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Bills rumored to have interest in Vincent Jackson

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Free agent receiver Vincent Jackson will generate heavy interest if he makes it to the March 13 market. The Chicago Bears are expected to be in hot pursuit, and the Union-Tribune San Diego expects the Buffalo Bills to be, too.

Kevin Acee of the Union-Trib reports that “it is believed” the Bills have interest in Jackson even after Monday’s five-year, $36.25 million Stevie Johnson deal. Buffalo is oozing in cap space after a rollover from last year, and it sounds like G.M. Buddy Nix is ready and willing to spend.

It’s worth noting that Nix was the assistant general manager in San Diego when Jackson was drafted. Working as G.M. A.J. Smith’s right-hand man, Nix oversaw the Chargers’ college scouting department.

Whether Jackson makes it to March 13 unsigned is unclear and perhaps unpredictable. The Chargers want him back, and he wants to be a Charger, but Jackson might be able to make significantly more money if he plays the market right.

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  1. fijabbersman345 says: Mar 5, 2012 9:17 PM

    They should spend their time going after Super Mario, if anybody. Going after two big name receivers would be like signing a contract for another 5 losing seasons.

  2. 1andonlykingp says: Mar 5, 2012 9:19 PM

    Vincent Jackson on one side and Stevie Johnson on the other side? Damn, that’s one lethal duo

  3. fitzmagic1212 says: Mar 5, 2012 9:19 PM

    man im loving this off-season as a bills fan! we are actually trying to get better for once!

  4. lumas101 says: Mar 5, 2012 9:21 PM

    I don’t think there’s even any question that the Bills would be interested in Jackson. If a rumor comes out that Jackson would be willing to come to Buffalo, that would be big news.

  5. puckthefatriots says: Mar 5, 2012 9:24 PM

    From San diego to Buffalo…time for a new wardrobe

  6. kmurph1226 says: Mar 5, 2012 9:25 PM

    Don’t know how he could go from warm, luxurious San Diego to cold and boring Buffalo.

  7. portlax12 says: Mar 5, 2012 9:25 PM

    This would be a good move for Buffalo because it creates a dynamic offense that will win games in this league. If they use that cap room right and sign the right players to play defense also, they could be a very formidable opponent in the future. I’m not saying they will be but this team is definitely on the upswing.

  8. maddenisfordorks says: Mar 5, 2012 9:26 PM

    man I lived in West NY for years, and could never be a Bills fan because the fans there are just terrible. People in that area of the country are awesome, except for Bills fans.

    Don’t go there Vincent – theyll treat you wrong.

  9. pezzi2943 says: Mar 5, 2012 9:27 PM

    I don’t know about having interest in Vincent, I’m all for them making a big move in free agency, I would be much happier pursuing someone like Mario Williams and then trying to upgrade the o-line and secondary in the draft. I think the Bills have decent receivers around Stevie, Donald Jones who was hurt almost all year and Nelson and Smith started to do well toward the end of the year

  10. mikeygbillsohard says: Mar 5, 2012 9:27 PM

    realistically i would love to go after meachem or garcon, even trade back to the mid first round and snag michael floyd. but this would be absolutely unbillievable. let’s gooo get it done buddy.

    billieve ’12

  11. jaggedmark says: Mar 5, 2012 9:27 PM

    Don’t some of these teams well under the cap need to start increasing their payroll, as they are approaching an upcoming “salary floor” for the first time?

  12. nflfollower says: Mar 5, 2012 9:31 PM

    He would compliment stevie Johnson well…. But leaving san Diego for buffalo?…. Might take a much better offer.

  13. lokm88 says: Mar 5, 2012 9:32 PM

    Rams!! So they don’t waste a top pick on a slow Hakeen Nicks lite from Oklahoma State! 2nd round talent!

  14. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Mar 5, 2012 9:33 PM

    haha please god let the bills sign him. That division gets better every weekend. Maybe manning to miami, V Jax to the bills. The Jets would get crushed all year long.

  15. mcjon22 says: Mar 5, 2012 9:38 PM

    NO ONE, in ANY PROFESSION, moves from San Diego to Buffalo. NO ONE!

  16. wwwmattcom says: Mar 5, 2012 9:43 PM

    Luxurious San Diego? Boring Buffalo? Since when does that matter $$$$$$$ oh yea, no distractions in Buffalo. There to work. Maddenisfordorks Bills fans are bad? Pot calling the kettle black check your comments, you sound like a decent guy…pff

  17. broncobacker says: Mar 5, 2012 9:44 PM

    V-jax is overrated!

