Agent: Deals in Place, But No Jackson Trade
SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 17: Wide receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the San Diego Chargers runs with the ball after a catch against the New York Jets during AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Qualcomm Stadium on January 17, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Updated at 2:01 PM PST on Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010
The agent for holdout Vincent Jackson says he had deals in place with several teams but the San Diego Chargers couldn't agree to compensation for the Pro Bowl wide receiver.
Neil Schwartz says the legal language with one team was already drawn up and ready for Jackson to read and sign. That was a one-year deal with an option, with an average salary of more than $9 million. Schwartz declines to identify that team, but it was widely reported that the Vikings were a major suitor.
Jackson had to sign a new contract by 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday in order to play for a new team in Week 5. Now, he'll have to finish serving the remainder of his three-game DUI suspension and serve a three-game suspension on the roster exempt list if he does sign.
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