Take the St. Louis Rams off the list of teams who are in the running for Vincent Jackson.
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday the Rams aren’t pursuing Jackson, citing league sources. According to Thomas, the Rams’ reasoning is that “expending lots of money, plus draft picks, for a player with past DUI issues didn’t make sense” for the team.
What will be interesting to find out is just how many teams don’t feel that way.
Dating back several weeks, it’s believed the Chargers are looking for a second-round draft pick, plus another selection, in return. Per a report Tuesday from the San Diego Union-Tribune, Jackson’s agents have the parameters of a deal done with at least one team, as well as outlined deals done “with other clubs.”
What’s left to find out is if somebody blinks first, and whether Chargers G.M. A.J. Smith will come down from his asking price. With Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline that would likely kill any deal just hours away, time is running out.
– Frank Tadych