Tuesday, February 15, 2011

San Diego Chargers place the franchise tag on WR Vincent Jackson

After a tumultuous 2010, the San Diego Chargers are prepared to make Vincent Jackson one of the highest paid wide receivers in the NFL. But that still may not make Jackson happy. On Tuesday, the Chargers applied the franchise tag to Jackson.

Jackson was set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but is now bound to a one-year deal.

The Chargers and Jackson squared off last year over Jackson's contract, which prompted the reciever to sit out until October.

Jackson still has a chance to get out of the contract with San Diego, but those chances are very (very, very) slim. Jackson's franchise tag is non-exclusive, which means he can still negotiate with other teams. However, if a team signs him to an offer sheet, they would have to give up two first-round draft picks to San Diego (again, chances are very, very slim).

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