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With WR Vincent Jackson failing to agree to a deal this weekend, he’s now been placed on the roster exempt list. It’s essentially another 3-game suspension, and it gets tacked on to his preexisting 3-game ban. It means V-Jax won’t play until Week 7 at the earliest. If you’re still drafting this week, Jackson is only worth a late-round flier.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen doesn’t believe the Rams will make a play for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson. Mort doesn’t specify why, but money is probably the biggest issue. They also probably aren’t inclined to pick up a guy that’s had multiple run-ins with the law. There remains a good chance V-Jax will keep his holdout going into the season.

In an interview with NFL Network's Jason La Canfora, WR Vincent Jackson reiterated that he's willing to sit out the entire 2010 season if he doesn't get a new contract.  He also mentioned that he's more than willing to play for the Chargers, but only if he gets paid.  Nothing new here, just a reminder that V-Jax is an extremely risky fantasy pick.  We wouldn't touch him until Round 10 at this point.

SI’s Peter King reports contract talks between the Seahawks and disgruntled WR Vincent Jackson have “chilled.” King doesn’t envision a V-Jax to Seattle deal going down, but he doesn’t rule it out completely. There’s no rush to complete a deal, with Jackson already suspended for the first 3 games of the regular season. It’s believed Jackson can be had for a 2nd-round pick, but the sticking point remains his outlandish contract demands.

The Chargers placed WR Vincent Jackson on the "Roster Exempt List" on Friday.  Officially, a player on the "Roster Exempt List" is suspended for the first 3 games after he signs.  Preseason games count, so that means V-Jax would be eligible to return for Week 2.  Of course, he's suspended the first 3 games of the season, so that's a moot point.  But the important thing here is that if Jackson doesn't sign before September 4th, the 3-game "Roster Exempt List" suspension would be tacked on to his current 3-game suspension.  In other words, Jackson wouldn't be eligible to play until the team's 7th game.  It should be extra motivation for the two sides to either work out a trade or a new contract.

The Chargers have granted the Seahawks permission to discuss contract terms with WR Vincent Jackson.  While Seahawks GM John Schneider confirms he's talked to Jackson, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that "talks have led to nothing."  The disgruntled WR is reportedly asking for a 5-year deal worth $50 million. If Seattle could agree to a deal with V-Jax, it would obviously increase the likelihood of a trade.  We still believe Jackson will be on the field after his NFL-imposed 3-game suspension is up.

According to Chargers beat writer Kevin Acee, WR Vincent Jackson is "not a part of the plan."  It's pretty clear that this is the impression the team is trying to give right now, but we still wonder if they'll just let a top-10 WR walk away.  Acee continues to believe that there is "verrrrry little chance" Jackson plays for the Chargers this season.  We're still not convinced.

SI.com's Peter King reports that Chargers GM A.J. Smith will not talk to WR Vincent Jackson about a new contract the rest of the preseason.  Smith has been playing hardball since V-Jax started this holdout, so this news doesn't come as a surprise.  We'd still bet against Jackson sitting out the first 10 weeks of the season, but we can't see the end of this tunnel right now...

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is hearing that the Chargers are not “actively shopping” WR Vincent Jackson. That, of course, doesn’t mean they aren’t listening to the offers that are flying in. Still, Schefter calls a trade a “real longshot,” and we agree. San Diego would be hurting at WR without V-Jax. Plus, his trade value is relatively low thanks to his pending 3-game suspension. We’re expecting him to suit up in a Chargers uniform not long after that suspension is up.

Chargers WR Vincent Jackson won’t appeal his suspension, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Jackson knows he got off easy with only a 3-game ban, and likely wouldn’t have the suspension reduced had he chosen to appeal. If he does carry out a holdout through Week 10, his suspension length will be irrelevant anyway. He remains a risky fantasy option that we wouldn’t touch until at least round 6 of 12-team drafts.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Chargers WR Vincent Jackson has been suspended by the NFL for the first 3 weeks of the season for violating the league's Personal Conduct Policy.  The suspension can be appealed. Since being drafted in 2005, V-Jax has racked up a pair of DUIs, and that was enough for Commissioner Goodell to lay down the hammer.  But this suspension may not matter.  If Jackson decides to continue his holdout into the regular season, the suspension starts anyways.  In other words, if he holds out the first 3 weeks and then agrees to a new contract prior to Week 4, he's eligible to return right away. The suspension does hurt his potential trade value though.

