Jackson could be Patriots target if Chargers don't pay

Jackson could be Patriots target if Chargers don't pay
March 2, 2012, 4:53 pm
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You aren't yet tired of NFL roster rumors are you? Free agency hasn't even started.

Here's an interesting one from Omar Kelly, Dolphins reporter and blogger for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

"I don't mean to scare Dolphins, Jets and Bills fans," Kelly tweeted, "but the word on the street is that if San Diego doesn't get WR Vincent Jackson locked up he's likely headed to a certain New England team. That's right....nail biting time."
Jackson has been a monster in San Diego, racking up three 1,000-plus yard seasons in the last four years (he played just five games in 2010 because of a suspension coupled with a contract dispute). The receiver's best game last year? Against New England: 10 catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns.

No doubt the Patriots would rather work with him than against him.

At least one reporter says the union is possible but it's hard to tell what the Chargers will do. With free agency starting closer to the middle than the beginning of the month, teams are keeping their hands well-hidden as the March 5 franchise deadline draws near.

It would cost San Diego 13.7M to tag Jackson for one year.