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Update: Vincent Jackson Trade In The Works?

With the Wednesday deadline drawing closer, the Vincent Jackson rumors seem to be pretty quiet as of Friday.

Minnesota Viking’s head coach Brad Childress wasn’t willing to comment on the situation this afternoon.

“He’s really not a guy I’m able to speak about for the fact that he’s their property,” Childress said, via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “I wouldn’t get into any speculation on anybody on anybody else’s roster.”

Considering that there are a number of teams who are in need of wide-receiver help, the Chargers have to be taking calls regarding the current asking price for Jackson. As of now, the Vikings and Redskins seem to be the teams with the most interest but that is not to say that another team will not step in and acquire him the way same that the Baltimore Ravens signed T.J. Houshmandzadeh without any previous speculation.

Depending on how the weekends game play out, a trade could gain some steam come Monday morning.

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The Washington Post was able to get Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan to comment on the possibility of the team trading for Vincent Jackson. Shanahan said that he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of the Redskins trading for Jackson.
“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.”

This seems to be good news for Jackson and San Diego alike. If the Redskins and Vikings enter the market for Vincent Jackson’s services, the better the options are for A.J. Smith and Chargers to get a decent return for the Pro Bowl wide-receiver.

The Chargers would have gotten a compensatory pick at the end of the third round if they lost Jackson via free agency. There is no doubt that they will look to recover a similar draft pick or package that consists of a later draft pick and a player. Either way it’s beginning to look like Jackson will be playing for another team this season.

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Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that Vincent Jackson‘s suspension will be reduced to four games if he is traded. If the San Diego Chargers elect to keep Jackson instead of trading him away, the suspension would be for six games instead of four.

The good news is that this situation has basically paved the way for a Vincent Jackson trade because of the incentive provided by the ruling.

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf recently stated that the team is ready and willing to go all in this season since Brett Favre is likely to retire after the season. One could speculate that Wilf’s comments could be an indication that the team will attempt to trade for Vincent Jackson because they lack a big-play wide-receiver.

Other teams that have been linked to Jackson include the: Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks.

The Washington Post was able to ask Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan about the possibility of the team trading for Vincent Jackson. Shanahan said that he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of the Redskins trading for Jackson.

This seems to be good news for Jackson and San Diego alike. If the Redskins and Vikings enter the market for Vincent Jackson’s services, the better the options are for A.J. Smith and Chargers to get a decent return for the Pro Bowl wide-receiver.

The Chargers would have gotten a compensatory pick at the end of the third round if they lost Jackson via free agency. There is no doubt that they will look to recover a similar draft pick or package that consists of a later draft pick and a player. Either way it’s beginning to look like Jackson will be playing for another team this season.

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Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that Vincent Jackson‘s suspension will be reduced to four games if he is traded. If the San Diego Chargers elect to keep Jackson instead of trading him away, the suspension would be for six games instead of four.

The good news is that this situation has basically paved the way for a Vincent Jackson trade because of the incentive provided by the ruling.

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf recently stated that the team is ready and willing to go all in this season since Brett Favre is likely to retire after the season. One could speculate that Wilf’s comments could be an indication that the team will attempt to trade for Vincent Jackson because they lack a big-play wide-receiver.

Other teams that have been linked to Jackson include the: Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks.