Tag:Vincent Jackson
Posted on: October 5, 2010 9:43 am

Dwayne Jarrett popped for DUI in Charlotte

Posted by Will Brinson

Dwayne Jarrett, perennial Panthers' bust and the reason why they don't have the two Steve Smiths on one squad, had another awkward moment in his already awkward career last night when he was arrested for driving while impaired in Mecklenburg County.

This is Jarrett's second DUI in two years , which means that he's likely to get a) nailed by the courts under North Carolina law, which is strict against DUI's and b) get nailed by the NFL with a suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

You may recall that Vincent Jackson's current contract situation was highly exacerbated because of his three-game suspension for a second DUI; it's not unreasonable that the NFL could consider a similar penalty for Jarrett.

The only difference is he's not a Pro Bowler, which means it's not out of the question for the Panthers to outright release him following his latest facepalm-worthy incident in Charlotte.

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Posted on: September 25, 2010 11:00 am

Week 3 NFL Sound Off

Posted by Andy Beoit

We’ll continue the NFL Sound Off each week for the rest of the season. To join the discussion, hit us up on Twitter @CBSSportsNFL or Facebook.com/CBSSports.

This week we asked, Who had the roughest week in the NFL? The nominees were Kevin Kolb, Vincent Jackson, Braylon Edwards and “Other”.

A large number of people chose Other, citing Reggie Bush. Not surprisingly, there wasn’t much – in fact, there wasn’t any – sympathy for Braylon.

Here is a collection of some of the best responses we received.

Who had the roughest week?

Via Twitter
@eagles6592 Kolb, he finally gets the chance then after not even two quarters vick becomes the starter.

(Andy’s note: this was sent Thursday…)

@EatSleepRedskin For once, not Haynesworth. Still time though.

@BFISA VJ’s agent

@finnfromminn Favre. No receivers, no offensive cohesion, 13 more weeks of getting the crap kicked out of him, and he's turning 41.

(Andy’s note: Need to add that finnfromminn hesitated to defend his answer when it was pointed out that Favre still made $1 million this week.)

Via Facebook
Dan Berry
andy reids soul

After several people answered Reggie Bush or Brett Favre, this response came in:

Scarekrowe Karratti
I don't know about the rest of you... but I can read, and I really believe Kolb probably had the roughest week of all. Sitting on bench watching Vick fiddle and fart around, and then take his job on top of that...???? Kolb. Roughest week in the NFL.

Keith Yawnick
rough week? these ppl have millions in their pockets. I have dust! im the one with the rough week!!!!

(Andy’s note: how does one get dust in their pocket?)

Tom Cole
Jackson and Edwards have been in trouble before, so thats no surprise. Therefore, I would have to say Kolb because he was pretty much promised that job when they got rid of McNabb. Then you suffer a concussion and lord your starting job.

Kevin Gregg
Vincent Jackson did it to himself. Braylon Edwards redeemed himself in week 2. Kevin Kolb seems to suck it up every time Philly puts him in.

Lance Peavy
Wade Phillips!!!! Fire him please...

Patrick McElwaine
Kevin Kolb!!! Hi Kevin, here is the keys to our franchise!!!! We'll start out on this road, wait you just hit a speed bump, pull over, Your not driving any more, heck, you cant use the car anymore, and there is a chance i am kicking you out of the house and taking your license!! Hope that doesnt hurt your self esteem--hey kev, you will be alright, ----ANDY REID

Christopher Cross
V-Jack had the roughest week by far. He's NOT getting paid.....and with the lockout looming he's probably going to NOT get paid for two years! FIRE your agents man.....they're costing you MILLIONS!

Sean Gus Robinette
Vincent Jackson because the Chargers are starting to prove they dont need him to win so hes not playing this season and the Charges already sent Cromartie packing for crying about the  not gunna make near as much as he woulda if he just sucked it up and played and Edw ards Kolb and Bush are still making millions

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Posted on: September 23, 2010 4:50 pm
Edited on: September 24, 2010 9:07 am

Givin' Em the Business: Bearded, drunk & stupid

Givin Em the Business recognizes all the people that annoyed you from the week that was in football. Feel free to provide nominations either in the comments or by yelling at us on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL) .

