Jackson ends holdout, returning to Chargers

Written by Chris Kolb

Topics: San Diego Chargers

The drama that has enveloped San Diego this season with Vincent Jackson’s refusal to accept the one-year tender offered by the Chargers, is finally coming to a close, as Jackson has reportedly told the team that he’ll be signing his contract next week.

Jackson held out this year in the hopes of drumming up a major extension or a trade to a different team that would provide one. But after general manager A.J. Smith set an extremely prohibitive asking price for clubs interested in acquring him, Jackson was left with a single recourse to accrue the necessary service time to guarantee his free agent status next year.

In the midst of their heated dispute prior to the start of the season, the Chargers placed Jackson on the roster exempt list, tacking on an additional three game suspension to the four games he was already slated to serve, as a result of his multiple DUI arrests.

Jackson was allowed to have his missed time earlier in the season count towards the league mandated suspension, but he will have to sit out at least three games upon his return next week. Jackson is tentively scheduled to make his on the field debut against the Colts in week 12.

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