Agent: Vincent Jackson Will Sign Tender, Report To Chargers Oct. 29

As expected, Vincent Jackson will report to the Chargers before Week 8, serve a three-game suspension, and return to the team with six games remaining.

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Vincent Jackson Will Report To Chargers By Oct. 31, According To Source

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that Vincent Jackson will report to the San Diego Chargers by Oct. 31 at the recommendation of the NFLPA.

Jackson’s reporting deadline is earlier because the Chargers elected to place him on roster exempt, meaning Jackson must sit out three unpaid games before he is eligible to receive the necessary six paid games to earn his sixth accrued season.

According to a by-law in the players’ contract, if a player doesn’t report by Nov. 10, he forfeits the right to be paid at all that season. Due to Jackson’s unique situation, he needs to report sooner in order to make sure he meets the required dates.

The NFLPA is also recommending to Logan Mankins that he report to the Patriots by Nov. 10.

Bolts From The Blue will have updates and opinion on Jackson’s return.


Reported Deal Between Vincent Jackson And Unnamed Team Falls Through, According To Sources

Via Pro Football Talk, it was reported Saturday that Vincent Jackson and an NFL team had worked out a one-year deal in order to facilitate a trade from the Chargers, according to a league source. While the team was unknown, possibilities include the Seahawks and Rams, who showed previous interest.

Now it looks like that report was either premature or the unknown decided it wasn’t worth Jackson’s demands.

Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson remains on the Chargers’ roster, even though general manager A.J. Smith has spent weeks trying to trade the disgruntled player. Several teams have shown interest in Jackson but have been unwilling to meet either the Chargers’ trade demands or Jackson’s contract demands.

And so, Jackson remains a Charger where his three-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy awaits him. It begins retroactively when he arrives at camp so now he’ll miss the first four games of the season for sure.

Keep an eye on Bolts From The Blue for updates.

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