The San Diego Chargers have designated wide receiver Vincent Jackson as their non-exclusive franchise player.
Jackson, who sat out the first 10 games of last season in a bitter contract dispute, can negotiate with other teams. If he receives an offer, the Chargers can either match the other club's offer or receive two first-round draft choices as compensation.
The Chargers and Jackson could also negotiate a long-term contract, although the sides would have to get past last year's bad feelings.
Jackson should be in for a big year as Philip Rivers' #1 wide out and San Diego is a great landing spot for Jackson from a fantasy perspective. He is falling in early 2011 drafts simply because of his lack of total fantasy points in 2010 due to only playing 4 games. In those 4 games he caught 14 balls for 248 yards and 3 TDs.