Vincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
3 days ago

Jackson secured four of nine targets for 78 yards in Friday's 30-13 preseason victory over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran wideout was actually the most heavily targeted receiver on the night, with his nine looks easily pacing the Bucs. Although he hauled in less than half of them, Jackson encouragingly made catches on a number of different routes, including a wide receiver screen, post and a fly pattern down the left sideline that went for 31 yards. He averaged a solid 19.5 yards a catch in the process and appeared fully healthy from the assortment of knee ailments that nagged him last season. Jackson is slated to see plenty of work in what has the potential to be an explosive passing game in 2016.

Vincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
2 weeks ago

Jackson was a frequent and productive target of Jameis Winston in Thursday's joint practice with the Jags, of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran had his day in the sun during Thursday's session, making plays up and down the practice field. Jackson hauled in a pair of deep passes from Winston during the session and was also targeted frequently during team and seven-on-seven drills. Although he hasn't necessarily drawn any headlines during camp so far, Jackson's veteran savvy and steady presence remains an integral component of the Bucs' wide receiver corps, and offense as a whole, heading into the 2016 campaign.

Vincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
3 weeks ago

Jackson (undisclosed) caught his only target for a 17-yard gain in Thursday's preseason opener against the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

The ailment that held Jackson out of Tuesday's practice is apparently of no concern. The 33-year-old wideout probably won't get too much playing time this preseason, as he's locked in to a starting job across from Mike Evans.

Vincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
3 weeks ago1 Comment

Jackson was held out of Tuesday's practice, with coach Dirk Koetter telling the media the veteran receiver is "banged up," Greg Augman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson missed six games, and parts of others, due to knee issues last season, but he's played all 16 games in each of his previous four seasons. The 33-year-old finished 2015 with only 543 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games, but he averaged 16.5 yards per reception, and 28 of his 33 receptions went for first downs. He enters 2016 as the clear No. 2 behind third-year receiver Mike Evans in what figures to be a productive passing game, especially if Jameis Winston takes a significant step forward.

Vincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
1 month ago

Jackson's numbers show no appreciable decline on a per-game basis as he heads into his age-33 season, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran wideout missed six games and parts of several others in 2015 with a pair of knee sprains, but is at full health entering training camp. Jackson's overall numbers last season were naturally muted due to the injuries, but his rates in two pertinent categories were right in line with his typical standards. The 33-year-old's 16.5 yards-per-catch was within striking distance of his career 17.0 number, while his 9.1 percent touchdowns-per-reception ratio came close to the 10.9 percent figure he'd generated in the 10 seasons prior to last year. Jackson enters training camp as the clear-cut No. 2 receiver opposite Mike Evans, and given Jameis Winston's expected leap in development in his sophomore campaign, the Northern Colorado product could be in for a resurgent campaign if his health remains intact.

Vincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
3 months ago

Jackson (undisclosed) is yet to participate in Tampa Bay's minicamp thus far, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though undisclosed, Jackson's injury is said to be minor. Supporting this notion is head coach Dirk Koetter's declaration that the veteran wideout would have practiced were the team amid training camp. In Jackson's absence, Russell Shepard, Kenny Bell and Adam Humphries were all afforded extended looks.

Vincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
4 months ago

Jackson is excited about the physical and mental progress that Jameis Winston has made this offseason, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old receiver, entering the final year of his contract, expressed considerable optimism about the progress he sees his sophomore quarterback having made over the last few months. That improvement has been holistic in the eyes of Jackson, who hopes that Winston's expected development helps lead to a resurgent season for himself. "You can tell he actually put in some work, and not just physically but mentally, as well,'' Jackson said Wednesday, the second day of Tampa Bay's voluntary minicamp. "I think he put in a lot of time in the classroom and continued to just clean up his quarterback skills.'' The veteran wideout's streak of four consecutive 1,000-yard campaigns came to a halt last season due to Jackson missing a total of six games due to injury, but he is fully recovered and practicing without restriction at Bucs mini-camp this week. Having scored just five touchdowns over 26 games during the 2014-15 seasons, the 12-year pro will look to join fellow starter Mike Evans in boosting his trips into the end zone in 2016.

Vincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
8 months ago

Jackson was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the move, Jackson will turn in a pair of three-game absences as a result of knee injuries, which will end his streak of 1,000-yards seasons at four. Despite appearing in 10 contests, he amassed 33 catches (on 63 targets) for 543 yards and three touchdowns. The soon-to-be 33-year-old has one year remaining on his current contract, but after posting 16.5 YPC and achieving first downs on nearly 85 percent of his receptions, he has yet to show his age.

Vincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
8 months ago

Jackson (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game agains the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Though it has been over a week since Jackson sat out the Buccaneers' loss to the Rams, he is still not ready to return to the field. Expect Mike Evans to be plenty active again in Week 16 with Jackson still sidelined.

Vincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
8 months ago

Jackson (knee) missed practice for the second consecutive day this week Thursday, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran receiver continues to be sidelined almost two full weeks after he suffered a sprained MCL versus the Saints in Week 14. With no postseason berth on the line for the Bucs, there is zero incentive for the 11-year veteran to risk further damage in what has already been a difficult season injury-wise. Rookies Donteaa Dye and Adam Humphries would figure to continue to receive the benefit of extended opportunity should Jackson fail to take the field in Week 16 versus the Bears.