NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora said yesterday on NFL Total Access that if the Chargers try to trade disgruntled receiver Vincent Jackson, the Seattle Seahawks could be involved. Every wide receiver rumor seems to be linked to the Seahawks this year. The team is plenty deep at wideout after drafting Notre Dame’s Golden Tate in Round Two, but the only surefire starter at the position is T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
Jackson is expected to sit out the first 10 games of 2010. Chargers GM A.J. Smith has already reduced Jackson’s RFA tender to 110 percent of his ’09 base pay. The Chargers have decent depth at wide receiver, though it’s not the kind of depth that could compensate for Jackson’s absence in the long haul. Backups Legedu Naanee, Josh Reed and oft-injured Buster Davis are more possession-type targets who do not have Jackson’s 6’5” size or vertical field-stretching prowess.
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