Vincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
6 days ago

Jackson hauled in four of nine targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 40-7 loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran wideout checked in behind Mike Evans again for second on the team in targets and was able to convert on a greater percentage of them than in Week 1. However, the end result still wasn't very pretty from a fantasy standpoint, as the Bucs were fighting uphill all afternoon and couldn't seem to get into any type of consistent rhythm on offense. However, the number of looks Jackson is getting is certainly encouraging and would indicate that he'll eventually begun parlaying them into more prolific outings. Jackson and the Bucs take on the Rams in their home opener in Week 3.

Vincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
2 weeks ago

Jackson secured two of seven targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 31-24 victory over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran receiver encouragingly tied fellow wideout Mike Evans for targets on the afternoon, but hauled in only a pair of them. Both receptions for Jackson came on back-to-back plays in a two-minute drill near the end of the first half that culminated in a Charles Sims touchdown, with the first one being a key grab just beyond the sticks on third down. Despite the poor conversion rate Sunday, the volume of looks Jackson received certainly bodes well for his expected level of involvement going forward.

Vincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
3 weeks ago

Jackson is not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson missed a few practices last week due to an undisclosed injury, but with no indication the issue was serious, his status for Week 1 was never really in doubt. He'll start the season with a decent road matchup in Atlanta, looking to take advantage of a Falcons secondary that appears shaky beyond top cornerback Desmond Trufant.

Vincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
3 weeks ago

Jackson (undisclosed) won't take the field for Wednesday's preseason game versus the Redskins, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson missed practice both Monday and Tuesday for an unknown reason. Whether they were merely veteran days off or otherwise, the 33-year-old will seek to sidestep the injuries that resulted in six DNPs last season.

Vincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
4 weeks ago

Jackson (undisclosed) was held out of practice Tuesday for a second straight day, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran receiver was also held out of practice Monday, yet no details as to why have been provided by the team and there is no sign that the absence is related to anything serious. In fact, Jackson may simply have received back-to-back days off for rest, as there appeared to be no indication of injury while he amassed a team-high nine targets in last Friday's victory over the Browns. Jackson is unlikely to play in the preseason finale against the Redskins on Wednesday, but that is more than likely due to the fact that the majority of the team's starters will also take a seat. At present, his status for Week 1 against the Falcons does not appear to be in jeopardy.

Vincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
1 month 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)
1 month 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)
1 month 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)
2 months 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)
2 months 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.