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Agent says deals were in place for Jackson trade

By Associated Press


SAN DIEGO » Holdout wide receiver Vincent Jackson remains the property of the San Diego Chargers despite his agent saying he had deals in place with several teams before the deadline yesterday.

Agent Neil Schwartz said he heard from multiple general managers, whom he declined to identify, that the Chargers were asking for "wholly unreasonable" compensation for Jackson, a Pro Bowl player who had two straight 1,000-yard seasons. Schwartz said another GM told him that Chargers general manager A.J. Smith seemed to be "squatting" on Jackson.

"Archie Manning had it right about this organization," Schwartz said.

He was referring to when Manning had agent Tom Condon contact the Chargers days before the 2004 draft to ask that the team not take his son, Eli, with the first pick. Smith did anyway, then swapped Manning's rights to the New York Giants for the rights to Philip Rivers and several draft picks.

Smith, who has a history of hardball dealings with players, didn't return a call seeking comment.

Schwartz said the legal language with one team was drawn up and ready for Jackson to read and sign. That was a one-year deal with an option, with an average salary of more than $9 million. Schwartz declined to identify that team. It was widely reported that the Minnesota Vikings were a major suitor.

Under terms of a deal arranged by the NFL and the players' union, Jackson had to sign a new contract by 4 p.m. Eastern time yesterday in order to play for a new team in Week 5.


Faulk out for season

New England Patriots all-purpose running back Kevin Faulk, one of the team's most valuable players, said yesterday he would have surgery in about a month for a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He left unanswered the question of whether he would play again after being hurt on Sunday.

The 34-year-old Faulk was placed on injured reserve.


Bills vote to decertify

Buffalo Bills players became the seventh NFL team to vote in favor of giving the NFL Players Association the right to decertify in the event of a lockout next year.

Union representative safety George Wilson said the vote was unanimous and held after players met with NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith at the team's facility yesterday.

Wilson said the Bills became the seventh team to vote for decertification. Indianapolis, Dallas, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Washington and the New York Giants also voted to decertify.


Hit on Young draws fine

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been fined $5,000 for slamming Titans quarterback Vince Young to the turf while sacking him Sunday.

Harrison was not penalized on the play, but Titans coach Jeff Fisher questioned on Monday why the former All-Pro linebacker wasn't called for unnecessary roughness.

Harrison was chosen as the AFC defensive player of the week after having two sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, a tackle for loss and 11 tackles as the Steelers won 19-11.



  W L T Pct PF PA
Miami 2 0 0 1.000 29 20
N.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 37 24
New England 1 1 0 .500 52 52
Buffalo 0 2 0 .000 17 49
  W L T Pct PF PA
Houston 2 0 0 1.000 64 51
Jacksonville 1 1 0 .500 37 55
Tennessee 1 1 0 .500 49 32
Indianapolis 1 1 0 .500 62 48
  W L T Pct PF PA
Pittsburgh 2 0 0 1.000 34 20
Cincinnati 1 1 0 .500 39 48
Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 20 24
Cleveland 0 2 0 .000 28 33
  W L T Pct PF PA
Kansas City 2 0 0 1.000 37 28
San Diego 1 1 0 .500 52 34
Denver 1 1 0 .500 48 38
Oakland 1 1 0 .500 29 52

  W L T Pct PF PA
Washington 1 1 0 .500 40 37
N.Y. Giants 1 1 0 .500 45 56
Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 55 59
Dallas 0 2 0 .000 27 40
  W L T Pct PF PA
Tampa Bay 2 0 0 1.000 37 21
New Orleans 2 0 0 1.000 39 31
Atlanta 1 1 0 .500 50 22
Carolina 0 2 0 .000 25 51
  W L T Pct PF PA
Chicago 2 0 0 1.000 46 34
Green Bay 2 0 0 1.000 61 27
Detroit 0 2 0 .000 46 54
Minnesota 0 2 0 .000 19 28
  W L T Pct PF PA
Seattle 1 1 0 .500 45 37
Arizona 1 1 0 .500 24 54
San Francisco 0 2 0 .000 28 56
St. Louis 0 2 0 .000 27 33

