Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Report: Jackson to sign tender soon
By Bill Williamson
San Diego receiver Vincent Jackson has been in the news for a year since his 2010 holdout began. But it seems, for now, the Jackson headlines will slow down.
The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting Jackson is expected to sign his franchise tender almost as soon as he can on Friday. Jackson has been expected to sign, although he reportedly tried to wiggle out of it last week.
This is a big year for Jackson. He has to have a big year to finally get the big-money contract he has desired, whether it’s from San Diego or another team. By signing his tender immediately, it shows Jackson is ready to begin the quest.
In other wild Tuesday updates:
None of the AFC West teams have announced their full undrafted free-agent classes. But it appears San Diego has added Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien. He has a chance to stick as practice squad player. The Chargers want to re-sign free agent Billy Volek as their backup. If he signs elsewhere, San Diego will be in the market for a veteran backup for Philip Rivers.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting Dallas is cutting Marion Barber. Denver could show interest.
Schefter reported Oakland was interested in Delaware quarterback Pat Devlin before he signed with Miami as an undrafted free agent. He would have been a nice get for the Raiders, who want to develop a young quarterback.