By letting a deadline pass Monday night, Chargers offensive stars Vincent Jackson and Marcus McNeill forfeited more than $2.5 million each and signaled to the team that it will be without their services for a long time.
As in, see you around the holidays.
The Chargers have almost exactly three months until they open the season Sept. 13 in Kansas City, but with the clock striking midnight Monday without Jackson and McNeill under contract, the opener might as well be tomorrow as far as the two Pro Bowlers are concerned.
There is still an opportunity for Vincent Jackson to sign a deal despite the Monday deadline. Fantasy GMs should monitor this situation closely.