IRVincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
2 months ago

Although the Buccaneers placed Jackson in the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, his injury hasn't been definitely confirmed as a torn ACL, Ed Werder of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson's ailment was first termed an ACL tear by Adam Caplan of ESPN, and Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times was able to whittle it down to the wideout's left knee. If the injury is in fact to Jackson's MCL rather than the ACL, as Werder discovered, he may be able to return at some point this season. The Buccaneers would then have a quandary on its hands with regard to which player between Jackson and Charles Sims (knee) to activate from IR later this season, as each team can bring back just one such player to the 53-man roster. On the other hand, confirmation of an ACL diagnosis would result in back-to-back abbreviated campaigns for Jackson.

IRVincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
2 months ago

Jackson was placed on injured reserve due to a torn ACL, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson apparently played through a knee injury during the Buccaneers' Week 5 win at Carolina, only to realize that something was awry after the game. The team may have been aware of the diagnosis during its bye week, but with practice imminent Wednesday, the veteran wideout will miss the rest of the season due to an ACL tear in his left knee, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Expect Adam Humphries and Cameron Brate to take on a larger role in the offense, though a free-agent signing could very well occur in the near future.

IRVincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
2 months ago

Jackson is being evaluated Tuesday for a knee injury suffered in last Monday's win over Carolina, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson's injury went unreported during Tampa Bay's bye week, with the team perhaps hoping some rest would do the trick. Despite starting every game and playing the vast majority of snaps, Jackson hasn't topped four catches or 44 receiving yards in any contest this season. If he isn't ready for Sunday's game against San Francisco, the Bucs could turn to Adam Humphries or Russell Shepard, though the biggest impact might be an uptick in targets for No. 1 receiver Mike Evans.

IRVincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
2 months ago

Jackson did not practice Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson wasn't reported to have carried an injury into the Buccaneers' Week 6 bye, so it's possible that his absence from Monday's practice was just a veteran's day off. His activity level as the week unfolds should help clarify his situation.

IRVincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
2 months ago

Jackson caught three passes (on five targets) for 36 yards in Monday night's win over the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson's performance Monday was his third straight with three catches for a receiving-yard total in the mid 30s. At 33 years old, it's clear that Jackson is Tampa Bay's second option behind ascending star Mike Evans, as his season-high of 44 receiving yards this season might suggest. While Jackson can be counted on to get a handful of targets each week given his depth chart position, he's hard to rely on for meaningful fantasy numbers at this stage in his career.

IRVincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
2 months ago

Jackson hauled in three of five targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 27-7 loss to the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran receiver continues to seemingly serve as Jameis Winston's third option at a minimum, but has largely converted his opportunities into catches with the exception of the opener. Jackson has 12 receptions for 137 yards to date this season, but has yet to get into the end zone. Furthermore, his 11.4 YPC is a career low, as Jackson has been unable to get downfield successfully with any measure of consistency to date in 2016. He'll look to improve on his numbers against a very beatable Panthers secondary in Week 5.

IRVincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
2 months ago

Jackson secured three of six targets for 37 yards in Sunday's 37-32 loss to the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran receiver has struggled to make an impact throughout the first three weeks of the season and was notably behind four other players in targets Sunday. Mike Evans, Adam Humphries, Charles Sims and Cameron Brate all received more looks than Jackson, who nevertheless does have 21 targets in 2016. He did see four passes thrown his way on the Bucs' final drive, but was only able to secure one for 15 yards. Jackson doesn't appear to be in any danger of sliding down the depth chart at this time despite the modest production, however, as third wideout Adam Humphries is much more suited as a slot receiver.

IRVincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
3 months 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.

IRVincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
3 months 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.

IRVincent Jackson
WR TB (6)
3 months 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.