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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 (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. Nov 16 - 5:45 PM

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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.
Oct 22 - 10:40 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
Oct 18 - 7:22 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.
Oct 18 - 5:10 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.
Oct 18 - 10:56 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.
Oct 11 - 12:24 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.
Oct 2 - 9:20 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.
Sep 25 - 8:38 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.
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

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PosRoleName
QB1Jameis Winston
2Mike Glennon
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Doug Martin
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3Peyton Barber
GLB1Doug Martin
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3RB1Jacquizz Rodgers
2Doug Martin
FB1Alan Cross
WR11Mike Evans
2Russell Shepard
3Freddie Martino
WR21Adam Humphries
2Cecil Shorts
WR31Russell Shepard
TE1Cameron Brate
2Luke Stocker
3Brandon Myers
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Kevin Pamphile
2J.R. Sweezy
C1Joe Hawley
2Evan Smith
RG1Ali Marpet
2Caleb Benenoch
RT1Demar Dotson
2Gosder Cherilus
K1Roberto Aguayo