AFC Individual Leaders

Week 2
  Att Com Yds TD Int
P. Manning, IND 83 60 688 6 0
P. Rivers, SND 68 44 632 5 2
Orton, DEN 68 46 602 3 1
Schaub, HOU 69 47 604 4 2
Sanchez, NYJ 51 31 294 3 0
  Att Yds Avg LG TD
A. Foster, HOU 52 300 5.77 42 3
D. McFadden, OAK 48 240 5.00 30 0
Mendenhall, PIT 45 189 4.20 50t 1
Chr. Johnson, TEN 43 176 4.09 76t 2
Ro. Brown, MIA 26 145 5.58 51 1
  No Yds Avg LG TD
Ochocinco, CIN 16 203 12.7 28t 1
Dal. Clark, IND 16 163 10.2 50t 2
And. Johnson, HOU 15 191 12.7 34t 1
Collie, IND 15 188 12.5 73t 2
Wayne, IND 14 195 13.9 34 2
  TD Rush Rec Ret Pts
A. Foster, HOU 3 3 0 0 18
Gates, SND 3 0 3 0 18
Welker, NWE 3 0 3 0 18
Dal. Clark, IND 2 0 2 0 12
Collie, IND 2 0 2 0 12
Rackers, HOU 7-7 5-6 49 22
J. Reed, PIT 1-1 7-9 52 22
Nugent, CIN 3-3 6-6 54 21
Folk, NYJ 2-2 5-5 49 17
Janikowski, OAK 2-2 5-7 41 17

NFC Individual Leaders

Week 2
  Att Com Yds TD Int
Cutler, CHI 64 44 649 5 1
Vick, PHL 58 37 459 3 0
Brees, NOR 74 55 491 3 0
Freeman, TAM 52 29 360 4 1
Rodgers, GBY 60 38 443 4 2
  Att Yds Avg LG TD
A. Peterson, MIN 47 232 4.94 23 1
Hightower, ARI 24 169 7.04 80t 2
Bradshaw, NYG 37 165 4.46 39 1
S. Jackson, STL 41 156 3.80 23 0
L. McCoy, PHL 23 155 6.74 46t 4
  No Yds Avg LG TD
Austin, DAL 20 288 14.4 30 1
R. White, ATL 20 189 9.5 24 1
Sa. Moss, WAS 16 166 10.4 17 0
Best, DET 14 170 12.1 75t 1
Gore, SNF 13 101 7.8 23 1
  TD Rush Rec Ret Pts
Best, DET 5 4 1 0 30
L. McCoy, PHL 4 4 0 0 24
H. Nicks, NYG 4 0 4 0 24
Forte, CHI 3 0 3 0 18
Snelling, ATL 3 2 1 0 18
M. Bryant, ATL 5-5 5-6 49 20
Crosby, GBY 7-7 4-4 56 19
Gano, WAS 4-4 4-6 49 16
Gould, CHI 4-4 4-4 40 16
Akers, PHL 7-7 2-2 45 13

NFL Injury Report

The National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (OUT - Definitely will not play; DNP - Did not practice; LIMITED - Limited participation in practice; FULL - Full participation in practice):

CINCINNATI BENGALS at CAROLINA PANTHERS -- BENGALS: DNP: DE Jonathan Fanene (hamstring), DT Tank Johnson (toe), CB Adam Jones (shoulder), DE Frostee Rucker (toe). LIMITED: DE Antwan Odom (wrist), WR Terrell Owens (back). FULL: RB Brian Leonard (foot), LB Keith Rivers (foot). PANTHERS: DNP: WR Brandon LaFell (hamstring), T Jeff Otah (knee). LIMITED: DE Tyler Brayton (ankle), LB Jordan Senn (ankle), WR Steve Smith (thigh). FULL: DT Louis Leonard (elbow).

