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Chargers, unsigned RFAs at standstill

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By Michael Blunda

We're told that a line has been drawn in the sand in San Diego, where four unsigned restricted free agents have refused to report to voluntary workouts and are not expected to participate in any minicamps this offseason. The culprits — WRs Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd, OLT Marcus McNeill and OLB Shawne Merriman — are all staying away in hopes of landing long-term deals with the club, but GM A.J. Smith is not looking to sign anyone in this group to an extension given the league's uncertain CBA situation. That could lead to none of the RFAs signing by June 15, when Smith can play hardball — which he has a reputation for doing — and rescind the tender offers. That would result in Jackson, Floyd and McNeill making significantly less money in 2010. If Smith does this, though, he'd risk those players extending their holdouts into the regular season. While the likelihood is that this group will be signed by training camp, the coming weeks will be telling.

 

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