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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Vincent Jackson leaves San Diego

By Bill Williamson

Adam Schefter is reporting Vincent Jackson has left the San Diego Chargers to go to Tampa Bay on a five-year deal. He will be paid $55.5 million.

This is a blow to the Chargers who gambled by not giving Jackson the franchise tag. The Chargers need to win now under Norv Turner and A.J. Smith and this is not a good start. Those close to Jackson have maintained that he would have gone back to San Diego had the Chargers' deal been competitive.

The Chargers will now look for a new receiver. Among the names to consider are Reggie Wayne, Brandon Lloyd, Laurent Robinson and Robert Meachem.

I be back later with some more thoughts on Jackson’s departure.