Redskins' interest in Chargers' Jackson unclear

Posted July 01, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m.
Posted By Eric Edholm

Reports out of San Diego suggest that the Redskins are one of the teams that potentially would be interested in acquiring disgruntled Chargers WR Vincent Jackson. The interest makes sense. The team is unsettled at wide receiver and has been active in the trade market this offseason to acquire pieces to fit Mike Shanahan's offense. Shanahan reportedly is a big fan of Jackson's, having faced him twice a season with the Broncos, and he supposedly wanted to draft Jackson in 2005 before the Chargers snagged him in Round Two.

But how much interest the Redskins have now that Jackson has been suspended three games for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy is unclear. On the one hand, the suspension could lower the asking price for Jackson, which would make the draft-pick-starved Redskins (who have dealt away picks for Donovan McNabb and Jammal Brown) more of a player in any potential deal. But on the other hand, the suspension would prevent Jackson from playing a full season, and he still wants a long-term extension, something the Redskins might be hesistant to commit to during an unclear economic situation. And they also must contend with unhappy Albert Haynesworth and his massive contract.


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