Rank Who Why


Braylon Edwards
Everyone's done stupid stuff in their life before. Sometimes drunk driving is among that stupid stuff. But that doesn't excuse this bearded clown hopping in a car -- with two teammates! -- and cruising around New York City -- a city with approximately 7,000,000 taxi cabs! -- absolutely lit up -- two times the legal limit! -- while ignoring the fact that his team is under a microscope -- and that they provide a taxi service for players! The best part was when he said he didn't think it caused a black eye for his team. /SMH


Full disclosure: I am a DirecTV customer. I love DirecTV almost as much as I hate Time Warner. I spend hundreds of dollars a month their way for excessive sports packages (and some movie action, but just about 25 percent worth, if the IRS happens to be reading). But the joke of a job they're doing with their online Sunday Ticket package makes AT&T look like a competent cell phone company.


Andy Reid
Hey, big guy, make up your freaking mind, m'kay? Look, sometimes I find myself sitting at the buffet line wondering whether I want the quickly cooked hot wings or the slow-cooked ribs. And then I think "OHHHH, I want BOTH." So I keep walking back and forth between the two, trying desperately to decide which it is I want, flipping back and forth a couple times, before I finally just decide to have both. Of course, that doesn't make me a bad person because I'm not making decisions about REAL PEOPLE.


Brandon Jacobs
The NFL is (in Jacobs' own words) a 'cutthroat business.' As such, if you lose some reps, get fired or treated poorly, well, you have to deal with it like a grown man. It seemed like Jacobs was going to do that the first time, when he merely stated how disappointed he was for himself. Now, he's suddenly throwing helmets into stands and not-actually demanding to get trades. Follow your own advice, Brandon, and act like a man.


Vincent Jackson
There's some sympathy to be had for a guy that deserves more money than he's making and only got hosed because the CBA got cancelled. But there's also something to be said to the guy who could have signed a multi-million dollar tender, played this year and then earned a fatty-fatterson contract next offseason. And that thing is, "SIGN THE DAMN CONTRACT, DUDE."


A.J. Smith
Of course, V-Jax isn't just at fault -- could Smith and the Chargers really not just have given him a little bump in pay? Or said, "you know what, forget it, we'll take a second- and a fourth-rounder in exchange from Minnesota." They don't need him, necessarily, but why on Earth you'd pass up that kind of draft bonus in 2011 or that kind of production in 2010 is beyond anything reasonable.


Albert Haynesworth
Well, this is getting repitive, isn't it? There's a good chance Haynesworth makes it here every week. The amazing thing about his appearance today, though, is the fact that he was inactive for his team's loss against the Texans on Sunday for "being a pain." And he very nearly became the first person ever to get put on the inactive list after the game. Either way, Haynesworth clearly can't get rid of his attitude problem, he clearly can't get along with coach Mike Shanahan, and he clearly needs to get traded so we can stop talking about this every week.


Jerry Jones
JERRAH. What is the deal with this calm reaction to an 0-2 start? Why ae you supporting the team and Wade Phillips and trying to act like you're not worried about the team slowly losing its grasp on a chance to win a Super Bowl in your brand new stadium?!? Come on, man! We want hellfire and brimstone and cooking Phillips' bacon cooking and a midseason coaching fire and Tony Romo benching and everything else that comes with a really angry Texas billionaire.


Matt Moore
The one thing that your team asks you to do, Mr. Moore, is to not turn the ball over. It also helps if you can not do so in the red zone as well. And really, anything slightly better than "Jake Delhomme" would satisfy the Panthers' fans and coaches. Yet, you're somehow worse. So now we all have to deal with the prospect that Jimmy Clausen could be good and Mel Kiper could be right. Also: all of our NBA blogger-as-a-quarterback jokes are dead . Thanks for nothing.


Icing the Kicker
No, this does NOT have to do with me losing one of my expert picks because Gary Kubiak out Mike Shanahan'd Mike Shanahan. It has to do with a ridiculous rule that shouldn't be in the NFL anymore. Look, it's okay to ice a kicker as the team is lining up and about to snap, but icing someone literally seconds before the snap happens and forcing the kick to go through is ridiculous. It's like standing next to someone who's putting on the 18th for their career low and screaming in their face, then giving them a mulligan and promising you'll be quiet. In other words, just annoying.

Posted on: September 23, 2010 11:40 am
Edited on: September 23, 2010 11:43 am

Who to blame for V-Jax no trade: Smith or Vikes?

Posted by Andy Benoit

We'll take one more look at the Vincent Jackson trade saga and then move on -- hopefully for good.

There are two ways to look at why Jackson did not get traded Wednesday: A.J. Smith took his hardball act too far, or the Minnesota Vikings were too cautious. Your opinion depends on your view of the Vikings. V. Jackson (US Presswire)

First, let’s make sure we’re clear on what happened. John Clayton of ESPN.com has an excellent piece covering what went down with all the teams interested in trading for Jackson before Wednesday’s deadline. Five teams have been in the V-Jax running: Washington, Detroit, St. Louis, Seattle and Minnesota.

