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Vincent Jackson | Wide Receiver | #83

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
College: Northern Colorado
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (61) / LAC
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Free agent Vincent Jackson said he's "being patient" as he looks for his next landing spot.
"I’m just going to wait until the right opportunity presents itself," said V-Jax last week in an interview with WDAE Tampa Bay. "I’m assuming it may be later this spring/early summer when people can kind of evaluate their roster, get through the draft, and know exactly what they need and what the value is." Jackson hasn't drawn a lick of interest on the open market. Regardless of where he ends up, Jackson is no longer an impact player in real life or in fantasy. Apr 16 - 12:16 PM

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Free agent Vincent Jackson hopes to re-sign with the Bucs.

Jackson wants to continue playing, but hasn't had any interest to this point. With Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson locked in outside, it's possible the Bucs bring him back to compete for slot reps with Adam Humphries. Jackson has been in decline the past few seasons and is coming off ACL surgery, but shouldn't cost more than the veteran minimum.
Apr 15 - 2:27 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports free agent Vincent Jackson will continue his playing career.

Coming off a season-ending knee injury, Jackson turned 34 in January. Even before getting hurt, his play fell off a cliff in recent years, so it's unclear if he even has much left in the tank. But Jackson sounds like he hopes to get another chance, unlike Roddy White did last year. Jackson will almost certainly have to settle for a one-year deal for a couple million bucks.
Mar 3 - 9:44 AM

ESPN's Jenna Laine reports there's a "possibility" free agent Vincent Jackson retires.

Speaking Wednesday, coach Dirk Koetter intimated the team was moving on from the 34 year old. Jackson was a successful free agent signing in Tampa, but has really slowed down the past few seasons. He's also coming off an ACL injury.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 2 - 5:04 PM

Coach Dirk Koetter said the Bucs have "had talks" with free agent Vincent Jackson about returning for another season.

At 34 years old, it's unclear what Jackson's plans are for 2017. He's coming off an ACL injury and hasn't been effective for a couple years now, so it's possible he's considering retirement. If he does opt to continue his playing career, Jackson shouldn't command much in terms of guaranteed money.
Mar 1 - 10:32 AM

Vincent Jackson (knee, IR) has been ruled out for the season.

The good news is Jackson didn't suffer a torn ACL as previously reported. His knee injury is still serious enough that he won't be returning. In the final year of his deal, Jackson has likely played his last game with the Bucs and is a candidate to retire. Charles Sims will be Tampa's IR/recall player.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said the team is not sure Vincent Jackson (IR) completely tore his ACL.

Koetter said Jackson will have another MRI soon. Good news could mean Jackson would return this year, but Charles Sims is also a candidate for the return spot. The Bucs are very thin behind Mike Evans, with Cecil Shorts expected to start this week in Jackson's place. Russell Shepard, Donteea Dye, and Louis Murphy (knee, PUP) will likely see snaps as well in the coming weeks.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 10:40:00 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Bucs have yet to "definitively" diagnose Vincent Jackson's (injured reserve) ACL injury as a tear.

Jackson apparently needs further testing. In theory, he could get news that allows him to return after eight weeks, but we wouldn't bet on it. The Bucs are woefully thin at wideout behind Mike Evans.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 07:22:00 PM

Bucs placed WR Vincent Jackson on injured reserve with a torn left ACL, ending his season.

Jackson suffered the injury in Tampa's Week 5 Monday night win over the Panthers, but didn't realize he was injured until after the game. It ends an inglorious year for the 33-year-old wideout, and likely his Bucs tenure. Signed to a five-year, $55.5 million deal in 2012, Jackson was the rare free agent who kept playing at a high level, but has seen his production fall off each of the past three years. He turns 34 in January, and will be damaged goods in free agency. The Bucs will move forward with slot man Adam Humphries as their No. 2 receiver. It's not a good situation.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Jackson on the shelf, Mike Evans and Cameron Brate are both very intriguing targets. SF ranks dead last in DVOA against #1 WRs, and Evans was already a strong play, so he's an even stronger target at this point. Adam Humphries should pick up most of the slack at WR, but Brate is the more appealing DFS option.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 05:10:00 PM

Vincent Jackson suffered a knee injury Week 5 against the Panthers.

