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What's next for Vincent Jackson?

What do I make of the fact that San Diego Chargers gave permission to an unnamed team to talk about a contract with Vincent Jackson but then didn’t come to a trade accord?

It’s all part of the process.

The Chargers are in no hurry to deal Jackson. Sometimes, I get the feelings that they aren’t sure they want to even trade him.

The Chargers don’t want to give Jackson what he wants just for the sake of doing it. I could see San Diego eventually accepting a trade offer for Jackson. I could also see San Diego general manager A.J. Smith calling Jackson’s bluff and letting him sit out all season and then leave as a free agent next year. Then, the Chargers would likely get a third-round compensatory pick in 2012 for Jackson.

But until the Chargers accept trade compensation, Jackson is going to remain sidelined. And you have to wonder if the Chargers care or not at this point.

Thus, the stalemate continues.