October 21, 2010 |
Wide receiver Vincent Jackson will report to the San Diego Chargers next week and sign his contract tender, his agent said Thursday. By reporting Oct. 29, Jackson will be able to serve a three-game, team-imposed suspension on the roster exempt list, then play in the final six games to accrue his sixth season toward unrestricted free agency. Jackson and agent Neil Schwartz said earlier this fall that the receiver probably wouldn't play this season. "With the landscape of labor uncertainty, we wanted to create, at this point in time, certainty," Schwartz told the Associated Press on Thursday.
March 14, 2012 |
Vincent Jackson signed a reported five-year, $55.6-million contract Tuesday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Pierre Garcon agreed to a five-year, $42.5-million deal with the Washington Redskins on the same day to help start the NFL's free agency period with a bang. Both teams invested a lot of money looking to improve their receiving corps. But which team's deal made more sense? Jackson, who has spent all seven years of his pro career with the San Diego Chargers, appears to give Tampa Bay the deep threat it has needed.
December 16, 2010 |
Reporting from San Diego ? The San Diego Chargers, with their season hanging in the balance, played well enough Thursday to try a variation of their West Coast offense. The Just Coast. And the centerpiece of that scheme was Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson, a player who insists he wasn't coasting this fall when he missed the first 10 games mostly because of a contract dispute. He caught a career-high three touchdown passes ? and just missed on a fourth ? in a 34-7 dismantling of the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium.
March 13, 2012 |
NFL free agency has started with a splash. The Miami Dolphins have traded receiver Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears, reuniting him with quarterback Jay Cutler. The two were teammates in Denver. Fox's Jay Glazer first reported the deal, which sends the combustible star to Chicago in exchange for third-round picks in the next two drafts. The Bears were one of several teams eyeing San Diego receiver Vincent Jackson, among the most coveted offensive players in free agency.
August 19, 2007 |
ST. LOUIS -- If the San Diego Chargers can save LaDainian Tomlinson for the regular season, the St. Louis Rams figure they can preserve their star running back too. Tomlinson, the NFL MVP, didn't dress for the Chargers' 30-13 exhibition victory Saturday night and hasn't been on the field in August since 2005. St. Louis' Steven Jackson, who led the league with 2,334 yards rushing and receiving last year, might as well have not dressed either.
April 26, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- The Cleveland Browns have made the first trade of the NFL draft, swapping positions with Minnesota at the top of the first round. The Browns will pick third, presumably to take Alabama running back Trent Richardson, and the Vikings have moved back one spot to fourth. Minnesota collected picks in the fourth, fifth and seventh rounds. Minnesota can still pick up USC tackle Matt Kalil at No. 4, or possibly LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne. The Browns likely made the move so Tampa Bay, which picks fifth, could leapfrog them for Richardson.
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June 5, 1990 |
Three-year-old Andre Keith Bakker IV, who witnessed the weekend shooting death of his mother and watched her boyfriend turn the gun on himself as they drove down the San Diego Freeway, was released Monday from an Orange County children's shelter to the custody of his father. The boy "is aware that his mother is dead," said Kim Berry, a friend of the family. "But he just says that 'Mommy's in heaven.'
February 11, 2013 |
Percy Harvin wants to get paid. And judging by the way folks on the Internet reacted to rumors that the Minnesota Vikings receiver is on the trading block, he probably will get big money somewhere. But will it happen before or after things get ugly -- or uglier -- in Minnesota. According to Pro Football Talk, Harvin is prepared to stay away from off-season workouts and training camp if he doesn't receive a contract extension, which would presumably pay him a lot more than the $2.9 million he is slated to make in the final year of his rookie contract next season.
December 5, 2008 |
LaDainian Tomlinson had 91 yards rushing and a three-yard scoring run and Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, including a 59-yarder to Vincent Jackson, to give the Sam Diego Chargers a 34-7 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night in San Diego. The Chargers (5-8) beat the Raiders (3-10) for the 11th time in a row. San Diego's Darren Sproles caught two touchdown passes.