The Seattle Seahawks continued to talk to Vincent Jackson’s representatives on Saturday, but “the price was too high,” according to a source familiar with the dealings.
That is, the price Jackson was asking was still too high.
I don’t know exactly what that price is, but Clark Judge from CBSSports.com talked to one NFC general manager who indicated it was darn near the price reported two weeks ago that was a week later disputed by one of Jackson’s agents.
Judge cites the unnamed G.M. saying the Chargers started by asking for the same thing they’d essentially been asking for all offseason — first-round and third-round picks — but that price dropped to “almost anything.”
The Chargers placed a first-and-third tender on Jackson back in March. That gave Jackson a $3.268 million one-year deal with the Chargers and the right to negotiate with other teams. Had another team signed Jackson, it would have also had to give the Chargers those two draft picks (or another negotiated price).
That did not happen, and Jackson and left tackle Marcus McNeill, also unhappy with his contract status, had their tenders reduced on June 15 by more than $2.5 million. Both are believed to be willing to sit out the season.