The Bucs were on bye last week, and Jackson was still not able to practice on Monday. It is possible this injury keeps him out a game or two. The Bucs have zero depth behind Mike Evans. Adam Humphries would likely see more targets if Jackson is forced to miss time. Jackson was limited to 10 games last season because of a pair of knee injuries.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 10:56:00 AM

Vincent Jackson caught 3-of-5 targets for 36 yards in the Bucs' Week 5 win over the Panthers.

This has become the new normal for Jackson. He's yet to top four catches or 44 yards in any game this season. Mike Evans is dominating the looks outside. Jackson has become waiver-wire fodder in 12-team leagues.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 12:24:00 AM

Vincent Jackson caught 3-of-5 passes for 38 yards in the Bucs' Week 4 loss to the Broncos.

V-Jax heads into the season's quarter pole having yet to surpass 44 yards. He's on pace for 48/548. A string of brutal matchups has not helped, but Jackson appears to be a shell of his former self. The Panthers' pass defense is in full-on collapse, but Jackson won't be on the Week 5 radar.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 09:20:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 08:38:00 PM

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.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 03:09:00 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.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 07:54:00 PM

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12G.J. Kinne
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14Jerrod Johnson
15Brad Sorensen
16Seth Lobato
17Tim Tebow
18Dan LeFevour
19Jay Cutler
20Matt Blanchard
21Pat Devlin
22McLeod Bethel-Thompson
23Marquise Williams
24Max Wittek
25Joe Licata
26Sean Renfree
27Dylan Thompson
28Cody Fajardo
29Shane Carden
30Griffin Neal
31Zach Mettenberger
32R.J. Archer
33Austin Trainor
34Chase Rettig
35Jerry Lovelocke
36Chandler Harnish
37Keith Wenning
38Jake Waters
39Josh Woodrum
40Dalyn Williams
RB1Christine Michael
2Joseph Randle
3James Starks
4John Crockett
5Rashad Jennings
6Joique Bell
7Alonzo Harris
8Karlos Williams
9Jhurell Pressley
10Dominique Williams
11LaMichael James
12Khiry Robinson
13Toby Gerhart
14Anthony Dixon
15DuJuan Harris
16Darrin Reaves
17Josh Harris
18Brandon Ross
19Zac Stacy
20Stevan Ridley
21Brandon Burks
22Michael Dyer
23Glenn Winston
24Keshawn Hill
25LaVance Taylor
26Brandon Brown-Dukes
27Jahwan Edwards
28Ross Scheuerman
29Kenneth Harper
30Jawon Chisholm
31Zac Brooks
32Jerome Smith
33Isaiah Pead
34Dan Herron
35Daryl Richardson
36Jeremy Stewart
37Tyler Gaffney
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
2James Starks
3Rashad Jennings
FB1Andrew Bonnet
2Joe Don Duncan
3Ryan Mueller
4Henry Hynoski
5Erik Lorig
6Will Johnson
7Emil Igwenagu
8Jorvorskie Lane
9Brandon Cottom
10James Casey
11Paul Lasike
12Blake Renaud
13John Conner
14Devon Johnson
15Alstevis Squirewell
16Zach Boren
17Kiero Small
18J.C. Copeland
19Joey Iosefa
20Jordan Campbell
21Brad Smelley
22Nikita Whitlock
23Trey Millard
24Chris Swain
25Will Ratelle
26Patrick Skov
27Sam Bergen
28Sione Houma
29Malcolm Johnson
WR11Marcus Easley
2Jerome Simpson
3Greg Jennings
4Marques Colston
5Dwayne Bowe
6James Jones
7Preston Parker
8Greg Little
9Kris Durham
10Kyle Prater
11Josh Morgan
12Stevie Johnson
13Jacoby Ford
14Eddie Royal
15Hakeem Nicks
16Douglas McNeil
17Tyler Davis
18Greg Salas
19Miles Austin
20Kain Colter
21DeAndre Reaves
22Reggie Dunn
23Armon Binns
24Nick Harwell
25Ben Edwards
26Tevin Jones
27Carlton Mitchell
28Kenny Cook
29Issac Blakeney
30Tevin Reese
31Joshua Stangby
32Jaxon Shipley
33Josh Lenz
34Eric Rogers
35Ricky Collins
36Andrew Turzilli
37Zach D'Orazio
38Kenzel Doe
39Jared Dangerfield
40T.J. Graham
41Damaris Johnson
42Damian Williams
43Robert Herron
44Devin Street
