Vincent Jackson Holdout: Five Reasons the WR Won't Play Anywhere

Todd KaufmannSenior Writer IAugust 30, 2010

Vincent Jackson Holdout: 5 Reasons the WR Won't Play Anywhere in 2010

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    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 31:  Vincent Jackson #83 of the AFC's San Diego Chargers jogs on the field during the 2010 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl game at Sun Life Stadium on January 31, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-34. (Photo by Scott
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    The San Diego Chargers still remain without wide receiver Vincent Jackson, not to mention offensive tackle Marcus McNeill, as both players continue to hold out and refuse to sign their one year tenders.

    As for Jackson, he's already said that he's willing to sit out the entire 2010 NFL season if he and the Chargers can not work out a long term deal, which looks unlikely at this point.

    Is this just an idle threat or is Jackson really ready to forfeit more than $3 million just to prove a point?

    So far, the Chargers have only allowed him and his agent to speak with the Seattle Seahawks despite Jackson's agent telling the media that they've had more than a dozen teams interested in his client. While most think the wide receiver will cave at some point, I'm not so sure.

    Here are 10 reasons Jackson won't be playing anywhere next season.

Off The Field Problems

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - JANUARY 3:  Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson of the San Diego Chargers watches from the sidelines during the Washington Redskins v San Diego Chargers NFL Game on January 3, 2010 at Quolcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 2
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    One of the reasons the Chargers are hesitant to sign the Pro Bowl wide receiver is his off the field problems that have gotten him into trouble, including a DUI arrest this past off season.

    While that's not the main reason, it has to be a factor.

A.J. Smith

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - JANUARY 3:  General Manager A.J. Smith of the San Diego Chargers watches their game against the Washington Redskins on January 3, 2010 at Quolcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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    If you're a Chargers' fan, or at least follow the team, you know that A.J. Smith is one of the favorite targets of a lot of the callers into local radio stations in San Diego.

    Smith has been blamed for a lot of things over the years and you might be able to add one more to his list of wrongs.

Only Able To Talk To The Seahawks

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    SEATTLE - AUGUST 21:  Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks looks on during the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Qwest Field on August 21, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    According to Jackson's agent, they are only able to talk to the Seattle Seahawks regardless of the fact that there are almost a dozen teams interested.

    When the Chargers were asked for a list of teams not to talk to, they refused such a list. When they were asked what they wanted in return for Jackson, again, they refused to give them any information.

    The Chargers seem like they're almost unwilling to trade him at all and would rather he sit out the entire year just to prove a point.

Seattle May Not Give What The Chargers Want in Return

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    SEATTLE - AUGUST 14:  Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes during the preseason game against Jason McCourty #30 of the Tennessee Titans at Qwest Field on August 14, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
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    With the list of talented receivers the Seahawks already have, one has to wonder just how much the Chargers are going to want in return and if Seattle is willing to pay up.

Chargers May Not Need Jackson

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    The San Diego Chargers already have a deep and talented receiving corps. So much so, that they may not need Vincent Jackson back to be able to move forward.

    Add to that list rookie wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu who impressed coaches, as well as the media, with three catches for 71 yards in the team's second pre-season game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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