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Redskins Free Agency 2012: Redskins 'Will Do Almost Whatever It Takes' To Acquire Vincent Jackon, According To Report

With Robert Griffin III almost certainly coming to Washington in this April's draft, there's no question that the Redskins will look to upgrade their wide receiver corps in free agency. One target who's long been on the wish list of 'Skins fans is Vincent Jackson of the San Diego Chargers.

The 29-year-old is set to officially become an unrestricted free agent when the league year begins Tuesday at 4 p.m., and according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers may be willing to let him go.

It is believed the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears will be the most aggressive of Jackson’s suitors.

The Chargers’ seeming resignation that Jackson will go somewhere else could be due in part to their having long been aware of a team – thought to be the Redskins – that will do almost whatever it takes to get Jackson.

Now, it's not surprising that these rumors would surface in a year when the Redskins have plenty of cap room to take up with lavish contracts. These rumors always surface whenever the Redskins are involved. But judging by the shocking news of Friday night, it's not hard to imagine that there's something to Acee's report.

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