According to Clayton’s sources, Braylon Edwards’ DWI arrest prompted the owners of the Seahawks and Rams to pull out. (Jackson is currently serving an NFL-mandated three-game suspension for multiple DUI’s; the PR hit for acquiring him this week would have been too significant). From the sound of things, the Lions and Redskins pulled out early on – either when A.J. Smith was demanding a first- and third-round pick for Jackson, or when he lowered that demand to two second-round picks (which is what the Broncos got for Brandon Marshall).

After the season started, the Vikings started making calls about Jackson. This week, they were the only team seriously vying for the wideout’s services. By then Smith was willing to trade Jackson for a second- and fourth-round pick, as long as the Vikings would sign Jackson to a one-year, $6 million contract.

But the Vikings didn’t want to give up the picks. And that’s where the debate begins.

It’s amazing how much value teams place in draft picks. In many ways, it shows arrogance. Do the Vikings really think they’re gong to find a player as good as Jackson in the second or fourth round? Granted, they found Sidney Rice in the second round a few years ago. But they also found safety Tyrell Johnson and offensive lineman Ryan Cook in the second round. Neither is a starter. Jackson has already proven to be a star.

Besides, word is, the Vikings were willing to trade a second-rounder and a compensatory pick. That means they wouldn’t budge on the fourth-rounder. Since when is a fourth-rounder a deal-breaker when talking about a Pro Bowl caliber receiver?

Maybe, deep down, Minnesota did not want to pay $6 million for 10 games of Jackson’s services. That would be make sense…if they weren’t paying $20 million for Brett Favre’s services. They’ve put all their chips in the 2010 basket. Why abandon that method now?
In all likelihood, the Vikings must not have thought they could (or would) sign Jackson to a long-term contract after this season. If that’s the case, then a second- and fourth-round draft pick could be too much to surrender. But again, they were willing to part with the second-rounder…

By passing on Jackson, the Vikings are making a few risky assumptions, such as:

a.) Sidney Rice being a long-term No. 1 (he was great last season, but he’s shown questionable work ethic at times, and his hip injury raised a lot of eyebrows)

b.) Bernard Berrian being a solid starter (safe bet, though Berrian has certain flaws that defenses can exploit at times)

c.) Percy Harvin being a long-term playmaker (you may have heard he has some migraine issues).

d.) Greg Camarillo being a viable possession receiver (he is, but why in the world has the newly-acquired ex-Dolphin not played more thus far?).

Of course, maybe we should be criticizing Smith more than the Vikings. If Jackson walks away as a free agent in 2011, as many expect, the Charges would receive a compensatory third-round pick in 2012. Maybe Smith should have lowered his asking price to a simple second-rounder for 2011.

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Posted on: September 22, 2010 4:20 pm
Edited on: September 22, 2010 4:42 pm

Vincent Jackson deadline passes with no deal

Posted by Will Brinson

Well, it's after 4 PM EST on Wednesday and the San Diego Chargers still own the rights to Vincent Jackson -- which means, folks, we're not going to see a deal.

From all accounts, the Minnesota Vikings worked pretty, pretty hard at getting something done, but in the end couldn't justify parting with two early draft picks in 2011 with the possibility of Jackson of being nothing more than a one-year rental if they couldn't agree to a long term deal with his camp. (Additionally, there's the fear of sinking money and picks into a player who could potentially face up to a year's suspension stemming from the personal conduct policy.)

This means Jackson will miss six games now, at minimum, and things are looking more and more like he'll end up missing the entire season. That's based not only on Jackson's previous comments but what his agent Jonathan Feinsod told Adam Schefter today .

"Archie Manning had it right," Feinsod said. "They call [A.J. Smith] the 'Lord of No Rings' for a reason."

Yes, that is a burn, and yes, it means that Jackson's agents (Neil Schwartz and Feinsod) probably aren't really friendly with Smith right now. After all, they wanted their client to get a new deal -- Smith's unwillingness to lower his asking price for the wideout means he'll miss a minimum of six games and have to wait what could be a lengthy period of time for his new contract.

And, potentially -- or perhaps likely -- miss the entire 2010 season.

