I thought I was done with this story, but it just will not die!! Marcus McNeill weakened Vincent Jackson‘s stance in his holdout by signing this last weekend and becoming eligible in Week 6 to play. Vincent Jackson may need to make a similar move to maximize his playing time this season by signing right before the week 4 game.
Vincent Jackson’s three game suspension for violating the teams personal conduct policy ended on Sunday after the Week 3 loss to the Seahawks. In order for his roster exemption suspension to start, he needs to report to camp by signing his tender. If Vincent really “wants to play” this season, then he should sign his contract before the week 4 game against Arizona. His suspension would then end after week 6 and be just in time for the October 19th trading deadline. The deadline is right before week 7 games and signing would minimize his suspension for the season. It would increase his chances of getting a trade or even getting that big contract that he would like.
The Chargers are currently sitting with the number 1 rated offense in the league without the services of Jackson. The other holdout, Marcus McNeil, has already signed for the minimum tender. The trading deadline is approaching on October 19th and Jackson needs to sign this week in order to be eligible to play directly after that deadline. AJ Smith has shown that he knows how to play this game of hardball. Jackson got some bad advice and needs to just fire his agent and just sign his tender.
Maybe we get Vincent to play some special teams to really help out!