In what came as somewhat of a surprise, the Tennessee Titans did not slap their franchise tag on defensive back Cortland Finnegan. To a lesser extent, the San Diego Chargers surprised a few people by not designating wide receiver Vincent Jackson as their franchise player, although his salary would have been quite higher than Finnegan’s, as it would have been his second tag, increasing his price.
And while these two come from separate divisions and have never played together, it appears as if one is recruiting the other to join forces and take their talents elsewhere, like to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Finnegan has unofficially asked Jackson to join him as part of a package deal, with the Bucs being the rumored landing spot if Jackson jumps on board. Tampa Bay has plenty of money, a new head coach in Greg Schiano and a need for each standout player on both sides of the ball.
But while it is far from a guarantee that the Bucs would consider adding both players to lucrative...