Minnesota Vikings May Release Tarvaris Jackson

With Brett Favre retiring (well, maybe), the search is on for the next starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings.

Before Brad Childress dragged Favre out of retirement, some thought Tarvaris Jackson would be the quarterback of the future for the Vikings. Now, they refuse to even sign him to a free-agent tender.

So, Minnesota and Jackson are expected to part ways. Unless they choose to draft a quarterback or (once a new collective bargaining agreement is in place) they obtain one through trade or free agency, the Vikings appear to be stuck with Joe Webb under center.

Speaking of the Collective Bargaining Agreement...

ESPN's Adam Schefter said on SportsCenter that we shouldn't expect a new CBA to be in place before tonight's 10:59 p.m. CST deadline.

The best case scenario is for the NFL and NFLPA to decide that enough progress has been made in negotiations to allow for an extension to the deadline.

Showing up to mediation on behalf of the players' union is Drew Brees, who is a member of the executive committee. He did lead the New Orleans Saints to a Super Bowl victory; maybe he can lead the NFL to labor peace.

But like I stated, don't expect a Hail Mary pass to result in a touchdown tonight. The best we can hope for is a defensive penalty to give the offense another chance.

In Other NFL News...

The Green Bay Packers' A.J. Hawk and the Houston Texans' Owen Daniels have been re-signed by their respective teams to new deals.

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