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San Diego wanted too much compensation for him:

Trade talks over Vincent Jackson are dead between the San Diego Chargers and an unnamed team after agents for the holdout wide receiver agreed on terms for a new contract with the unnamed team, a league source told ESPN.com.

The agents for Pro Bowler Jackson and the unnamed team agreed to terms on a contract Saturday after the team was given permission by San Diego to talk to Jackson, according to the source.

Talks ended after the Chargers and the unnamed team reached an impasse over trade compensation, according to the source. The exact compensation package San Diego is seeking is unknown, but the team does believe Jackson is a valuable player, so it's no surprise they want a lot in return for him.

San Diego's trade demands could decrease as Jackson's holdout continues or the Chargers' could let him sit out the season. Jackson has said he is prepared to sit out the entire season.

Jackson held out all of training camp and the preseason, seeking a five-year contract worth $50 million, with $30 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton. San Diego is balking at giving him a new deal.

Jackson was deemed a restricted free agent due to the lack of a collective bargaining agreement in 2011. If he doesn't play in the final six games of the year, Jackson will not accrue a year toward free agency. In that case, if there is no lockout in 2011, he'll still be a restricted free agent when the 2010 season ends.

Jackson faces a three-game suspension from the NFL after two drunken driving arrests and then must sit three more games because San Diego placed him on the roster exempt list. If he is traded, the NFL Players' Association will probably try to get Jackson off the exempt list and get him on the field after his NFL suspension is served.

In August, San Diego gave Seattle permission to talk to Jackson, but the Seahawks could not come to an agreement with the receiver.

I wonder who the team was he WAS going to be traded to is. Plus it seems that the NFLPA was going to try and have him removed from the exempt list thus removing his additional 3 game suspension.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5536612

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Jesus why oh why would you want to go to the Rams isn't that a team you go to at the end of it all there going nowhere for a few years in my mind VJ should be looking at going to a contender the Rams please Seattle please you may aswell say your carreer is buried and your just waiting for someone to put the dirt over your coffin.VJ is in his prime now he's probably got 3-4 seasons of goodness left.Him and his agent seriously should look to go to a up and coming team.

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While I would love to have VJ's talent here, I have to say after watching a few interviews I thought he sounded like he was all about the money. I know this sounds stupid but does anyone else get the feeling that he may not blend with the team mentality the Smitty has with out guys now?? Just wondering.

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I don't get how he can agree to a new contract with another team when he's under a current one with his current team without involving his current team in the trade talks first.

Easy - the asking team gets permission to speak with the player's agent - then once a deal is hammered out between the player and interested team - the asking team then goes into trade negotiations with the player's original team - that way the receiving team is ensuring they are getting a player for the long term - especially seeing as how VJ would be a unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

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Jesus why oh why would you want to go to the Rams isn't that a team you go to at the end of it all there going nowhere for a few years in my mind VJ should be looking at going to a contender the Rams please Seattle please you may aswell say your carreer is buried and your just waiting for someone to put the dirt over your coffin.VJ is in his prime now he's probably got 3-4 seasons of goodness left.Him and his agent seriously should look to go to a up and coming team.

not really.

say Bradford is the next great QB like some think.

they also have Steven Jackson on the RB spot

they have first round picks on the line.

Donnie Avery comes back next season.

It is a QB league, and really not much separates the Rams of 2010 from the Falcons of 08.

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I don't get how he can agree to a new contract with another team when he's under a current one with his current team without involving his current team in the trade talks first.

Well Ok, here is the thing. He's not under contract. He has a tender offer on the table.

San Diego gives mystery team permission to talk to VJ, and they agree in principle deal. Then the mystery team discusses what is wanted in the trade.

It's a pretty simple process, but it might take a while for a team to be willing to make the deal and give up the picks.

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While I would love to have VJ's talent here, I have to say after watching a few interviews I thought he sounded like he was all about the money. I know this sounds stupid but does anyone else get the feeling that he may not blend with the team mentality the Smitty has with out guys now?? Just wondering.

Much like Foxworth when he was with us. Anytime he was asked about making a play or what he was thinking when he did his answer ALWAYS had to do with him getting paid more money. I can't stand players like that.

Then you have the Michael Turner's of the world that shut up and do the job and get rewarded after putting in their time.

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Jesus why oh why would you want to go to the Rams isn't that a team you go to at the end of it all there going nowhere for a few years in my mind VJ should be looking at going to a contender the Rams please Seattle please you may aswell say your carreer is buried and your just waiting for someone to put the dirt over your coffin.VJ is in his prime now he's probably got 3-4 seasons of goodness left.Him and his agent seriously should look to go to a up and coming team.

VJ is financially driven. If he wanted to play for a contender he would stay in SD.

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