Vincent Jackson settlement reached; is a trade next?
Updated at 3:55 p.m.
A settlement has been reached concerning the length of Vincent Jackson's suspension: if the wide receiver is traded by the San Diego Chargers, he'll serve a four-game suspension; if he is not traded, the suspension will last six games.
Because of a protracted holdout, Jackson has not played or practiced with the Chargers and must serve a three-game sentence imposed in July for violating the league's personal conduct policy. San Diego had placed him on its exempt list, meaning he'd have had to miss another three games if he reported. The NFL and NFLPA negotiated the deal, averting arbitration.
Now, where will Jackson play? The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that three teams have been given permission to speak to Jackson's agent; St. Louis and Seattle are two with Minnesota believed to be the third. The trade talk is about to pick up in intensity, given that there's a finite deadline for making a deal. ut the agreement comes with a deadline: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Chargers must complete a deal by 4 p.m. Sept. 22 in order for the four-game suspension to apply.
"We'll always be trying to upgrade our football team, if that presented itself. We have people evaluating different people on teams all the time," Shanahan said. "You never know when a trade does work out or when you can get somebody to help your football team. But that's part of the process."
September 16, 2010; 2:08 PM ET
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