Update (4:39): Jason LaCanfora reports on Twitter that he exchanged texts with Vincent Jackson who said, "I just don't understand why [a trade was not completed]. They obviously think I'm a valuable player by asking for such high trade compensation, but why am I only offered tender salary. My agents and teams interested did everything to make it happen but this organization stopped it. I just want to play football. It feels unethical and I am disappointed."

Wow -- that's a whole bunch of texting. More importantly, though, it's a whole bunch of opining from a player who certainly doesn't seem like he wants anything to do with the San Diego organization any longer.

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Posted on: September 22, 2010 11:02 am
Edited on: September 22, 2010 11:14 am

Report: Rams out of running for Jackson

Posted by Will Brinson

There have been four teams named as possible suitors for Vincent Jackson: the Vikings, the Seahawks, the Redskins and the Rams. Although the Vikings were the most heavily discussed, but certainly the other receiver-needy teams listed were possibilities as well.

Reportedly, though, you can scratch the Rams from the list of teams trying to make a play for the Pro Bowler before 4 PM today -- sources tell Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the Rams are no longer interested in pursuing Jackson.

And that makes total sense. Jackson is expensive to obtain from the Chargers, requiring a second- and third-round draft pick in 2011, and provided the Rams want to keep him more than a year (they would, as they're not exactly "contenders" in 2010), he'd require a long-term contract.

Making that pricey deal even more complicated is the fact that Jackson has two DUIs on his record, and further off-field problems could cost him up to a year's suspension.

That's clearly something that the Rams don't want to deal with as they try to rebuild, so they're smart to avoid getting involved in a game of chicken with the typically unblinking A.J. Smith.

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Posted on: September 22, 2010 8:50 am
Edited on: September 22, 2010 11:04 am

Report: Bolts want 2nd & 3rd-rounders for Jackson

Posted by Will Brinson

Most of yesterday afternoon was spent hearing not-so-hushed whispers about the prospect of Vincent Jackson being traded to the Minnesota Vikings -- at least until Michael Vick was named the starter in Philly anyway .

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reported late Tuesday that the rumored deal (which has been in the hypothetical makings for quite some time) "looks dead" because the Chargers continue to demand more than the Vikes are willing to give up. Specifically, Cole reports that the Bolts want a 2011 second- and third-round pick in exchange for Jackson.

Reportedly, Minnesota has reached a deal with Jackson's camp that would pay him $6 million in 2010; the problem is that Minnesota doesn't want to give San Diego that hefty of a compensation package in return.

Instead, Cole states that they want to give up a second-rounder and then a pick whose value is tied to inking Jackson to a longer deal; based on the stubbornness of the Chargers and A.J. Smith in negotiating deals it seems pretty unlikely the Bolts will change their stance on what they're willing to take.

That also explains why the Rams are now reportedly out of the running for Jackson's services .

Any deal that the Chargers make needs to be done by 4 PM EST Wednesday -- otherwise the reduction of Jackson's suspension to four games is voided.

One more interesting point from this -- Cole's sources indicate that Jackson, if he leaves the Chargers as an unrestricted free agent after 2010, will purposely sign a back-end-loaded contract so that the Chargers won't receive the third-rounder they've been using as leverage for not giving up Jackson for less than he's worth.

That might just be a bluff coming from Jackson's camp, or it might be him spitefully getting back at the Chargers' stubbornness in dealing with his situation.

Come 4 PM EST on Wednesday, though, any vendettas will have to wait for the offseason, as once Jackson's second suspension gets locked in, it's highly unlikely that any team will be willing to part with too much value to pick up the disgruntled wideout. But, hey, on the bright side, Minnesota : Hank Baskett!

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Posted on: September 21, 2010 2:36 pm

Rumors about V-Jax continue to fly

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Rumors have been flying across the Internet all day about the Chargers trading estranged WR Vincent Jackson to Minnesota. It’s a done deal, at least one non-news Twitter feed proclaimed.

Well, according to various reports, the rumor, for now, is not true. That’s not to say the Vikings, Chargers and Jackson’s representatives aren’t in talks, because they very well might be. Especially with Wednesday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline looming (if he’s traded, he only has to sit out a four-game suspension; if not, it’s back to six games out with San Diego).

But the Vikings might not be the only team still actively interested in somebody who wants close to $10 million a season to play.

According to Brian Stull of 101-ESPN in St. Louis, the Rams are still interested in possibly acquiring Jackson’s services. Apparently, Washington also remains in the mix.

If Jackson is traded to Minnesota, he would be available for the Oct. 17 game vs. Minnesota. If it’s St. Louis instead, he would be ready for Oct. 10 at Detroit.

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