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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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Vincent Jackson caught one pass for 40 yards in the Bucs' preseason opener against the Vikings.
Jameis Winston's first (preseason) NFL completion was a bomb to V-Jax for a 40-yard gain on the Bucs' third possession. Jackson is 32 years old and coming off a disappointing season on a fantasy points-per-target basis, so it was good to see him winning downfield. Aug 15 - 10:08 PM

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Only 55 percent of passes thrown to Vincent Jackson last season were considered "on-target."

That was one of the lowest rates in the league. Tampa Bay somehow boasted two 1,000-yard receivers despite a nightmare quarterback situation. Jameis Winston figures to upgrade on last year's Josh McCown-Mike Glennon duo. With a more reliable passer under center, Jackson should be in for a bounce-back season.
Jul 10 - 11:08 AM

OC Dirk Koetter reportedly won't hesitate to use Vincent Jackson in the slot.

Like so many field-stretching wideouts before him, Jackson is transforming his game as he slows down. The 32-year-old will play more slot and Z this year, leaving Mike Evans to do the heavy lifting at X. Koetter had a similar situation with a declining Roddy White in Atlanta the last two seasons, when White averaged 5.2 catches for 60.4 yards and 0.37 touchdowns per game.
Jun 23 - 8:12 AM

Vincent Jackson says first-year OC Dirk Koetter is lining him up at "multiple places" in the Bucs' new offense.

V-Jax's perimeter speed has waned at age 32, but he is still capable of creating mismatches. "Dirk is having some fun moving me around and playing me in multiple places," said V-Jax. "It’s fun to play inside and outside, to be able stretch the field and cross the field. That’s what’s good about this system. We’re going to put the ball all over the place." Jackson's catch and yardage totals from 2014 were around his career norms, but he only scored two TDs. He's a solid bet to rebound to WR2/3 production in a pass-first offense with a quarterback upgrade.
Jun 7 - 4:42 PM

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

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

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2Mike Glennon
3Seth Lobato
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Bobby Rainey
4Mike James
5Dominique Brown
GLB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3RB1Charles Sims
2Bobby Rainey
FB1Jorvorskie Lane
2Joey Iosefa
WR11Mike Evans
2Kenny Bell
3Robert Herron
4Tavarres King
5Donteea Dye
WR21Vincent Jackson
2Louis Murphy
3Russell Shepard
4Kaelin Clay
5Rannell Hall
WR31Louis Murphy
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Brandon Myers
3Tim Wright
4Luke Stocker
5Cameron Brate
K1Connor Barth
2Patrick Murray