Patriots guard Logan Mankins made it clear Thursday he’s not looking for anything in return for being an antitrust plaintiff. As Florio mentioned last night, Vincent Jackson remains a bit of a problem.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Jackson continues to demand $10 million or no franchise tag for life, despite Jackson’s public claims to the contrary. While Jackson hasn’t made the demands himself (of course), people “close to him” have made the demands.
Florio mentioned the NFLPA* fears a lawsuit from Jackson. The Chargers receiver has somehow become an issue for both sides of the labor dispute.
It’s unclear how Jackson’s situation will be resolved, but it would be shocking for the NFL to back down and give Jackson anything. Schefter suggests Jackson could continue to sue the league even after the antitrust plaintiffs step down.