Speculation: Bears and Vikings in a race to sign Vincent Jackson?

The Minnesota Vikings failed to trade for Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson last season, but they won't have to make a trade if they want him now. San Diego didn't franchise tag Jackson, so he'll hit the free-agent market next week. The Vikings and Bears could be major players in the Jackson sweepstakes.
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The Minnesota Vikings failed to trade for Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson last season, but they won't have to make a trade if they want him now. San Diego didn't franchise tag Jackson, so he'll hit the free-agent market next week. The Vikings and Bears could be major players in the Jackson sweepstakes.

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