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08:46 AM ET 09.18 | If the Vikings want embattled Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson, they aren't revealing their hand. Coach Brad Childress on Friday deflected questions about Jackson, who is serving a suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. The Vikings, Seahawks, Redskins and Rams are reportedly interested in Jackson's services.

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September 18, 2010  09:01 AM ET

They should have picked up T.J. Housh. . . . (Nobody can spelling it right anyway) when he was cut by the Seahawks.

September 18, 2010  09:02 AM ET

No New England Patriot interest? I think he'd make a good replacement for Randy Moss.

Hell, they should trade the two disgruntled wide outs... and maybe toss in a few drafts picks to even out the deal.

September 18, 2010  09:14 AM ET

I love how the ViQueens aren't showing their hand but they are "reportedly" interested.

The author's way of saying that he doesn't care what the team is not saying but here is what he is saying because he thinks he hears someone saying something else.

You know what I'm saying?

September 18, 2010  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

No New England Patriot interest? I think he'd make a good replacement for Randy Moss.Hell, they should trade the two disgruntled wide outs... and maybe toss in a few drafts picks to even out the deal.

From Kraft? Mr Cheap, isn't interested, I say the Vikings are counting their pennies
to see if they have enough for Jackson, but remember Chargers want TWO #1 Draft picks
Very steep price, Chargers are in control NOT Jackson on any trade, stay tuned...

September 18, 2010  09:32 AM ET

The Queens don't know what to do. maybe there waiting for O.J. to get out of jail.

September 18, 2010  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I love how the ViQueens aren't showing their hand but they are "reportedly" interested. The author's way of saying that he doesn't care what the team is not saying but here is what he is saying because he thinks he hears someone saying something else. You know what I'm saying?

Makes sense to me.

September 18, 2010  09:34 AM ET

The Vikes are pretty quiet on all fronts these days.

September 18, 2010  09:39 AM ET

Do the Vikings have cap space for this?

September 18, 2010  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I love how the ViQueens aren't showing their hand but they are "reportedly" interested. The author's way of saying that he doesn't care what the team is not saying but here is what he is saying because he thinks he hears someone saying something else. You know what I'm saying?

I hear what you're sayin' Otis.

September 18, 2010  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

From Kraft? Mr Cheap, isn't interested, I say the Vikings are counting their pennies to see if they have enough for Jackson, but remember Chargers want TWO #1 Draft picksVery steep price, Chargers are in control NOT Jackson on any trade, stay tuned...

I was unaware of the draft pick price. Isn't that the cost of a franchised tagged player? They might as well just admit that they're not interested in trading him.

September 18, 2010  09:58 AM ET
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1st

... and your point is??
Reminds me of what little girls says when they come in 2nd. 1st is the worst, 2nd is the best, 3rd is the one with the hairy chest.

September 18, 2010  10:03 AM ET

San Diego lost without him, but can the vikings win with him?

September 18, 2010  10:11 AM ET
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Do the Vikings have cap space for this?

No cap this year. But they something like 17 players that will become unrestricted free agents after this year. It could get expensive just to keep the ones they have already, and Jackson wants $9 million a year, has off field issues, and will cost plenty in draft picks.

September 18, 2010  10:11 AM ET
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I was unaware of the draft pick price. Isn't that the cost of a franchised tagged player? They might as well just admit that they're not interested in trading him.

Your probably correct, franchised tagged, The my brain can't recall this early of said players name, who was last player traded for two First round draft picks, Oakland Raiders Richard Seymour? if I had the money I'd bet Vikes pull off deal, bcs its Win now baby!

September 18, 2010  10:13 AM ET
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I was unaware of the draft pick price. Isn't that the cost of a franchised tagged player? They might as well just admit that they're not interested in trading him.

He is costing them nothing right now and accruing no time for FA. They would gladly trade him if you are fool enough to pay the price.
Without Rivers to throw those deep passes to him, the next team should think a long time before moving on him.

September 18, 2010  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

No cap this year. But they something like 17 players that will become unrestricted free agents after this year. It could get expensive just to keep the ones they have already, and Jackson wants $9 million a year, has off field issues, and will cost plenty in draft picks.

All the more reason to make a deal, Win NOW!, too bad they also need QB, Favre isn't gonna last if he keeps getting hit, blitz the heck out of them...

September 18, 2010  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I love how the ViQueens aren't showing their hand but they are "reportedly" interested. The author's way of saying that he doesn't care what the team is not saying but here is what he is saying because he thinks he hears someone saying something else. You know what I'm saying?

So what you're saying is that by not saying that they're interested is that they are really saying is that they are interested... is that what you're saying?

September 18, 2010  10:58 AM ET
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No cap this year. But they something like 17 players that will become unrestricted free agents after this year. It could get expensive just to keep the ones they have already, and Jackson wants $9 million a year, has off field issues, and will cost plenty in draft picks.

Thanks 50. I had forgotten, just used to thinking in terms of cap space. Still, the owners have not gone on the spending spree that many predicted. Apparently, they feel it would hurt their bargaining position.

September 18, 2010  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#21):

Thanks 50. I had forgotten, just used to thinking in terms of cap space. Still, the owners have not gone on the spending spree that many predicted. Apparently, they feel it would hurt their bargaining position.

You are right about the lack of a spending spree. There will be cap though when they finally settle, the owners need something to stop them from going crazy.

 
September 18, 2010  11:39 AM ET
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You are right about the lack of a spending spree. There will be cap though when they finally settle, the owners need something to stop them from going crazy.

It's obvious that self-control won't factor in.

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