45Shaq Evans
46Solomon Patton
47Nate Washington
48Travis Labhart
49Donatella Luckett
50Marlon Moore
51Jarrett Boykin
52Lance Lewis
53Joseph Anderson
54Dennis Parks
55Quinshad Davis
56Rashaun Simonise
57Reece Horn
58Jerome Lane
59Josh Harper
60Rasheed Bailey
61Josh Stewart
62Tyler Murphy
63Marquez Clark
64Chandler Worthy
65Corey Washington
66L'Damian Washington
67Duke Williams
68David Porter
69Richard Mullaney
70DaVaris Daniels
71Tyler McDonald
72Ezell Ruffin
73Jeff Beathard
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2Brian Hartline
3Riley Cooper
4Ace Sanders
5Victor Cruz
6Denarius Moore
7Chris Givens
8Marcus Thigpen
9A.J. Jenkins
10Griff Whalen
11Ryan Whalen
12Joe Morgan
13Austin Pettis
14Ryan Broyles
15Emory Blake
16Kevin Smith
17R.J. Harris
18Jacoby Jones
19Nathan Palmer
20Onterio McCalebb
21Shakim Phillips
22DeVier Posey
23Mike Brown
24Andre Debose
25Tandon Doss
26Mike Williams
27Amir Carlisle
28Valdez Showers
29Reggie Bell
30Milton Williams III
31Chris Harper
32Devante Davis
33Devon Wylie
34Jimmie Hunt
35Jay Lee
36Michael Preston
37Phil Bates
38Isiah Ferguson
39Daniel Rodriguez
40A.J. Cruz
41Antwan Goodley
42Kadron Boone
43Ryan Lankford
44James Butler
45Clyde Gates
46Marcus Harris
47Kashif Moore
48Kenbrell Thompkins
49Saalim Hakim
50Juron Criner
51Stephen Hill
52Durron Neal
53David Glidden
54Kieran Duncan
55Jarvis Turner
56T.J. Thorpe
57Andre Davis
58Demetrius Wilson
59Josh Reese
60DiAndre Campbell
61Trevor Harman
62Tom Nelson
63Leonard Hankerson
64Michael Bennett
65Paul Browning
66Austin Willis
67Trindon Holliday
68Danny Anthrop
69K.J. Maye
70Christion Jones
71Dres Anderson
72Levi Norwood
73Marken Michel
74Ed Williams
75Tony Washington
76Chris King
WR31Riley Cooper
2Victor Cruz
3Marques Colston
4Chris Givens
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Owen Daniels
3Scott Chandler
4Craig Stevens
5Ladarius Green
6Tony Moeaki
7Zach Sudfeld
8Brandon Bostick
9Dante Rosario
10Andrew Quarless
11Matt Spaeth
12Kyle Miller
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14Beau Gardner
15Michael Cooper
16Nic Jacobs
17Bruce Miller
18Chase Ford
19Dominique Jones
20Orson Charles
21Nick Kasa
22Chase Dixon
23Richard Gordon
24Cameron Clear
25Bryce Williams
26Casey Pierce
27Mike McFarland
28Gerald Christian
29Rob Blanchflower
30Jacob Maxwell
31D.J. Williams
32Chase Coffman
33David Paulson
34Justice Cunningham
35Steve Maneri
36Jake Stoneburner
37Gerell Robinson
38Brandon Barden
39Adrien Robinson
40Ryan Taylor
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45Rory Anderson
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47John Peters
48Jay Rome
49Kivon Cartwright
50Braxton Deaver
51M.J. McFarland
52Clayton Echard
53Kevin Greene
54Rob Housler
55Arthur Lynch
56Jordan Thompson
57Dan Light
58Jack Tabb
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8Rob Crisp
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14Micah Hatchie
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20John Weidenaar
21David Hedelin
22Donald Hawkins
23Collin Buchanan
24Cody Booth
25Justin Renfrow
26David Foucault
27Andrew McDonald
28Jordan Swindle
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4Edawn Coughman
5Ryan Seymour
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17Lene Maiava
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19Al Bond
20Chris Watt
21Brian Folkerts
22Matthew Masifilo
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10Barrett Jones
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14Brian De La Puente
15Greg Van Roten
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18Antoine McClain
19Ryker Mathews
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24Mike McQueen
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13Luke Marquardt
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18Ryan Mack
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