  18. steelersarewhatfootballisabout says: Mar 5, 2012 9:50 PM

    maddenisfordorks has a little bit of a point. Bills fans can have their particular flavor in how they treat the team. They can fill up the stadium if they’re doing well, but as soon as they’re on their losing ways again, that place has 5,000 no shows, easy. That’s why the Rooney family was smart when they built Heinz Field and didn’t go past 68,000. But even when they’re not doing as well, they still fill da house.

  19. vikefan says: Mar 5, 2012 9:51 PM

    back off…..he’s ours

  20. myopinionmattersandyoursblows says: Mar 5, 2012 9:55 PM

    This would be a dynamite move for the Bills! Jets and Pats would would have to consinder an all new contender for the division.

  21. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Mar 5, 2012 9:58 PM

    Not many that wouldn’t be interested in him. Maybe easier to talk about who’s not than who is?

  22. cuzz4169 says: Mar 5, 2012 9:58 PM

    Every team with cap space who needs a WR will be interested. So Bills fans don’t get to excited. I would say If it came down to Buffalo or Chicago he plays for Chicago. The city is 10x better and Cutler is 10x better than Fitztragic.

  23. TSizzleBallSoHard says: Mar 5, 2012 9:59 PM

    If they got V-Jax then the Bills would probably have one of the best offenses in the league. Definitely top 10 next year, possibly top 5. If they can get Mario Williams too then the Pats and Jets better watch out. The Bills may be something special in the next couple of years.

  24. ericn42000 says: Mar 5, 2012 9:59 PM

    Its just a rumor don’t get too excited Buffalo

  25. cuzz4169 says: Mar 5, 2012 10:00 PM

    Ohh one more thing the guys a deep threat buffalo love short quick passes. Plus fitztragic can only throw the ball 40 yards.

  26. ruffbufffire says: Mar 5, 2012 10:02 PM

    It would be a waste of talent with Fitz throwing to him! Sign Peyton and Im all in!!!

  27. jaggedmark says: Mar 5, 2012 10:04 PM

    Don’t some of these teams well under the cap need to start increasing their payroll, as they are approaching an upcoming “salary floor” for the first time?
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    No salary floor this year, but there will be one next year at 89% or more of the salary cap. So teams currently well under the cap, (that may have an interest in a player like Vincent Jackson), can factor in that they’ll be required to raise their payroll next season anyway. And Vincent Jackson won’t be available next season.

  28. eaglesnoles05 says: Mar 5, 2012 10:09 PM

    If you aren’t interested in Vincent Jackson, you shouldn’t run an NFL team.

  29. cags777 says: Mar 5, 2012 10:09 PM

    Doesn’t every team have an interest in Vincent Jackson?

  30. tfbuckfutter says: Mar 5, 2012 10:18 PM

    Wow, Ryan Fitzpatrick could put up some sick numbers with that duo…..

    Maybe even for more than 5 or 6 games.

  31. christopher525 says: Mar 5, 2012 10:22 PM

    Looks like a few people thought the same as I did. I’m a Panthers fan, and we’re pretty loaded at WR right now, with future stars and everything, but even I would take Jackson. Who the hell wouldn’t want a GIANT who can catch, and haul ass on their team?

  32. imsorrybojackson says: Mar 5, 2012 10:23 PM

    Vincent Jackson is an emotional player who has been dealing with inadequate pay due to issues that stem from his own behavior and the Chargers’ ineptitude. He’s phenomenally talented. Unlike most players, his production will probably improve with a new contract. Whoever gets him is going to pay a hefty price, but the returns will surprise some people. He’s absolutely legit. It would be a massive coup for Buffalo, and considering what they’re paying Fitz, it might be worth the money. He’s wonderful in the open field, and can move horizontally to free up space after the catch.

  33. xpensivewinos says: Mar 5, 2012 10:29 PM

    Are they doming the city? 85 in San Diego yesterday…..

  34. tropboi11 says: Mar 5, 2012 10:32 PM

    Sounds good Buffalo fans but it wont happen, there is no need to sign two WR’s when your team has to many other needs just like my Bucs who have the most cap space and V-Jax will be coming to Tampa where the weather is about the same as San Diego and our QB is young and has a better arm.

  35. jhoneycutt9193 says: Mar 5, 2012 10:35 PM

    He already bought a house in tampa! game over

  36. trbowman says: Mar 5, 2012 10:39 PM

    “They should spend their time going after Super Mario, if anybody. Going after two big name receivers would be like signing a contract for another 5 losing seasons.”

    Yeah, I’d much rather get Mario Williams

    Having two receivers like VJax and Stevie is a luxury, not a need.

    I’m not saying I’d be opposed to getting Jackson but, I’d rather have Mario Williams between the two no contest.

  37. caseyanthonymunoz says: Mar 5, 2012 10:39 PM

    Moving from the city of San Diego to Buffalo would be like leaving Kate Upton to date Snookie. People in Buffalo don’t even want to live in Buffalo.

