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He had to catch a ride to the game with quarterback Philip Rivers. Jackson drew a 15-yard penalty for kicking the red challenge flag thrown onto the field by Jets coach Rex Ryan, one of three personal fouls called against the Chargers during the embarrassing 17-14 loss.

Last month, while Jackson was still within his three-game DUI suspension, the league and union brokered a deal under which the player could be traded and have six games worth of suspensions reduced to two.

The window for trading Jackson came and went without the Chargers moving him. Schwartz said he had deals in place with several teams but that the Chargers were asking for “wholly unreasonable” compensation for another team to acquire Jackson.

Schwartz said another GM told him that Smith seemed to be “squatting” on Jackson.

Smith didn’t return calls seeking comment.