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A.J. Makes Right Move, Keeps V-Jack

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The "Vincent Jackson deadline" passed without a deal, all but guaranteeing the Pro Bowl receiver will be forced to follow through on his threat to sit out the season. A.J. Smith has been criticized for his hard-line stance on dealing Jackson, but in this instance, he was clearly in the right.

The Union Tribune reports the asking price for Vincent Jackson is a second-round pick in 2011 and a third-round pick in 2012. No teams were willing to meet that price, so Smith held onto Jackson, likely viewing him more as a commodity than a potential contributor at this point. The decision was not popular in the Jackson camp. Agent Neil Schwartz even went public with a statement expressing his...

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