Neil Schwartz client Vincent Jackson, a San Diego wide receiver, is prepared to sit out games this season. The announcement was made by Kevin Acee.
“Receiver Vincent Jackson and left tackle Marcus McNeill want long-term deals and don’t want to risk injury while waiting for them,” wrote Acee in the SD Union-Tribure. “General Manager A.J. Smith and the Chargers are not doing long-term deals while the NFL’s labor situation is uncertain. And so, the sit-outs have reached a new level of direness.Jackson and McNeill, both restricted free agents, are not going to sign their tenders Monday. So say several sources familiar with the thinking of the players and their agents. The Chargers, as of Tuesday, will lower Jackson’s and McNeill’s 2010 salaries to 110 percent of their ’09 pay. That would mean a forfeiture of about $2.5 million each.”
Jackson and McNeill (represented by Alvin Keels), are prepared to sit out the first 10 games of the season. The reason players never threaten to sit out the entire season is because you need six games for a season to count towards your pension.