  38. ralphwilsonsucks says: Mar 5, 2012 10:41 PM

    Hasn’t been cold this winter, get your facts straight. And by the way there is no snow there in June folks!

  39. denverwally says: Mar 5, 2012 10:55 PM

    Free agents don’t want to go to Buffalo unless they are blown away by the offer, and even then they would hold their nose. Hell, even the players who are there hate it. They play in a dump, they have the worst weather in the league, and in 3 years they are going to be playing half their games in Toronto. Yea, sounds like an ideal place to sign a contract.

  40. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 5, 2012 11:08 PM

    Call in the coast guard – western NY is experiencing disastrous flooding from widespread and extreme premature ejaculation.

  41. jpmelon says: Mar 5, 2012 11:15 PM

    @ Denverwally

    What current member of the Buffalo Bills roster has said that they hate it in Buffalo? Stevie Johnson could have made more money if he left…but he wanted to stay.

  42. TSizzleBallSoHard says: Mar 5, 2012 11:24 PM

    I’ve been to Buffalo a couple of times and I actually think it’s a pretty cool city. I wouldn’t mind getting paid a few million a year to live there, but then again I’m not an NFL player.

  43. dc2caliskins says: Mar 5, 2012 11:41 PM

    Jackson to the skins imo.

    Skins going for Jackson, Grubbs, Terrel

    Hail

  44. losangelasbasketball says: Mar 5, 2012 11:45 PM

    I live in socal, i honestly have never looked for buffalo on a US map… Where is it?

  45. dirtyharry1971 says: Mar 5, 2012 11:56 PM

    as a bills fan i hope this isnt true, every year the bills lose for the same two reasons, offensive line and defensive line play. We dont win the battles up front which is why teams can run on the bills at will or pass because they cant put any pressure on the qb either. Until this changes all the jackson’s in the world aint gonna help unless they block for the O line or play d line. End of story

  46. mmacify says: Mar 5, 2012 11:57 PM

    I’ve lived in SD and Buffalo and greatly preferred Buffalo. Yes SD is sunny and smoggy, but the people are such flakes and fakes that I’ll take the real people of Buffalo any day. There’s a reason so many QBs from SoCal flame out in the NFL. Other players won’t follow flakes. As for players’ feelings about Buffalo, the flakes tend to hate it (e.g., McGahee) while many of the character guys decide to live here after they retire – even if they’ve ended their careers elsewhere.

  47. eddiemeredith says: Mar 6, 2012 12:21 AM

    Not to crush the optimism for the Bills, because its really very cute, but they had stevie johnson last year… does adding V-Jax suddenly make them a serious contender? Will they find some Olinemen? How about a TE? Fred Jackson be healthy? Will their Defense hold up? If they Get Mario and Vjax AND have a good draft where they get a BPA for their defensive front seven /OT… and a TE then maybe we can talk about them being a legitimate team. The Fact is that the pats are going to get a receiver or two in FA, they already have a dynamic duo of TEs… a great OL and a similar defense

  48. 91devinhester23 says: Mar 6, 2012 1:06 AM

    cutler is better than fitz and chi town is better than buffalo

    bring it down to chi town vincent

  49. sirdrinksalot says: Mar 6, 2012 1:18 AM

    denverwally says: Mar 5, 2012 10:55 PM

    Free agents don’t want to go to Buffalo unless they are blown away by the offer, and even then they would hold their nose. Hell, even the players who are there hate it. They play in a dump, they have the worst weather in the league, and in 3 years they are going to be playing half their games in Toronto. Yea, sounds like an ideal place to sign a contract.

    Why am I forced to read these ignorant statements?

  50. sirdrinksalot says: Mar 6, 2012 1:22 AM

    The Rogers group is not renewing the contract even forfeited the pre-season game this year because the people of Toronto have ZERO interest in the NFL. The Bills also should have a 10-15 year lease done with Erie County before training camp starts. I just love how ignorant turds can show their stupidity on this website.

  51. asublimeday says: Mar 6, 2012 1:36 AM

    Haha if you had the choice of playing for the NFL’s charter franchise that was in the NFC championship two years ago and the freaking buffalo bills?! Shouldn’t be a tough choice for Vincent.

  52. asublimeday says: Mar 6, 2012 1:37 AM

    Not to mention

    Cutler>>>Fitz

  53. realitycheck21 says: Mar 6, 2012 1:57 AM

    Buffalo is the AFC equivalent of Seattle. Hope a fat wallet is sufficient compensation for dying in NFL obscurity. Nice knowing you Jax.

