Vincent Jackson Trade Deadline Is Approaching

It was previously reported that the Vikings staff was going to meet on Monday to discuss their interest in restricted free agent WR Vincent Jackson. They're one of a few teams that have been rumored to be interested in Jackson.

The timing in a potential Jackson trade is critical at this point.

If he is traded before 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, he will serve a four-game suspension. If he is traded after that date, his suspension will revert back to six games.

The details on both suspensions, per Judd Zulgas of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Jackson already has served two games of a three-game ban he had placed on him for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. The second three games of the suspension was reduced to one and comes as a result of Jackson being placed  on the roster-exempt list by the Chargers.

Teams trading for Jackson are also going to want to agree on a contract before a deal is done. It's been rumored that the Chargers are looking for two second round picks -- just like the Broncos got for Brandon Marshall -- in exchange for Jackson. That makes it unlikely a team would trade for him without a long-term contract in place. In addition to all of that, a contract is no easy thing when the player will miss more than a third of one season.

The Chargers' chances of trading Jackson will decrease after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday.

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