POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 23, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
|P. Manning, IND||83||60||688||6||0|
|P. Rivers, SND||68||44||632||5||2|
|A. Foster, HOU||52||300||5.77||42||3|
|D. McFadden, OAK||48||240||5.00||30||0|
|Chr. Johnson, TEN||43||176||4.09||76t||2|
|Ro. Brown, MIA||26||145||5.58||51||1|
|Dal. Clark, IND||16||163||10.2||50t||2|
|And. Johnson, HOU||15||191||12.7||34t||1|
|A. Foster, HOU||3||3||0||0||18|
|Dal. Clark, IND||2||0||2||0||12|
|J. Reed, PIT||1-1||7-9||52||22|
|A. Peterson, MIN||47||232||4.94||23||1|
|S. Jackson, STL||41||156||3.80||23||0|
|L. McCoy, PHL||23||155||6.74||46t||4|
|R. White, ATL||20||189||9.5||24||1|
|Sa. Moss, WAS||16||166||10.4||17||0|
|L. McCoy, PHL||4||4||0||0||24|
|H. Nicks, NYG||4||0||4||0||24|
|M. Bryant, ATL||5-5||5-6||49||20|
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).