Found March 06, 2012 on Los That Sports Blog:
In an offseason where most NFL teams took advantage of the Franchise Tag due to the reduced salary requirements associated with tagged players (thanks to the new CBA), there were a few notable NFL stars who were NOT tagged. Of particular note are Vincent Jackson who many expect to sign with the Bears and [...]

The San Diego Chargers didn’t want to spend $13 million on WR Vincent Jackson

In one of the more perplexing moves this offseason, the San Diego Chargers did not place the franchise tag on WR Vincent Jackson. Jackson is now set to become a free agent once the free agency period begins on March 13th. There is a very good chance that once he hits the open market, the physical receiver will be in another uniform next season. Vincent Jackson is already...

Packers do not use franchise tag on Flynn

GREEN BAY, Wis. Now available to the highest bidder: The Green Bay Packers' all-time leading passer, quarterback Matt Flynn. As the deadline passed at 3 p.m. CST, the Packers opted not to use their franchise tag and Flynn is officially an unrestricted free agent. With NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers in his prime and coming off his best season, there was no room for Flynn to play in...

Chargers WR Vincent Jackson Won't Receive A Franchise Tag

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson is will MOST LIKELY avoid a franchise tag from the Chargers, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.Although there's no one inside the Chargers who believe placing the tag on the Pro Bowl wide receiver is a sound decision or that it will happen, it's a belief that the team will give in and place a franchise tag on Jackson...

Analyst: Is Jackson a good fit for Vikings?

Vincent Jackson is probably the biggest receiver (literally and figuratively) left in free agency, but do his skills match the Vikings’ needs? One NFL Films buff and a Vikings receiver both talked about finding the right fit and their answers may surprise you.

Chargers cut Castillo, don’t place franchise tag on Jackson

According to Aaron Wilson of, the San Diego Chargers have released defensive end Luis Castillo.  They also announced that they’ll not place the franchise tag on wide receiver Vincent Jackson. Chargers are willing to re-sign Castillo at a much lower price for the 2012 season. Jackson will now become a free agent when the new league year begins on March 13th.

Dual-Threat QB Piques Packers Interest

Green Bay figures to add a quarterback to the mix with the expected departure of free agent Matt Flynn. As we've exclusively reported, the Packers held formal interviews with at least a couple of quarterbacks, and this player is on their radar, too, we've learned.

NFL Free Agency: Stevie Johnson signs five-year deal to stay with Buffalo Bills

The Browns search for a free agent wide receiver is suffering greatly in the lead-up to free agency. DeSean Jackson was franchised last week and according to Adam Schefter and ProFootballTalk Bills receiver Stevie Johnson won’t be available either signing for five years and $36.25 million. Per Schefter, the contract guarantees Johnson $19.5 million and calls for Johnson to receive...

Bears expected to go after Vincent Jackson

ESPN’s John Clayton believes the Chicago Bears might make a run at Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson, once free agency kicks off on March 13th. The Bears have been lacking a true number one receiver for a long time, and it’s about time they give quarterback Jay Cutler a true  go to receiver, as an upgrade to their offense.  

Multiple teams reportedly have interest in Chargers WR Vincent Jackson

The San Diego Chargers did not place the franchise tag on WR Vincent Jackson and the veteran receiver will now become a free agent on March 13th. Two teams are already being reported as having interest in the large pass catcher, the Buffalo Bills and the Chicago Bears. It has been a tumultuous two seasons between Vincent Jackson and the San Diego Chargers. Jackson has...

Franchise Deadline Greeted With Silence

As of the 3 p.m. (Central) deadline, there is no news to report regarding center Scott Wells. What we do know is the Packers decided not to use the franchise tag on quarterback Matt Flynn.
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