The exploratory talks the Patriots had about trading for Chargers wideout Vincent Jackson never heated up at all, a source tells me.
A combination of factors kept it from getting serious but, according to a source, the biggest obstacle is Jackson's rap sheet.
Jackson's been twice picked up for DUI since 2006. The most recent one, which came in February, resulted in a three-game suspension.
According to the source, the Braylon Edwards arrest last month made several teams re-evaluate their interest in Jackson.
The Seahawks, Redskins, Rams and Vikings were all sniffing around Jackson to different degrees. But after the Edwards arrest, owners for two of the franchises backed away, not wanting to deal with the fallout of adding a player with a checkered past in light of the league's recent focus on personal conduct issues.