Vincent Jackson is drawing serious interest from teams around the league, another disgruntled linebacker expresses his desire to come to San Diego, and just how limited are the Chargers in free agency this offseason?
MIAMI DOLPHINS SHOWING INTEREST IN VINCENT JACKSON
Word out of Miami is that the Dolphins are very interested in Vincent Jackson, but they expect San Diego wont let him go easily. The Chargers would likely match any offer, or they would expect a bundle of draft picks in compensation of letting the talented Pro Bowl receiver go.
KARLOS DANSBY PUTS SAN DIEGO ON HIS WISH LIST
Karlos Dansby is looking to get out of Arizona, and San Diego is one place where he would like to call home. In an interview on SIRIUS NFL Radio, Dansby listed the Chargers along with the Dolphins, Giants, and Redskins, as teams who he'd like to play for. Unhappy with the way his team has treated him (franchise tagged two years in a row), Dansby isn't the only disgruntled linebacker who wants to play for the Bolts.
SOURCE: ProfootballTalk via ESPN
'FINAL EIGHT' RULE APPLIES TO TRADES TOO?
During this uncapped season special rules have been enacted which limit the Chargers ability to sign free agents, as a result of San Diego being one of the final eight teams in the 2009 NFL postseason. But while it was generally understood that the Chargers would only be allowed to sign one unrestricted free agent this offseason, turns out that rule could also apply to trades as well. ProfootballTalk breaks it down:
For the final four teams (Saints, Colts, Vikings, Jets), no unrestricted free agents may be signed from other teams until one of their current unrestricted free agents is lost to another team. Complicating matters is that the value of the first year of the replacement free agent's contract must be no more than the first-year salary paid to the player who was lost, with annual growth of no more than 30 percent.
For the next four teams (Cardinals, Cowboys, Ravens, Chargers), one unrestricted free agent may be signed at a base salary of $5.5 million or more, and an unlimited amount of others at a first-year salary of $3.7 million with a 30-percent limit on growth.
It had been assumed by many that these teams nevertheless could trade for an unlimited amount of players.
Under Section 7 of Article XXI of the CBA, they can't.
Here's the key language: "No Club subject to the provisions of this Article may, for one League Year, trade for a player it otherwise would not be permitted to sign as an Unrestricted Free Agent as a result of the provisions of this Article."
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