    11. OAK WR Louis Murphy
    12. JAX WR Mike Thomas
    13. GB WR James Jones
    14. JAX RB Fred Taylor
    15. DEF Green Bay
    16. MIN RB Toby Gerhart
    17. TEN WR Nate Washington
    18. DEN QB Kyle Orton
    19. OAK K Sebastian Janikowski
    20. BUF WR Steve Johnson
    The League 1st Place $5500 is mine.
    And maybe the planets will align to set me up for the $300,000 overall
    ‘Nation………..

  46. JamFed says: Sep 16, 2010 6:48 PM

    VJ is so screwed. He should’ve had this all taken care of before the season started.
    Holdouts vs. AJ Smith, HA!
    You can’t play hardball, when all the cards are in AJ’s tool shed – LOL

  47. BoltsFan says: Sep 16, 2010 6:50 PM

    FinsFan, thanks for explaining what you were talking about. I didn’t read the intent behind your post that way until you clarified it. Good luck to Miami this year.

  48. baronzeus says: Sep 16, 2010 7:18 PM

    “Are you serious Baronzeus? What kind of control does VJ have if the Chargers deny all trade offers? If he had all the control don’t you think he’d be playing right now for some team out there? Please have just the slightest clue as to what you’re talking about before posting.”
    Um…the point he was making in the article was that they can trade VJ to the Rams or some other crappy team to piss him off. But that’s dumb, because no team that VJ doesn’t want will want VJ. He won’t sign an extension and they’ll essentially be paying a high draft pick for 10-12 games of one season.
    I seriously doubt anyone is willing to do that, so it looks like the Chargers can a) trade him where he wants and get something in return, or b) let him sit out the season and get almost nothing in return. And you’ve got to think that the Chargers, who had super bowl aspirations until a few weeks ago, will want to get something in return for throwing their season away.

  49. FinFan68 says: Sep 16, 2010 7:40 PM

    Trips right: I don’t see much to be “stoked” about. There are a few decent players but you will be screwed when Rodgers goes on IR. You spent a 10th round selection on a guy that will probably not play this year…could have picked Jamarcus Russell and gotten the same value. BTW Fred Taylor has not played for Jax in quite a while

  50. Trips Right, 68 Slant, D Slant says: Sep 16, 2010 9:52 PM

    FinFan68:
    “Trips right: I don’t see much to be “stoked” about. There are a few decent players but you will be screwed when Rodgers goes on IR. You spent a 10th round selection on a guy that will probably not play this year…could have picked Jamarcus Russell and gotten the same value. BTW Fred Taylor has not played for Jax in quite a while”
    Any prudent person can discern that you know zilch about Fantasy Football. And that’s quite o.k. by me and a plus for your opponents if you should ever join a league (notice that I said join and not “compete”).
    Good luck with your day job.
    ‘Nation………………..

  51. boltschick says: Sep 16, 2010 11:05 PM

    Draft picks are only good if you know how to use them.
    Have the Chargers made a single good pick in the past 3 years that they didn’t trade up for?

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