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Posted July 01, 2010 @ 9:56 a.m. ET
By Michael Blunda

Updated July 1, 2010 @ 11:59 a.m. ET

Just months after going to the Pro Bowl, WR Vincent Jackson might not be a member of the Chargers when the 2010 season begins.

With the wideout refusing to sign his one-year tender after the team passed on offering him a long-term deal, we hear that Chargers GM A.J. Smith would not hesitate to trade Jackson for the right price.

Smith has reportedly already engaged in trade talks with the Seahawks, but they weren't willing to offer enough in return for the star receiver. Washington is also rumored to be interested in his services. What exactly Smith wants in return for Jackson remains unknown, but it's likely that he's holding out for a first-round draft pick.

We hear that Jackson, who has threatened to hold out until Week 10, is looking for a new contract in excess of the four-year, $47.5 million extension the Dolphins handed to WR Brandon Marshall this offseason. The cost-conscious Bolts, though, were never willing to give him that kind of money, especially with Jackson being hit with a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy.

According to one daily team observer, there is a 40 percent chance that the 6-5, 230-pound pass catcher gets shipped out of San Diego in the coming weeks. With it looking increasingly unlikely that he'll return to the team in 2011 when he becomes an unrestricted free agent, a trade might be the only way for both sides to come away satisfied from this dispute.

 

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