Teams interested in trading for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson are under the assumption that he'll be suspended for 4 games to start the 2010 season.  V-Jax has been charged with DUI twice since entering the NFL.  We're a bit surprised Commissioner Goodell hasn't already suspended him, but it sounds like it's coming.  Between this and a potential trade out of San Diego, we wouldn't touch Jackson in fantasy drafts before the 6th-round right now.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers have "made it known that [WR Vincent] Jackson will remain available" for a trade. The story also mentions that the Seahawks and "several other teams" are interested. The Chargers are likely asking for a 1st-round pick, but we're thinking a 2nd-rounder would get it done if the team really believes V-Jax is prepared to sit out the first 10 games. Stay tuned...

NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora believes there’s a chance the Seahawks will go after unsigned restricted free-agent WR Vincent Jackson. This is just La Canfora’s belief, but it’s not so farfetched. The Chargers are likely to at least listen to trade offers, as they appear convinced that V-Jax is 100% committed to holding out. And despite the selection of Golden Tate in this year’s draft, Seattle still lacks a playmaking threat at WR. Remember -- they were interested in Brandon Marshall earlier this offseason. If the Chargers don’t take a hard-lined stance, Jackson could probably be had for a 2nd-round pick.

Chargers GM A.J. Smith sounds like he's preparing to play at least part of the 2010 season without WR Vincent Jackson and LT Marcus McNeill.  “We lost a couple of great players today, and it hurts,” Smith said. “We are trying to build a championship team, and losing the services of both Vincent and Marcus just made that more difficult — but not impossible. In due time, Coach (Norv) Turner will name two new starters. We will rally as a team, compete and try to win as many games as we can.” This is pretty shocking to hear considering it's only mid-June.  But we're wondering if Smith is bluffing here -- trying to get Jackson and McNeill to believe the team is ready to move on. Regardless, we just moved Jackson down our WR rankings.  WR Legedu Naanee, who would replace V-Jax in the starting lineup, is moving up the rankings.

Chargers WR Vincent Jackson and LT Marcus McNeill have reportedly made “financial preparations” to stage a holdout through Week 10. This is just ridiculous. Both guys are scheduled to make roughly $3 million through those 10 games, but they’re willing to forfeit it as they voice displeasure with their contracts. WR Malcom Floyd continues to look like a nice mid to late-round option, although his current 10th-round ADP will surely rise if V-Jax goes through with his holdout. QB Philip Rivers, meanwhile, is praying McNeill returns to protect his blindside.

Chargers WR Vincent Jackson is reportedly threatening to holdout from the team for "sometime". That's obviously open to interpretation, but the same sources have said the Pro Bowler is prepared to sit out the entire 2010 season. We've heard those kinds of rumors before, but rarely does a contract situation escalate that far. We'll need to see how this situation plays out before we alter Jackson's projections. Stay tuned.

Chargers beat writer Kevin Acee believes that there's a chance WR Vincent Jackson sits out the beginning of this season to express frustration over his current contract situation.  Jackson is a restricted free-agent and is looking for a lucrative long-term deal.  We wouldn't put too much stock into this.  V-Jax will likely sign his tender and play out the 1-year deal.  Of course, he may still miss the first few weeks of the season because of an NFL suspension stemming from DUI charges.  For what it's worth, Acee also believes that fellow restricted free-agents WR Malcom Floyd, OT Marcus McNeill, and LB Shawne Merriman could sit out the beginning of the year.

Chargers WR Vincent Jackson pleaded guilty to DUI this morning and will face at least 96 hours of jail time.  He'll also be on probation for the next 5 years, and be required to attend a drunk driving class.  Jackson's actions have the potential to get him suspended for 1-2 games, and possibly more.  His fantasy status will depend on how warden Goodell chooses to punish the Bolts most important offensive threat.  Stay tuned.
Update: Jackson won't face jail time.  A suspension is still likely.

Chargers WR Vincent Jackson missed Wednesday's practice with a rib injury.  He says that he'll play this Sunday against the Chiefs, but we'd feel better if he at least practiced on Friday.  We're keeping his Week 12 projections where they are for now.

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