EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Just making sure you heard the news. The Minnesota Vikings did not acquire San Diego Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson before the 4 p.m. ET deadline, all but ending their pursuit of the Pro Bowler. If they trade for him now, Jackson would not be eligible to play until Week 7.
It appears this deal was scuttled by Chargers general manager A.J. Smith. One of Jackson's agents, Jonathan Feinsod, told my AFC West colleague Bill Williamson that Smith is the "Lord of no Rings."
More to come in a bit.