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Vincent Jackson | Wide Receiver | #83

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
College: Northern Colorado
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (61) / SD
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Vincent Jackson caught 3-of-6 targets for 37 yards in Tampa's Week 3 loss to the Rams.
V-Jax mixed in a defensive pass interference, but was ultimately invisible for the third straight game. One of his missed connections was a drop at the Rams' nine-yard line. Jackson now has 99 yards on the season. He's been passed in importance by Adam Humphries. With V-Jax's struggles coming on the heels of an underwhelming 2015, he's not a must hold in 12-team leagues. Sep 25 - 8:38 PM

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Vincent Jackson insists he's still playing at a high level.

Jackson has been targeted 16 times, but turned it into just six catches for 62 yards. "Come out and watch practice,'' Jackson said Thursday. "What you see on Sunday sometimes doesn’t always translate to what’s reality, you know what I mean? I feel great. ... Our coaches have all the confidence in me, obviously, my teammates do as well." The fact that Jackson had to make the comments at all obviously isn't a good sign. In the middle of his age-33 campaign, Jackson is just a WR4/5.
Sep 22 - 3:09 PM

Vincent Jackson caught 4-of-9 targets for 44 yards in Tampa's Week 2 loss to the Cardinals.

Most of V-Jax's targets came with the game well out of hand in the second half. V-Jax has secured just 6-of-16 balls through two games, producing 62 scoreless yards. He's a distant No. 2 behind Mike Evans on the depth chart.
Sep 18 - 7:54 PM

Vincent Jackson caught 2-of-7 targets for 18 yards in the Bucs' Week 1 win over the Falcons.

It was an inefficient game from an aging receiver who has struggled with efficiency several years running. In fairness to Jackson, he wound up spending more time in Desmond Trufant's coverage than Mike Evans did. With Evans almost certainly headed for Patrick Peterson treatment in Week 2, Jackson should have a better game next Sunday against Cardinals rookie CB Brandon Williams.
Sep 11 - 5:00 PM

Vincent Jackson caught 4-of-9 targets for 78 yards in the Bucs' third preseason game.

Jackson was Jameis Winston's favorite target early in this one, and led the team with his nine looks. V-Jax's 2015 season was derailed by a lingering knee injury. He's another year older at 33, but if Jackson can stay healthy, he's in a great role as the clear No. 2 option in what looks like an offense ready to take the next step while playing more up-tempo. Jackson is a sneaky WR3.
Aug 26 - 10:54 PM

Sports Talk Florida's Roy Cummings believes Vincent Jackson could see more time in the slot this season.

Cummings thinks Jackson could be forced to the slot if the Bucs like what they see from Kenny Bell on the outside. Jackson has played out of the slot fairly regularly throughout his career and ran almost a quarter of his routes from inside last year, per PFF. He has only managed five touchdowns in the last two seasons, but Jackson is a solid bet for 100 targets if he stays healthy.
Jul 12 - 10:37 AM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said at Wednesday's NFL Coaches Breakfast that he doesn't believe Vincent Jackson is "anywhere close to being done."

V-Jax turned 33 in January and missed six games to injury in 2015. His efficiency improved from 2014, however, averaging 8.76 yards per target after managing a 7.06 clip the season before and 7.65 in 2013. Jackson has some gas left in the tank, but he is a complementary player at this stage of his career. Jackson's 2015 per-game target average of 6.20 was dwarfed by Mike Evans' 9.87.
Mar 23 - 7:48 AM

The Bucs are fully expected to bring back Vincent Jackson.

A poor free agent wide receiver market can't hurt V-Jax's case to stay in Tampa Bay, where he is owed a $9.78 million base salary, all of which would come off the salary cap books were Jackson released. The Bucs are flush with cap space already, however, and they're very unlikely to find a better option across from Mike Evans this offseason. Jackson turned 33 last month.
Feb 12 - 9:30 AM

Pewter Report’s Scott Reynolds doesn’t expect the Bucs to ask Vincent Jackson for a pay cut.

Jackson played only 10 games this season and costs $12.2 million against the salary cap in the final year of his deal. He’s expected to stay with the Bucs despite the cap hit. Jackson averaged 54 YPG when healthy and should remain effective through his age-33 season. Keeping Jackson is an easy decision in a weak free-agent class.
Jan 29 - 8:04 PM

Bucs placed WR Vincent Jackson on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

Jackson first injured his knee in Week 7 and missed the next three games before returning for four. Fourteen snaps into Week 14, Jackson went down again and hasn't played since. Across 10 games this season, Jackson amassed a 33-543-3 line on 57 targets. Dude to count $12.2 million against the cap in the final year of his deal next season, Jackson may not be back in Tampa.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 12:21:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman would be "surprised" if Vincent Jackson returned to the Bucs at his current 2016 salary.

Jackson is set to earn $9.777 million with a cap hit of $12.2 million in the final year of his five-year deal. Jackson could agree to a restructuring which kicks some of that cap hit down the road or, more likely, a pay reduction which gives him some guaranteed money next season. Jackson has scored just five touchdowns the last two seasons combined and was limited to 10 games this year, but he remains an effective big-play receiver. Without much talent outside of Mike Evans in the receiver corps, Tampa should try to keep the veteran receiver. Jackson turns 33 in January.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:55:00 PM

Buccaneers declared WR Vincent Jackson, DE Kourtnei Brown, SS Chris Conte, QB Ryan Griffin, RB Mike James, TE Brandon Myers and WR Evan Spencer inactive for Week 16 against the Bears.

V-Jax (knee) was ruled out earlier this week. Bruce Carter (ankle), George Johnson (calf), Logan Mankins (knee) and Gerald McCoy (hand) are all active.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 11:59:00 AM

Vincent Jackson (knee) has been ruled out for Week 16.

As expected. V-Jax's season is believed to be over.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 03:45:00 PM

Vincent Jackson (knee) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Jackson sprained his MCL in Week 14 and is expected to miss the final two games of the season after sitting out last week's loss the Rams. Mike Evans piled up the targets in Week 15, while Donteea Dye and slot WR Adam Humphries are playing increased snaps, but not enough to produce.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 01:57:00 PM

Vincent Jackson (knee) remained sidelined at Tuesday's practice.

Jackson hasn't practiced since spraining his MCL against the Saints in Week 14. With Tampa Bay officially eliminated from the postseason, there's no reason for Jackson to play again this season. Mike Evans saw 17 targets in his absence last week and should be in for another monster workload Sunday against Chicago.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jameis Winston
2Mike Glennon
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Peyton Barber
4Jacquizz Rodgers
GLB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3RB1Charles Sims
2Doug Martin
FB1Alan Cross
WR11Mike Evans
2Russell Shepard
3Louis Murphy
WR21Vincent Jackson
2Adam Humphries
3Cecil Shorts
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1Cameron Brate
2Luke Stocker
3Brandon Myers
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Kevin Pamphile
2J.R. Sweezy
C1Joe Hawley
2Evan Dietrich-Smith
RG1Ali Marpet
2Caleb Benenoch
RT1Demar Dotson
2Gosder Cherilus
K1Roberto Aguayo