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Don't expect Jackson, McNeill to return soon

Posted on: June 16, 2010 2:21 pm
 
Despite giving WR Vincent Jackson and OT Marcus McNeill an extra 24 hours to sign their restricted free agent tender offers, the Chargers now expect to play much of the 2010 NFL season without two of their stars, the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee writes.

“We lost a couple of great players today, and it hurts,” GM A.J. Smith told the paper. “We are trying to build a championship team, and losing the services of both Vincent and Marcus just made that more difficult – but not impossible. In due time, Coach (Norv) Turner will name two new starters. We will rally as a team, compete and try to win as many games as we can.”

It won’t be easy to replace the production of Jackson and McNeill. Jackson is coming off a 68-catch, nine-touchdown season, and every year he’s been in the NFL, his production has improved. McNeill, meanwhile, is a two-time Pro Bowler and will be sorely missed on the offensive line, protecting QB Philip Rivers’ blindside.

Acee expects both players to forgo signing what would be a hugely-reduced contract and then return to the team in mid-November to play the final six games – which would count to their service time as an accrued season. Acee explains how much money Jackson and McNeill will give up:

McNeill will lose $2.568 million as his tender is dropped to $600,000. Should he not report until after the Chargers’ 10th game, which numerous sources have said he will and the Chargers are expecting, he will make $212,000.

Jackson will have his tender dropped from $3.268 million to $583,000 (a $2.685 million reduction). He would make $206,000 if he doesn’t report until six games are left, though it remains unclear how an expected suspension of two to four games for his past DUIs will affect him.


Without them, expect newly-signed WR Josh Reed and OT Tra Thomas to take their places in the lineup.


--Josh Katzowitz

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 9:13 am
 

Don't expect Jackson, McNeill to return soon

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Since: Jun 17, 2010
Posted on: June 17, 2010 1:46 pm
 

Don't expect Jackson, McNeil

SD peaked and will be bottom feeders again.  This sorry team has never won the SB.  It is hysterical. 



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: June 17, 2010 2:11 am
 

Don't expect Jackson, McNeill to return soon

What an idiot.  Vincent Jackson and Marcus McNeil both play at very high levels and yet they were tendered low value offers.  That's disrespectful to two players who have worked very hard for the Chargers organization.

You mean the highest possible tender? Try paying attention.



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2010 8:20 pm
 

Don't expect Jackson, McNeill to return soon

If you want to talk disrespect start with the players, they disrespect the game and the fans because they are so greedy. NFL morales areterrible. Dont these guys realize the world can and will go on without them , im proud of these owners for not giving in to these players. greed is an inordinate desire to acquire or possess more than one needs or deserves



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2010 8:15 pm
 

Don't expect Jackson, McNeill to return soon

"yet they were tendered low value offers"...You might be trying to say they should give them more $$$, but they were tendered as high as possible (1 and 3) which is why no other teams really looked to sign them in the off-season.

I still think week 1 both players will be there (actually VJ will probably be serving a 1-2 game suspention).

N.



Since: Jun 16, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2010 7:12 pm
 

This Goes on AJ Smith

What an idiot.  Vincent Jackson and Marcus McNeil both play at very high levels and yet they were tendered low value offers.  That's disrespectful to two players who have worked very hard for the Chargers organization.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2010 6:56 pm
 

Don't expect Jackson, McNeill to return soon

the only scab is the stupid owner,  you just threw your whole season down the toilet...would suck to be a SD fan today...



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2010 6:44 pm
 

Don't expect Jackson, McNeill to return soon

Time to start getting ready scabs, the greed is unstoppable and you will be needed


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