Rumor: Chargers, Patriots Discussing Vincent Jackson Trade?
According to CSNNE.com, the San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots have engaged in preliminary trade talks regarding suspended/holding out San Diego wide receiver Vincent Jackson.
The trade of Randy Moss to the Vikings has left a big-play hole in the Patriots’ lineup; a void Jackson could capably fill if dealt to New England.
Early reports indicate that the trade could involve Patriots guard Logan Mankins, who, like Jackson, is holding out due to a contract dispute.
If/when Jackson is traded, he will have to sit out for three games, due to being placed on the roster exempt list by San Diego during the offseason.
According to the San Diego Union Tribune, the Chargers are asking for a first- and second-round pick from an AFC team, or a second- and third-round pick from an NFC team in exchange for Jackson.
It’s unclear as to whether or not Mankins being involved in the deal would alter the asking price.
Last season, Jackson, 27, caught 68 passes for 1,167 yards and nine touchdowns.
Stay tuned to NFLSoup.com for details and developments as they occur.