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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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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

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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

Buccaneers declared WR Vincent Jackson, LB Bruce Carter, T Demar Dotson, QB Ryan Griffin, DE George Johnson, TE Brandon Myers and DT Akeem Spence inactive for Week 15 against the Rams.

Jackson was ruled out earlier this week and may miss the rest of the season. His absence will open up more targets for Mike Evans. Lavonte David (ankle), Logan Mankins (ankle), Gerald McCoy (hand) and Jacquies Smith (hamstring) are all active.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 07:07:00 PM

Vincent Jackson (knee) is out for Week 15 against the Rams.

He didn't practice this week and never had a realistic chance of playing. In all likelihood, Jackson's season is over. Mike Evans should be a target monster in his absence. Adam Humphries and Donteea Dye will also see added reps, though neither is worth adding in fantasy.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 02:33:00 PM

Vincent Jackson (knee) isn't practicing Tuesday, and the Tampa Bay Times fully expects him to miss Thursday's game against the Rams.

It's quite possible V-Jax has played his final snap of the season. The Bucs will mix and match with Adam Humphries and Donteea Dye behind Mike Evans.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 02:19:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Vincent Jackson will miss "several games" with a sprained MCL.

RapSheet indicated Jackson is likely done for the regular season. The Bucs still have (very, very) slim playoff hopes. When Jackson missed three games earlier this year, Mike Evans recorded target totals of 9, 19, and 13. Austin Seferian-Jenkins' fantasy outlook is also upgraded in Jackson's absence. The Bucs will turn to Adam Humphries and Donteea Dye as complementary receivers.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 05:34:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman reports Vincent Jackson (knee) is not dealing with a long-term injury.

Jackson left the Week 14 loss to the Saints in the second quarter and never returned. Even if it is not a long-term injury, it is concerning Jackson was not able to return to a competitive game. He is still extremely questionable for Thursday night. Jackson missed three games with a knee injury earlier this season.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 11:55:00 AM

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