Thursday, September 16, 2010
V-Jax can play in Week 5, if traded
The NFL just announced that Vincent Jackson may play in Week 5 if he is traded by 4:00 PM (Eastern) next Wed., Sept. 22. This, per an agreement reached between the NFL and the players union. Jackson will have to serve the full six-game suspension if he isn't dealt before the deadline.
This is huge news, in that is resolves a thorny impediment to Jackson's mobility, and it puts a timeline on a potential move. If the Pro Bowl WR is going to play, and San Diego is going to get any value from him, they'd better make a deal fast.
The Vikings are at the top of the rumor mill, and there's no doubt that they and at least a few other teams have already started talking possible terms with the Chargers. A trade cannot be consummated any earlier than Friday at 4:00 PM.
Frankly, there aren't many teams that couldn't use a player of Jackson's ability. If he's available in your league, scoop him up now. Week 5 will be here before you know it, and there's a good chance he'll be the leading receiver for whichever team ponies up for him.