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.