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08:05 AM ET 11.29 | Vincent Jackson's long-awaited return lasted all of two plays, thanks to what was being termed a calf injury. The timing of the injury surely will raise eyebrows and more questions, just as the timing of his return to the team had underlying implications. ... Not a passing target in either of the first two plays, Jackson came off the field slowly, but not limping, and soon was being attended to by trainers. Taking a seat on the bench, he removed his helmet and both cleats, then laced them back up and walked the sideline. Several minutes later, it was announced that Jackson would not play the rest of the night.

San Diego Union Tribune

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November 29, 2010  08:07 AM ET

Another reason that training camp is a necessary evil...

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November 29, 2010  08:16 AM ET
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Was he texting Randy?

Naw...getting advice from Deion.

November 29, 2010  08:29 AM ET

Thanks Vince!!!!.....I been keeping you on my Fantasy bench all year----hop'in for a big playoff run----

November 29, 2010  08:35 AM ET

Diva.

November 29, 2010  08:47 AM ET

The Chargers have the 'softest' players in the league.

November 29, 2010  09:07 AM ET

Norv's not exactly a task-master. Another receiver with too high of an opinion of himself.

November 29, 2010  09:18 AM ET

If he doesn't play another game for the rest of the year and SD makes the playoffs I say trade him right away to a last place finisher, then let him stew on that for the next year or 2.

November 29, 2010  09:27 AM ET

So your saying holding out and than coming back at the tail end of the NFL season doesn't typically workout?

November 29, 2010  09:31 AM ET

If the Chargers go deep into the playoffs he'll be gone next year.

November 29, 2010  09:32 AM ET
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So your saying holding out and than coming back at the tail end of the NFL season doesn't typically workout?

It does if you are looking to just get credit for a year so you can become UFA at seasons end.

November 29, 2010  09:34 AM ET
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If the Chargers go deep into the playoffs he'll be gone next year.

Or if they flame out in the first round he'll be gone next year.

Or if they miss they playoffs he'll be gone next year.

Or if they win the superbowl he'll be gone next year.

Did I miss any scenarios?

November 29, 2010  09:34 AM ET

Any team that signs him to a big contract gets what they deserve. He fakes the injury 2 plays into the game so he can still get the year credit for frree agency and retirement? What a disgrace.

November 29, 2010  10:03 AM ET

Jackson is not good enough to have the nickname V-Jack.

November 29, 2010  10:25 AM ET

pissed about that contract

November 29, 2010  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

If the Chargers go deep into the playoffs he'll be gone next year.

If the Chargers go deep into the playoffs, then hell has finally frozen over.

November 29, 2010  10:33 AM ET
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If he doesn't play another game for the rest of the year and SD makes the playoffs I say trade him right away to a last place finisher, then let him stew on that for the next year or 2.

He will be a free agent next year. He didn't sign his original tender at 3 million or whatever it was cause he wanted more. AJ Smith said ok resinded the tender offer and now he is making 500k. Only reason he reported this year was to accrue the year so he is guranteed a veterans minimum wherever he goes next year. The Chargers can and have won without him.

November 29, 2010  10:42 AM ET
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Any team that signs him to a big contract gets what they deserve. He fakes the injury 2 plays into the game so he can still get the year credit for frree agency and retirement? What a disgrace.

I agree. As close to embezzlement of funds as a football player can come. Even Haynesworth showed up to puke up his lunch on the field.

Oh, and Rivers is making guys named Tutu(?) look like all pros. So not only will his next team get what they deserve, they will NOT get what they expect. Without Rivers throwing him the ball, the slow slide towards Palookaville will soon begin. This guy is a modern day David Boston.

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