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Chargers WR Vincent Jackson Expects To Miss Monday Night Opener Against Chiefs

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The Chargers are in a bit of trouble with a couple of their younger -- and very good -- players. Left tackle Marcus McNeill, a restricted free agent, has yet to sign his tender and reportedly is willing to hold out into the season absent a long-term contract. Likewise, receiver Vincent Jackson is a restricted free agent, with an unsigned tender, who is reportedly willing to sit out the season if he doesn't get a new contract.

Except with Jackson, he's also bracing for a suspension of the four-game variety, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

Florio reports that "a team with interest in Jackson has learned that he's expecting a four-game suspension from the league office."

Jackson, like Jared Allen, has two DUIs on his record. Allen received a four-game suspension that was later reduced to two games.

Even if Jackson gets the same treatment as Allen, he'll miss week one against the Chiefs which, for Kansas City, is very good news considering he's far and away their best receiver on a pass-happy offense.