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09:07 AM ET 08.14 | On the same day the Chargers welcomed back Shawne Merriman, it has been learned they have made an effort to spark movement with their other two restricted free agents -- with a typically heavy hand and with no promise of results. League sources said Friday that Vincent Jackson and Marcus McNeill have received letters informing them of the Chargers' intentions to place them on the Roster Exempt List if they do not sign their tenders by Aug. 20.

San Diego Union-Tribune

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August 14, 2010  09:09 AM ET

Rivers needs Jackson, but if McNeill keeps goofing around, Rivers is totally screwed.

August 14, 2010  09:10 AM ET

The Chargers will win AFC West, but the Raiders are on their tales.

August 14, 2010  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Chargers will win AFC West, but the Raiders are on their tales.

It sounds crazy to hear that about the Raiders, but they have a very good chance.

August 14, 2010  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

... but the Raiders are on their tales.

Big time!!!

August 14, 2010  09:36 AM ET

On their tales? That's an interesting way of putting it. It's Saturday, maybe I'll go out tonight and get some tale.

August 14, 2010  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

On their tales? That's an interesting way of putting it. It's Saturday, maybe I'll go out tonight and get some tale.

Good one..... maybe a Raiderette....

August 14, 2010  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Good one..... maybe a Raiderette....

Just kidding ya. It happens to all of us. Raiderette.........hmm, I like it dirty.

August 14, 2010  09:51 AM ET

If Jackson and McNeill want their money they need to get to camp, holding out proves nothing, other than you're actually dumb enough to do it.

August 14, 2010  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If Jackson and McNeill want their money they need to get to camp, holding out proves nothing, other than you're actually dumb enough to do it.

Jackson especially. He's already losing four game checks.

August 14, 2010  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Jackson especially. He's already losing four game checks.

Exactly, if he's smart, he's not going to want to play for free this year.

August 14, 2010  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Exactly, if he's smart, he's not going to want to play for free this year.

Ah, to be young and stupid. Those were the days.

August 14, 2010  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If Jackson and McNeill want their money they need to get to camp, holding out proves nothing, other than you're actually dumb enough to do it.

Especially against 'Never Give In' A.J. Smith. He will blow up the team just to show that he's in charge.

August 14, 2010  10:22 AM ET

This team doesn't need this garbage, get into camp!!! ****.

August 14, 2010  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Especially against 'Never Give In' A.J. Smith. He will blow up the team just to show that he's in charge.

If he ever fires Norv, he should hire McDaniels, another demolitions expert.

August 14, 2010  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

If he ever fires Norv, he should hire McDaniels, another demolitions expert.

I'm starting to get the impression you don't like McDaniels.

August 14, 2010  11:11 AM ET

I personally hope jackson goes. Guy has character issues. Also, I picked up malcom floyd on my f. team :P

August 14, 2010  12:01 PM ET

So, all they need to do is show up by week 8 and they will get credit for a full season. So do it.
They saw how the Chargers treated L.Tomlinson the last two years. The guy was the face of the team for years and then they ask him to take a cut in salary or they would release him. The he## with the contract they agreed to.
You better believe the other guys in that locker room took notice.

August 14, 2010  02:18 PM ET

Cheers AJ, way to protect the Rivers investment! He'll have fun getting sacked without McNeill! Always seems like it's more about Smith being right that making the right decisions for the organization.

August 14, 2010  03:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

So, all they need to do is show up by week 8 and they will get credit for a full season. So do it. They saw how the Chargers treated L.Tomlinson the last two years. The guy was the face of the team for years and then they ask him to take a cut in salary or they would release him. The he## with the contract they agreed to. You better believe the other guys in that locker room took notice.

Without a doubt. Other non-Chargers players noticed as well. Players are an expendable commodity. The only given is that the owners will reap the financial rewards, year after year after year. Kinda like organized crime.

 
August 14, 2010  04:30 PM ET

hey, i got a great idea

pay them!

these guys deserve big money so give it to them

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