Originally Posted by SouthStndJunkie
Seahawks given permission to talk to Vincent Jackson
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 20, 2010 5:46 PM ET
The Vincent Jackson stalemate with the San Diego Chargers finally has some movement.
And it could include Jackson moving North.
Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports confirmed with a Seahawks team spokesman that Seattle has been given permission to talk contract terms with Jackson. According to Coles' sources, no significant progress has been made in contract talks since the Seahawks received permission in the past two weeks.
We're a little surprised the Seahawks admit the move publicly, especially after they weren't able to close the deal after flirting with Brandon Marshall earlier in the offseason. Cole reports that the Chargers seem intent on trading Jackson and his deep skills would perfectly fill one of Seattle's biggest needs.
It's unclear what the Chargers want in return for Jackson. Marshall's price -- a pair of second round picks -- would make sense to us.
AJ Smith is the man if he can snake a couple of 2nd round picks from Seattle for Mr. DUI.
I still hate to see him go though. He is a legitimate stud WR and just like the Seahawks, the Chargers have been searching for that for a LONG time. They finally groom a guy into one but his off the field issues and lack of maturity make it very risky to sign him to a huge contract. Funny how it's like a Brandon Marshall situation all over again in the AFC West.