BUFFALO BILLS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -- BILLS: DNP: G Andy Levitre (neck), LB Paul Posluszny (knee). FULL: S Cary Harris (hamstring). PATRIOTS: DNP: T Nick Kaczur (back), CB Terrence Wheatley (foot). LIMITED: WR Julian Edelman (foot). FULL: QB Tom Brady (right shoulder).

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS at KANSAS CITY CHIEFS -- 49ERS: Practice not complete. CHIEFS: DNP: DE Tyson Jackson (knee), T Ryan O'Callaghan (groin). LIMITED: DE Wallace Gilberry (back), LB Tamba Hali (foot), S Jon McGraw (hamstring).

TENNESSEE TITANS at NEW YORK GIANTS -- TITANS: DNP: DT Tony Brown (knee), DE Jacob Ford (knee), T Mike Otto (knee). GIANTS: OUT: T William Beatty (foot). DNP: LB Chase Blackburn (knee), LB Phillip Dillard (hamstring), S Michael Johnson (back), WR Mario Manningham (illness), C Shaun O'Hara (ankle, achilles).

CLEVELAND BROWNS at BALTIMORE RAVENS -- BROWNS: DNP: QB Jake Delhomme (ankle), RB Jerome Harrison (thigh), T Shawn Lauvao (ankle), TE Evan Moore (head), CB Derrick Roberson (hip), WR Brian Robiskie (hamstring), DT Shaun Rogers (ankle, hip), DE Robaire Smith (ankle). LIMITED: LB D'Qwell Jackson (chest), LB Matt Roth (foot), G Floyd Womack (knee). FULL: G Eric Steinbach (thigh), T Joe Thomas (elbow). RAVENS: OUT: LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder), WR Donte' Stallworth (foot). DNP: T Jared Gaither (back), WR Derrick Mason (knee), RB Le'Ron McClain (shoulder). LIMITED: LB Dannell Ellerbe (knee). FULL: TE Todd Heap (shoulder), LB Jarret Johnson (back), LB Jameel McClain (knee), DT Haloti Ngata (back), RB Ray Rice (ankle), LB Terrell Suggs (ankle).

PITTSBURGH STEELERS at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS -- STEELERS: DNP: QB Dennis Dixon (knee), G Trai Essex (ankle). FULL: NT Casey Hampton (hamstring), T Max Starks (ankle). BUCCANEERS: DNP: C Jeff Faine (calf), LB Niko Koutouvides (ankle). LIMITED: RB Carnell Williams (hamstring). FULL: QB Josh Freeman (right thumb), RB Kareem Huggins (groin), TE Kellen Winslow (knee).

ATLANTA FALCONS at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -- FALCONS: DNP: S Erik Coleman (knee). LIMITED: WR Michael Jenkins (shoulder), RB Michael Turner (groin). SAINTS: Practice not complete.

DETROIT LIONS at MINNESOTA VIKINGS -- LIONS: DNP: WR Nate Burleson (ankle), S Louis Delmas (groin, biceps, calf), LB Zack Follett (concussion), G Stephen Peterman (foot), QB Matthew Stafford (right shoulder). LIMITED: DE Cliff Avril (knee, finger), S C.C. Brown (forearm), LB DeAndre Levy (groin). VIKINGS: DNP: WR Percy Harvin (hip, illness). LIMITED: WR Bernard Berrian (knee), CB Cedric Griffin (knee), LB Ben Leber (back). FULL: CB Chris Cook (knee), QB Brett Favre (ankle), DT Jimmy Kennedy (knee), T Bryant McKinnie (finger), C John Sullivan (calf).

