Unsigned Chargers restricted free agent receiver Vincent Jackson’s absence from the team will finally end next Friday, October 29.
Agent Neil Schwartz tells PFT’s Mike Florio that the decision has been made for Jackson to show up to work in eight days. Jackson needs to report then because he’s on the roster exempt list, meaning he can’t be on the active roster for three weeks after he signs his contract tender.
Jackson needs to be on the Week 11 roster in order to get credit for the 2010 season and avoid being a restricted free agent next season. Jackson also served a three-game suspension to start the year for repeat
violations the league’s personal conduct policy in regards to his two
Chargers players will undoubtedly welcome Jackson back with open arms, but it remains to be seen if this news thaws out the icy relationship of Jackson’s representatives and Chargers G.M. A.J. Smith.
When Jackson’s teammate Marcus McNeill signed his tender, a contract extension came soon thereafter. That’s not expected to happen in Jackson’s case.
Then again, a lot of folks didn’t think Jackson would sign at all with the Chargers this year.