  54. bbking0420 says: Mar 6, 2012 2:09 AM

    I am a die hard Buffalo Bills Fan that happens to live in Chicago.I love the Chicago Bears as well!! If Vincent Jackson went to Buffalo it would be awesome, I am so tired of the Jets and Pats on top of the AFC east every year!! If V Jax went to Chicago it would be great , because the Bears do need a legitimate #1 receiver!!! The Bills have a #1 in Steve Johnson already!!! Either team makes a great fit though!! Go Bills ,Go Bears!!! Every other team can kick rocks!!!

  55. louiebills says: Mar 6, 2012 6:48 AM

    C’mon Buddy get it done!!!! Stevie on one side, V-Jax on the other, David Nelson in the slot, FredEx & Spiller in the backfield… This could be a lethal offense!!!!

  56. joetoronto says: Mar 6, 2012 7:30 AM

    If you close your eyes and hold your nose, Buffalo’s not that bad.

  57. EJ says: Mar 6, 2012 7:37 AM

    maddenisfordorks says:
    Mar 5, 2012 9:26 PM
    man I lived in West NY for years, and could never be a Bills fan because the fans there are just terrible. People in that area of the country are awesome, except for Bills fans.

    Don’t go there Vincent – theyll treat you wrong.

    This coming from someone who’s screen name is maddenisfordorks?

    By the way, we must be terrible fans by filling the stadium every year without seeing the playoffs in a decade!

    Ask Jim Kelly, Andre Reed, Steve Tasker and 100+ other Bills alumni, some of which still live and own houses here who the best fans are in the NFL… Bills Fans.

  58. markpfs says: Mar 6, 2012 8:11 AM

    as a Bills fan i would love to see this happen. playing with stevie johnson would only improve his numbers. i just don’t see a team out paying the chargers. the chargers gave him slightly over 10 million last year and his tag number this year would be over 13 million if they had used it. so in a.j. smith’s eyes 10 to 11 million saves money. i just don’t see a team paying more than 7 to 9 million for him. that is elite money. bills can try but that amount of money should be used to take care of their lack of pass rushing.

  59. ballboy48 says: Mar 6, 2012 8:17 AM

    This team needs a defense, not another WR! I’d be surprised if they spend big money on another big contract for a WR!

  60. hottubtodd says: Mar 6, 2012 8:32 AM

    “Haha if you had the choice of playing for the NFL’s charter franchise that was in the NFC championship two years ago and the freaking buffalo bills?! Shouldn’t be a tough choice for Vincent.”

    Because Vincent can’t get the ball when his QB stands on the sideline during the second half.

  61. wiley16350 says: Mar 6, 2012 8:40 AM

    maddenisfordorks has a little bit of a point. Bills fans can have their particular flavor in how they treat the team. They can fill up the stadium if they’re doing well, but as soon as they’re on their losing ways again, that place has 5,000 no shows, easy. That’s why the Rooney family was smart when they built Heinz Field and didn’t go past 68,000. But even when they’re not doing as well, they still fill da house.
    ————————————————–

    Well since the Bills Stadium holds over 73,000, if they had 5,000 no shows that would mean they could still sell out the Steelers stadium. So I don’t think those fans are that bad. You figure they probably have been getting around that 68,000 mark game in and game out even though they haven’t made the playoffs in over 10 years. I think the Bills fans are actually pretty die hard and dedicated. Both my brothers are Bills fans and they have been getting more frustrated year after year and its getting to the point that they don’t even want to root for the Bills because of the ineptitude and the frustration they recieve from being a Bills fan. But they just can’t stop wanting the Bills to succeed and they can’t stop watching so there they are every Sunday watching the Bills even though they know its just going to make them angry and frustrated.

  62. sj39 says: Mar 6, 2012 8:48 AM

    Forget about it.

  63. gadzod says: Mar 6, 2012 8:55 AM

    mcjon22 says:
    Mar 5, 2012 9:38 PM
    NO ONE, in ANY PROFESSION, moves from San Diego to Buffalo. NO ONE!
    —————————————–

    Ummmm, Shawne Merriman? In fact, he resigned with Buffalo and is recruiting talent….

  64. clayton43 says: Mar 6, 2012 8:59 AM

    The Bills should do whatever it takes to get another WR in there

  65. semperfimark says: Mar 6, 2012 9:49 AM

    playoffs?

  66. db105 says: Mar 6, 2012 9:51 AM

    Doesn’t VJax have a history of character issues? It’d be a risky signing.

  67. ralphwilsonsucks says: Mar 6, 2012 3:04 PM

    mcjon22 says:
    Mar 5, 2012 9:38 PM
    NO ONE, in ANY PROFESSION, moves from San Diego to Buffalo. NO ONE!

    I lived out there and made money on the housing market and then left.

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