Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

“I don’t know, and I really don’t care,” Smith said Sunday, according to U-T San Diego. “I concentrate on the Chargers.”

The Bears are among 11 teams thought to be more than $30 million below the 2012 salary cap of

$120.6 million. They have the most cap space in the NFC North, but their $34 million in space might be $30 million less than the Buccaneers have.

Vincent Jackson is about to become an exception.

Elite wide receivers generally don’t hit the market in their prime.

It’s no secret that the Redskins and Bears will pursue Vincent Jackson vigorously when free agency opens. We’ve discussed Washington’s interest here and Chicago’s in this space. Buffalo and Tampa Bay have also been floated as possible Jackson destinations.

With Robert Griffin III almost certainly coming to Washington in this April’s draft, there’s no question that the Redskins will look to upgrade their wide receiver corps in free agency. One target who’s long been on the wish list of ‘Skins fans is Vincent Jackson of the San Diego Chargers.