It seemed like the Vincent Jackson Redskins rumors had died down about a month ago, but that was a month ago. Now, the Redskins face a perilous situation at wide receiver, with Mike Shanahan admitting today that Joey Galloway and Roydell Williams were ahead of third-year players Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas on the depth chart. Suddenly, wide receiver has become even more of a problem area than before.
It's against this backdrop that we bring you a report from NFL.com's Jason La Canfora that the Redskins are still interested in Jackson.
Jackson has yet to sign his one-year restricted free-agent tender and reportedly doesn't intend to do so any time soon, threatening a holdout that could last well into the regular season.
Bringing in a receiver during camp or especially during the season can be tricky, but Jackson does have some familiarity with the Redskins. He worked out extensively with Donovan McNabb this month in Arizona, running routes and catching balls from the new Redskins quarterback, according to sources. The Redskins -- who have a need at receiver -- are quite interested in Jackson, and his workouts with McNabb only enhanced that sentiment.
Shanahan said today that Kelly and Thomas are behind in large part due to injuries in the minicamp sessions rather than their on-field performance. However, a league source is quoted in La Canfora's report saying that Kelly and Thomas haven't impressed this offseason and actually face a "real possibility" of being cut. This, of course, would mean Jackson's skills are much-needed.
The Chargers still have to be willing to deal Jackson, something they haven't been willing to do yet, but if they do relent and look to trade him, the Redskins are potentially an ideal fit.