DALLAS COWBOYS at HOUSTON TEXANS -- COWBOYS: DNP: RB Deon Anderson (knee), WR Dez Bryant (ribs), DT Jay Ratliff (not injury related). LIMITED: CB Mike Jenkins (knee), LB Sean Lee (hamstring), TE Jason Witten (head), T Sam Young (knee). TEXANS: DNP: TE James Casey (ankle), WR Andre Johnson (ankle). LIMITED: TE Owen Daniels (knee), DT Amobi Okoye (ankle), DE Mario Williams (groin). FULL: RB Vonta Leach (knee), CB Antwaun Molden (ankle).

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS -- EAGLES: DNP: T Austin Howard (back). LIMITED: DE Brandon Graham (shoulder). FULL: LB Stewart Bradley (concussion), TE Brent Celek (chest), G Nick Cole (knee), G Todd Herremans (ankle), QB Kevin Kolb (concussion), DT Trevor Laws (oblique). JAGUARS: DNP: LB Justin Durant (ankle). LIMITED: DT Landon Cohen (knee), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle), RB Deji Karim (thumb), S Anthony Smith (foot), LB Daryl Smith (thigh). FULL: G Uche Nwaneri (foot), G Justin Smiley (ankle).

WASHINGTON REDSKINS at ST. LOUIS RAMS -- REDSKINS: DNP: WR Anthony Armstrong (groin), S Chris Horton (ankle), T Trent Williams (knee, toe). LIMITED: DT Albert Haynesworth (ankle). FULL: S LaRon Landry (wrist), S Kareem Moore (knee), RB Clinton Portis (wrist). RAMS: OUT: LB Chris Chamberlain (toe), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (ankle), DT Darell Scott (ankle). DNP: TE Billy Bajema (knee), S Craig Dahl (head), CB Kevin Dockery (hamstring), TE Daniel Fells (knee), DT Clifton Ryan (migraines). LIMITED: S Oshiomogho Atogwe (thigh), RB Steven Jackson (knee), WR Laurent Robinson (foot), T Rodger Saffold (back).

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at DENVER BRONCOS -- COLTS: DNP: RB Joseph Addai (knee), LB Gary Brackett (back), DE Dwight Freeney (not injury related), WR Anthony Gonzalez (ankle), LB Ramon Humber (hand), T Charlie Johnson (foot), S Bob Sanders (biceps), LB Clint Session (hamstring). LIMITED: WR Pierre Garcon (hamstring), C Jeff Saturday (knee). FULL: CB Jerraud Powers (foot). BRONCOS: DNP: CB Champ Bailey (foot), CB Andre' Goodman (thigh), LB Wesley Woodyard (hamstring). LIMITED: T Ryan Harris (ankle), G Chris Kuper (knee), RB Laurence Maroney (thigh), S Darcel McBath (forearm).

OAKLAND RAIDERS at ARIZONA CARDINALS -- RAIDERS: Practice not complete. CARDINALS: OUT: WR Early Doucet (groin). LIMITED: WR Steve Breaston (knee), LB Will Davis (head), RB Beanie Wells (knee). FULL: S Hamza Abdullah (hamstring), LB Clark Haggans (heel), DE Kenny Iwebema (knee).

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS -- CHARGERS: DNP: WR Malcom Floyd (leg), RB Ryan Mathews (ankle). LIMITED: LB Stephen Cooper (knee). SEAHAWKS: OUT: LB Leroy Hill (calf, Achilles). DNP: RB Quinton Ganther (knee), LB Will Herring (not injury related), T Russell Okung (ankle). LIMITED: LB Matt McCoy (quadricep). FULL: G Ben Hamilton (knee), G Chester Pitts (knee), WR Mike Williams (thigh).

NEW YORK JETS at MIAMI DOLPHINS -- JETS: OUT: LB Calvin Pace (foot), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring). DNP: T Wayne Hunter (shin), C Nick Mangold (shoulder). LIMITED: LB Jason Taylor (elbow). DOLPHINS: DNP: G John Jerry (illness), DT Jared Odrick (ankle). LIMITED: LB Channing Crowder (groin).


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