Chargers could franchise Jackson again

INDIANAPOLIS _ The San Diego Chargers don't sound like they're prepared to let Vincent Jackson walk out the door without a fight.

The wide receiver could get the franchise tag for a second time, Chargers GM A.J. Smith told Sirius XM NFL Radio here at the Combine.

Franchising Jackson would cost the Chargers $13.7 million, so obviously the team would prefer to work out some sort of long term deal to make keeping Jackson more cap friendly.

“We have the ability to franchise him although that figure is high,” Smith said. “I don’t particularly like the option because we have different plans and that’s a big (cap) hit. But we’d love to have him back.”

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