Are the Redskins in running for Chargers WR Jackson?

The Redskins are one team reportedly interested in Chargers WR Vincent Jackson. (Greg Trott / Associated Press)

The relationship between the Chargers and WR Vincent Jackson doesn’t seem like it will end well. Teams apparently are lining up to acquire Jackson, according to published reports.

Chargers general manager A.J. Smith already has moved on from Jackson (and OT Marcus McNeill) , as he referred to the enigmatic receiver in the past tense in recent comments. There is reason to believe that Smith is sincere and not just posturing for contract negotiations.

Smith has never shown himself to be a sentimental man, having cut ties with popular players such as LaDainian Tomlinson, Drew Brees, Junior Seau and Rodney Harrison (though at least two were on the downside of their careers). With DUI arrests (yes, plural) and the possibility of a looming suspension, Jackson already might be out the door in San Diego.

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune has suggested the Chargers won’t trade Jackson and reported¬†Tuesday that a deal isn’t imminent, but sources still tell him that “several teams” remain interested in the receiver. The Seahawks were the first team linked to Jackson, which makes a lot of sense. Seattle was in the running for Brandon Marshall.

But a new team has emerged, sources told Acee: the Redskins.

This also makes a lot of sense. The Redskins definitely have the resources to sign Jackson to a long-term deal. Jackson reportedly is seeking a “slight bump up from the four-year, $47.5 million deal Marshall received” from the Dolphins, according to Acee.

Jackson would make a great impact on the Redskins, speaking as a pure fantasy enthusiast, giving Donovan McNabb a solid receiving threat to go along with TEs Chris Cooley and Fred Davis. It’s hard to imagine a more attractive fantasy option for Jackson.

This is a storyline worth watching as training camp approaches. And let’s hope if there is a trade, it happens before our fantasy drafts.

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