On the day receiver Malcom Floyd signed his one-year tender, ending what was essentially an offseason holdout, the team sent letters to receiver Vincent Jackson and left tackle Marcus McNeill informing them their 2010 salaries will be drastically cut if they don’t sign their tenders before June 15.
General Manager A.J. Smith confirmed the letters were sent to the two Pro Bowlers but would not elaborate.
However, sources said agents for both players recently informed the Chargers that if the letters were sent the team would not see Jackson or McNeill for “some time.”
What “some time” means is up for interpretation, but sources familiar with the thinking of McNeill and Jackson said the players are prepared to sit out into the season and even through 2010.