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NFL Trade Deadline: Falcons Fans Still Want Vincent Jackson?

After a flurry of rumors and speculation this summer, Vincent Jackson talk has mostly died down around here. Mike Smith saying the team isn’t looking for receiver help will tend to have that effect.

Jackson wants $9 million per year, last we heard, though his expectations must be starting to square with reality by now. Plus with Antonio Gates’ injury, the Chargers need to cling to every receiver they have. I’d like to see the Falcons get younger at receiver by next summer; taking on a 27-year-old with a suspension history

And he’s kind of a head case, or so we hear.

Yes, I’m just trying to talk myself out of how excited I’d be if Jackson somehow joined the Falcons in a very reasonable trade and at a salary somewhat lower than Roddy White’s. Jackson has the talent to be one of the league’s five best receivers.

Still, there’s no way this trade is happening.

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