Dec. 4, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end (80) Martellus Bennett against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Speculation Round-Up: Vincent Jackson, Martellus Bennett, Pierre Garcon

A quick speculation round-up to brighten this dreary (for many of us) winter day…

Carl Nicks will almost surely not be a free agent target for the Vikings. He definitely won’t if the Saints franchise tag him. And the Saints might very well franchise tag him. And Mr. Nicks is not happy about this.

And now more Vincent Jackson speculation. The Redskins are now being mentioned as a landing spot for the free agent receiver. It makes sense especially if they trade up and draft Robert Griffin III. Young QBs need receiving targets the same as old QBs. Paging Mr. Spielman…

If the Vikings don’t bring back Visanthe Shiancoe, how about they bring in Martellus Bennett? He backed up the original Jason Witten in Dallas, now he could back up the new Jason Witten aka Kyle Rudolph. Okay I realize he’s a bit of a headcase but he’s a better blocker than Shank and he can catch if you need him to.

Peter King says Pierre Garcon turned down the Colts’ contract offer because he wants to see where Peyton Manning ends up first. Peyton ain’t coming to Minnesota so I guess that means Pierre ain’t either.

Mayock Section

Mike Mayock thinks Janoris “Baby Daddy” Jenkins is a first round talent. Character issues could force Jenkins out of the first round though. Which would give the Vikings a chance to draft him. If they don’t mind taking a chance on a guy who has more red flags than a May Day parade.

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