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Report: Vincent Jackson will be a Charger, won’t hold up a deal

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Any talk that Vincent Jackson could use his status as a named plaintiff in the players’ antitrust lawsuit against the owners to hold up a settlement and keep the lockout from ending may be little more than posturing.

That’s the word from Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, who reports that Jackson wants to remain in San Diego and would be willing to play for the one-year guaranteed salary that comes with the franchise tag.

In an appearance on XX Sports Radio in San Diego, Acee was emphatic that Jackson and the Chargers will work things out: “Vincent Jackson will be a Charger, and that’s the bottom line,” Acee said.

If Jackson is a Charger, he’ll be a well-paid one. The Chargers franchised Jackson in February, and the franchise number for wide receivers this season is expected to be a salary of $11.3 million. That may be enough to make Jackson happy to spend another season in San Diego.

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32 Responses to “Report: Vincent Jackson will be a Charger, won’t hold up a deal”
  1. derekjetersmansion says: Jul 19, 2011 6:25 PM

    But all the players are greedy! How dare they be compensated.

  2. vbe2 says: Jul 19, 2011 6:25 PM

    Wake me when real news happens.

  3. fresh2deafbill says: Jul 19, 2011 6:26 PM

    so what the hell is left to argue about

  4. goawayeverybody says: Jul 19, 2011 6:29 PM

    Everyone needs to chill the #$%* out! No individual player is going to scuttle the deal. Okay? Understand??? The deal is done. Players are being told to show up to practice. The deal is done.

  5. 808raiderinparadise says: Jul 19, 2011 6:30 PM

    Pacman Jones must of called him.

  6. jcd213 says: Jul 19, 2011 6:31 PM

    So he won’t cry and miss 2/3 of this season?

  7. riverhorsey says: Jul 19, 2011 6:32 PM

    Someone buy Vincent a beer, cheers !!

  8. jamie54 says: Jul 19, 2011 6:33 PM

    Thank God since money spent on Sproles has been a waste you might as well spend it where you get a return on the investment.

  9. glen1904 says: Jul 19, 2011 6:36 PM

    Makins and Jackson should get money from the union, they are the ones that told them to hold out and then a month later said they need to come in. the union is also the reason that they both got caught up last year with the opting out by the owners and the rules they agreed too thus making both of them going into their 7th and still only signed a effin rookie contract.
    they were screwed by the union the owners only used the rules they were given to do it to them.

  10. 1buckeye76 says: Jul 19, 2011 6:36 PM

    willing to fall on the sword and play for $11.3 mill for one year all for the betterment of the league. what a stand-up guy.

  11. bucks12965 says: Jul 19, 2011 6:38 PM

    Why isn’t half the article spent criticizing how A.J. Smith mishandled this jackass last year? Maybe because he handled him perfectly?

    Doesn’t mean A.J. isn’t a jackass as well…but he was correct on this one.

  12. dasmol says: Jul 19, 2011 6:39 PM

    Someone call that man a cab, so he can celebrate the new CBA proper.

  13. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 19, 2011 6:39 PM

    @fresh2deafbill – The leagues most spoiled brat does not want to be threatened with the franchise tag because it will lessen his bargaining powering.

    Hint: I’m referring to Peyton Manning

  14. vbe2 says: Jul 19, 2011 6:41 PM

    @808raiderinparadise says:Jul 19, 2011 6:30 PM

    Pacman Jones must of called him.
    ——————————————————–

    Really? “Must of”, really? “Must of”? Come one, what’s happened to the state of education? I suppose it’s State Education.

    You must’ve missed that day in 2nd grade.

  15. philwauke says: Jul 19, 2011 6:45 PM

    So which is it? first you say the players are going to get in the way and now it looks like they aren’t. So did you run their names in the ground for nothing?

  16. gotitan says: Jul 19, 2011 6:46 PM

    LT doesn’t care either.

  17. cassrangers says: Jul 19, 2011 6:48 PM

    I just don’t understand why the Chargers just can’t make their players happy… for the love of god….

  18. hawkeye6 says: Jul 19, 2011 6:49 PM

    Good news for San Diego. Hopefully they can work out a long term deal in the meantime. Rivers/Jackson combo is a good one.

  19. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 19, 2011 6:50 PM

    Good News. Hopefully nothing else will delay this long NFL lockout from being over. Time for a new CBA deal.

  20. bubbajon46 says: Jul 19, 2011 6:50 PM

    For his own well being on the field…he wasn’t about to hold up a deal for 1898 other players

  21. tomsd1 says: Jul 19, 2011 6:58 PM

    We’ll see. Live here in SD and am not a huge Acee fan, as he is really just a mouthpiece for Charger GM – The Lord of No Rings – AJ Smith.

  22. tomsd1 says: Jul 19, 2011 7:01 PM

    BTW – Jackson got screwed by the NFLPA last year when they “ordered” him to report and he played for a fraction of what he should be paid. I wouldn’t blame him one bit if he said – stuff it up yours, and pay me the damn money. Acee said even $10 million in “damages” would be “pennies” compared to the overall agreement for what – $9.5 Billion revenue – so just pay him the “pennies”.

    Logan Mankin may also have some reason to grind – whereas the pretty QB’s (Breezy, Helmet Manning and Lingere Brady) – are making tens of millions.

  23. txhc says: Jul 19, 2011 7:11 PM

    Logan Mankins doesn’t care. He’s going down with the ship.

  24. mr4thand1 says: Jul 19, 2011 7:19 PM

    AJ Smith must be FUMING right now……GET YOURS, V-Jax!

  25. backinblack67 says: Jul 19, 2011 7:28 PM

    Really? “Must of”, really? “Must of”? Come one, what’s happened to the state of education? I suppose it’s State Education.

    I guess “one” = on smart guy

  26. derekjetersmansion says: Jul 19, 2011 7:31 PM

    Vincent Jackson is the most overrated player in the NFL in the past 25 years. He’s just not very good.

  27. djax10isthebomb says: Jul 19, 2011 7:32 PM

    Somebody came to their senses and wised the eff up. Nice.

  28. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Jul 19, 2011 7:42 PM

    tomsd1:
    Logan Mankins got his panties all bunched up and walked from $11 million a year. His choice.

  29. keeponhating says: Jul 19, 2011 8:21 PM

    Rofl @ vbe2 seriously if you’re going to call a guy out on his spelling or grammar u might wanna read it six or seven times before you hit that post button. “Come one” man!

  30. doe22us says: Jul 19, 2011 9:10 PM

    derekjetersmansion says:
    Jul 19, 2011 7:31 PM
    Vincent Jackson is the most overrated player in the NFL in the past 25 years. He’s just not very good.

    I guess you might have been living under a rock, check his stats and tell me if that is overrated

  31. sdboltaction says: Jul 19, 2011 9:27 PM

    Come on Chargers, just put it the freak together. How few teams are on the “have not won one” list!? All I hear about from my old man is the old AFL days in the ’60s yadda yadda yadda…. I don’t want to be telling my kids endless stories about all the playoff losses and bunked Nate Kaeding field goals and such. Just ONE, PLEASE, AT LEAST ONE SB BEFORE I DIE!!!!!!

  32. pdxbolt says: Jul 19, 2011 10:25 PM

    derekjetersmansion says:
    Jul 19, 2011 7:31 PM
    Vincent Jackson is the most overrated player in the NFL in the past 25 years. He’s just not very good.

    *****************************************

    Do you even watch football Derek?

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