AFC West: San Francico 49ers
Quiet until Tuesday: It would be a surprise if Jackson signs an extension with the Chargers before free agency begins Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. Jackson has been looking forward to testing the open market for a long time. The only way he’d sign with the Chargers is if they gave him a deal that is much higher than expected. The team has no plans to do so. The Chargers are resigned to letting Jackson shop himself before making their pitch.
Are the Chargers out of the running? Not at all. If Jackson had his choice, he’d stay in San Diego. While he will likely not accept a hometown discount, but he’ll listen to what San Diego has to say.
How much will Jackson get? He is expected to average between $10-12 million a season. His contract will be in the five year, $50-million plus range.
Will the three other AFC West teams get involved? I don’t think so. There has been talk the Raiders could show interest, but I Oakland have cap limitations and other needs.
Who are the favorites to land Jackson? Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, New England and Buffalo could all make a play for Jackson.
Will it be a long process? I wouldn’t be shocked if Jackson is signed within the first 24 hours of free agency. There will be a race for his services. Don’t expect Jackson to conduct a tour of the league. If you hear Jackson is going on a visit, it will likely mean a deal is imminent.
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Ryan has played for five teams in five NFL seasons. He played with New Orleans and San Francisco in 2008. He has played in 43 games and he has started seven games. He was a fifth-round pick by Dallas in 2004 out of Boston College.
Kansas City cut three players Tuesday: tackle Andrew Carnahan, linebacker Curtis Gatewood and receiver Kevin Robinson. He was a sixth-round draft pick last season. Robinson is the second second-year receiver the Chiefs have cut in a week. They recently cut Will Franklin, a fourth-round pick last season.