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V-Jax, Mankins will report to teams after all

Posted on: October 13, 2010 11:11 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It looks like we’ll have some closure on two of the biggest names who didn’t report for duty this year.

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Chargers WR Vincent Jackson – who’s been the subject of so many trade rumors, all of which fell through for one reason or another – will report to his team Oct 31, while Patriots G Logan Mankins will report to New England by Nov. 16.

These moves should not come as a surprise. Though there was talk about both of these players sitting out the entire season, the fact is they want to accrue another season toward free agency, and to do that, they needed to report by the Tuesday following Week 10 of the season (Jackson has to report three weeks early, because the Chargers made him roster exempt, meaning he must sit out three games before the six-game clock that signifies an accrued season of free agency begins).

Really, it would have been silly of them not to do so, and Mortensen writes both of the players were advised to report by the NFL Players Association.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 7:16 am

V-Jax, Mankins will report to teams after all

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 5:12 pm

V-Jax, Mankins will report to teams after all

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Since: Dec 30, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2010 6:37 pm

V-Jax, Mankins will report to teams after all

How about a even swap of these hold-out mal-contents? It makes everyone happy! Especially me! lol :-)

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2010 6:09 pm

V-Jax, Mankins will report to teams after all

@StreetRat, GoatSense & Chargers_LT:

There have been numerous trade inquiries for V-JAX but ole' Stonewall A.J. Smith has deliberately been unreasonable in order to ruin Jackson and keep him hostage, he has to save face especially after giving McNeil that long-term extension!  Whichever team signs
V-JAX will pay him twice as much as A.J. would offer.  Also, stop blaming your loses on special teams, the offense and defense are just as much to blame.  Against the Chiefs with less than a minute remaining first and goal on the 4-yard line and they didn't score?  C'mon MAN!  Similiar situation against the Raiders they had the ball and were driving for the winning score then came a holding penalty and then the forced fumble.  Poor performance by special teams play did put them in situations were the had to come from behind but Championship caliber teams usually rise to the occasion.  If it is special teams play then why haven't they fired the ST Coach?  C'mon MAN!  Following this weeks game against the Rams your next opponents are the Patriots, Titans and Texans lets see where you guys will be going into your bye week.   

Whoever said that receivers make a quarterback great should just give up being an NFL fan.

I suppose that comment is to validate Philip Rivers as a top tier QB?  Tom Brady threw fifty (50) touchdowns when Randy Moss arriced in New England, his previous best was 29.  He threw twenty-three to Randy alone, so I think its safe to say that having a good receiver helps.  What would happen if Antonio Gates gets injured?  You honestly believe Rivers and the passing game would be as effective?  Why was it so important for the Vikings to get Randy Moss?  Was it due to the injury of Simeon Rice?  C'mon now?  Get off Rivers NUTZ.

@twgerlach @ reignman1:

Outstanding post and excellent comment, Its good to hear a voice of reason occasionally!

Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: October 14, 2010 4:20 pm

V-Jax, Mankins will report to teams after all

These guys "play" "worK" whatever you want to call it for hundreds of thousands of dollars for 6 months of work and all they can do is whine about how they're not making enough money. They break their contract midway through, sitting out while expecting to renegotiate.

Why do I care you ask? Because if someone paid me that much money, I'd shovel s**t 16 hours a day, let alone catch a football.

STFU and go to work!!

Oh by the way.... the fans pay their salary. Another reason to gripe about it. Without the fans, these pricks would be out of a job.


Since: Aug 24, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2010 2:54 pm

V-Jax, Mankins will report to teams after all

TWGerlach, brilliant response! This country has had so much progressive indoctrination that class envy, which has led to class warfare, is spilling out like bile. The people who are piling onto V-Jax and the other players, openly neglect the owners and advertisers and others making a fortune off a business where the athletes are the core component in the product.

We are need a primer in economics and well as civics because ignorance is no loger reserved for the priviliged few.

Since: Oct 31, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2010 1:24 pm
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2010 1:20 pm

V-Jax, Mankins will report to teams after all

Would love to see these spoiled brats feed their families on 40 thousand dollar salaries like 80% of America.
Better yet, try finding a job as an unemployed American, and yet these fools CHOOSE to not work????

I would love that too, but unfortunately that isn't going to happen.  Pro athletes live in their own little world and could care less what you or I do or make for a living.

What needs to happen is for a pro sports league to go bankrupt, I guarantee if that ever happened players in all major pro sports would be on their knees come negotiating time. Right not they feel invincible to say the least.....  I'd love to see them knocked down a notch.

A great start would be an NFL lockout by the owners where an entire season is completely missed. The players would make zero dollars and believe me, that would hurt.  The owners?  They wouldn't miss a beat.  Every single one of these owners are either billionaires or worth hundreds of millions outside of the NFL in their own world and their own businesses.

I love football... but I am praying for a lockout.  It's time the NFL players suffer a bit...

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2010 12:29 pm

V-Jax, Mankins will report to teams after all

Good posts StreetRat and GoatSense.

When Vincent Jackson returns if he has any bad attitude or does not give it his all at practice and in games, the Chargers should bench him for the rest of the season.

Yo Vincent, let's see what kind of contract you can get from some team with 2 DUIs and after sitting out an entire year.  LOL

Whoever said that receivers make a quarterback great should just give up being an NFL fan.  Just become a WWE fan since unreality is what you're more suited for at this time.

Since: Jul 13, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2010 12:28 pm

V-Jax, Mankins will report to teams after all

Hopefully the Chargers leave Jackson on the bench the whole year.  The passing game is fine without him.  Same with Mankins and the Pats.

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