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Vincent Jackson | Wide Receiver

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
College: Northern Colorado
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The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud reports the Bucs have made the decision to keep Vincent Jackson at his $12.2 million cap number for 2015.
GM Jason Licht said as much at the Combine, but it appears to be officially official now. Jackson just turned 32 last month and is coming off his third-straight 1,000-yard season in Tampa Bay. He'll stick around to continue to mentor Mike Evans, giving the incoming rookie quarterback two monster targets to throw to on the outside. Jackson has two years left on his $55.555 million deal. Mar 1 - 9:16 AM

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Profootballtalk reports the Bucs have not approached Vincent Jackson about a pay cut.

The Bucs are expected to keep Jackson despite his $12.2 million cap hit. Jackson turned 32 this offseason and managed just two touchdowns in 2014, but remains one of the league's better deep threats. Bucs GM Jason Licht said at the Combine that Jackson will "absolutely" return next season.
Feb 27 - 8:25 PM

Bucs GM Jason Licht stated at the Combine that Vincent Jackson will stay with the team in 2015.

The Buccaneers are rebuilding and Jackson is 32 with a $9.78 million salary. It was natural to guess the Bucs might consider parting ways. Instead, Licht stated V-Jax will "absolutely" stay in Tampa Bay. The sides still plan to meet in Indianapolis. Jackson may still be asked to restructure, perhaps by converting some of his salary into incentives he can earn back via performance.
Feb 18 - 2:57 PM

Based on conversations with multiple NFL executives, Bleacher Report's Jason Cole expects the Buccaneers to ask Vincent Jackson to take a pay cut.

Cole foresees a potential "glut" of wideouts either restructuring or hitting the free agent market, including V-Jax, Percy Harvin, Mike Wallace, and Brandon Marshall. Jackson turned 32 years old last month and is owed a $9.8 million base salary. If he doesn't accept a pay cut, he could be released.
Feb 12 - 1:19 PM

Vincent Jackson was forced from the Bucs' Week 17 game against the Saints with a groin injury.

V-Jax went down midway through the first quarter, and did not return. V-Jax had one catch for 11 yards, bringing his season line to an uninspiring 70/1,002/2. Jackson has now cleared 1,000 yards in each of his three years as a Buc, but watched his touchdown totals fall from eight to seven to two. Two weeks shy of his 32nd birthday, V-Jax is now clearly behind Mike Evans on the depth chart. V-Jax remains one of the league's best pure deep threats, but his days of no doubt WR1/2 status in fantasy are over. Jackson is due a hefty $9.777 million in 2015, but should remain in Tampa.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 01:33:00 PM

Vincent Jackson caught three passes for 60 yards in Week 16 against the Packers.

Jackson saw six targets, behind only Mike Evans. His highlight was a 40-yard back-shoulder catch in second quarter. Jackson will take a 69/991/2 line into Week 17 against the Saints.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:14:00 PM

Vincent Jackson secured six balls for 70 yards in the Buccaneers' Week 15 loss to the Panthers.

He saw ten targets to Mike Evans' eight. The Buccaneers have begun using V-Jax and Evans as basically co-No. 1 receivers, which has helped Jackson's target totals the past few weeks. In a possible shootout versus Green Bay in Week 16, Jackson will be a quality WR3 game in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Vincent Jackson caught 10-of-17 targets for 159 yards Week 14 against the Lions.

It was a nice bounce-back for Jackson after a two catch performance in Week 13. Under pressure all game, Josh McCown routinely just threw the ball up to Jackson, and Jackson rewarded him by making several big plays. Jackson still has plenty of gas left in the tank, but is a WR3 in the Bucs' struggling offense.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 05:15:00 PM

Vincent Jackson secured 2-of-4 targets for 24 yards in the Bucs' Week 13 loss to Cincinnati.

Jackson showed last week (5-117) that he has gas left in the tank, but his role has begun to dwindle in Tampa's offense, with Mike Evans taking over as the No. 1 receiver. V-Jax will be a fringe WR3 against Detroit in Week 14.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Vincent Jackson caught 5-of-9 targets for 117 yards Week 12 against the Bears.

Jackson saw two fewer targets than Mike Evans, but made two huge catches to convert on third and long and appeared to be Josh McCown's target of choice when he got into trouble. Despite Evans' emergence over the last several weeks, Jackson is not going anywhere. He will be on the WR2 radar the rest of the season.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:07:00 PM

Vincent Jackson caught three passes for 43 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Redskins.

Jackson was the No. 2 option behind Mike Evans, who finished with a 7/209/2 line. He hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 4 and is going to continue to lose red-zone looks to Evans. Jackson will be on the WR2 radar in Week 12 for a matchup against the Bears' bottom-five pass defense.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 05:36:00 PM

Vincent Jackson caught eight passes for 75 yards in the Bucs' Week 10 loss to the Falcons.

Jackson was targeted a game-high 13 times, but continues to not reel in as many passes as we'd like considering his high target total. The knee issue that had him questionable wasn't a problem. Jackson isn't getting the end-zone looks, with those going to Mike Evans, who has five scores the past five games. Jackson will be on the WR2 radar against Washington next week.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Vincent Jackson (knee) is active for Week 10 against the Falcons.

As expected. Jackson slots in as a mid-range WR2 in a favorable matchup.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 11:38:00 AM

Vincent Jackson (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 10.

V-Jax was upgraded to a full practice on Friday. He's played through numerous questionable tags already this year and will almost certainly start versus Atlanta.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 02:01:00 PM

Vincent Jackson (ribs) returned to Bucs practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Wednesday was just a day of rest for the Bucs' veteran No. 1 receiver. Going up against the Falcons' porous defense, V-Jax is a WR2 for Week 10, even with Josh McCown supplanting Mike Glennon.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 02:05:00 PM