OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (1)
2 weeks ago

Jackson (ankle) finished his first Buccaneers season with 50 receptions (on 91 targets) for 668 yards and three touchdowns over 14 games.

EDGE Analysis

The 10-year veteran's final numbers weren't drastically different from his final Redskins season in 2016 as far as receptions, but his yardage saw a precipitous drop from the 1,005 he'd tallied while catching passes from Kirk Cousins last year. Jackson's 13.4 YPC was also a career low, but as perJenna Laine of ESPN.com, the 31-year-old speedster led the NFL with 15.8 air yards per target. However, the accuracy on those throws was an issue, as Jackson was unable to bring in any of the seven targets of 40 or more yards that he saw. Conversely, he notched 11 catches on such throws during his three-season tenure in the Nation's Capital. According to Laine, head coach Dirk Koetter insists that Jackson hasn't lost a step after watching him up close for a full training camp, preseason and 14 regular-season games, lending credence to the notion that 2017 may have simply been a somewhat rocky acclimation year. Jackson will head into next season looking to drastically improve on his 2017 numbers and add a sixth 1,000-yard season to his resume.

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (1)
3 weeks ago

Jackson (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 tilt against the Saints, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran speedster had practiced in limited fashion throughout the week, but with nothing to play for in the season finale, he won't be exposed to potential further damage. Jackson missed the Week 16 tilt against the Panthers as well, and as was the case in that contest, rookie Chris Godwin (ankle) will slot in as the No. 2 wideout alongside Mike Evans in Jackson's stead.

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (1)
3 weeks ago

Jackson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson was limited at every practice this week, never quite making it back to full participation. His availability may not be confirmed, one way or the other, until the Bucs release their inactive list approximately 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. It does seem Jackson is on track to return, though there's no real incentive to have him play through pain in the final week of a lost season. Chris Godwin (ankle), if available, would fall back to a part-time role if Jackson were to return.

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (1)
3 weeks ago

Jackson (ankle) was listed as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson's sprained left ankle forced his first absence of the season in the Week 16 loss to the Panthers, but his attendance for the team's first practice of the current week portends well for his availability for the season finale against the Saints. If the wideout is able to put forth a full practice Thursday or Friday, he'll likely reclaim his starting role Sunday, resulting in fewer targets to go around for Adam Humphries and Chris Godwin (ankle).

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (1)
3 weeks ago

Jackson (ankle) participated in practice Wednesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

In the aftermath of the Buccaneers' Week 15 loss to the Falcons, Jackson required crutches to move about and had a walking boot on his left foot. Eventually, he was diagnosed with a sprained ankle, which kept him out of practice last week. Because Wednesday's appearance marks his first since the injury, he may be eased into drills in order to avoid any sort of setback. That said, his activity level will be known upon the release of the first Week 17 injury report.

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (1)
1 month ago

Jackson (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Carolina, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com repots.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson hurt his ankle in Monday's loss to the Falcons and didn't log any form of practice participation this week. His status also seems to be in jeopardy for the regular-season finale, potentially allowing third-round rookie Chris Godwin to take on a starting role for the final two weeks of the season. There isn't much incentive for the Bucs to put Jackson on the field at far less than 100 percent strength.

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (1)
1 month ago

Jackson (ankle) was not spotted at Friday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson has not practiced at all this week, so his chances of playing in Sunday's matchup with the Panthers are not good. The Buccaneers will reveal Jackson's official status for Week 16 after Friday's practice comes to a close.

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (1)
1 month ago

Jackson (ankle) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson shuffled in and out of the lineup Monday against the Falcons, but ultimately he was deemed doubtful to return due to an ankle injury. Afterward, he needed crutches to move about, and his left ankle was encased in a walking boot. As a result, his lack of activity Wednesday isn't much of a surprise as he focuses on rehabilitation. Due to his veteran status, he doesn't need practice in order to play on game days, so his listing on the final injury report of the week may provide the best indication of his status heading into Sunday's game at Carolina.

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (1)
1 month ago

Jackson (ankle) was seen in a walking boot and crutches following Monday night's loss to the Falcons, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson exited early in the contest but returned before ultimately leaving the game for good with a left ankle injury. The severity of the injury is unlikely to be fully known until later in the week, and at this point the veteran receiver should be considered day-to-day at best as next week's matchup with the Panthers approaches.

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (1)
1 month ago

Jackson is doubtful to return to Monday's game against the Falcons due to an ankle injury, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson went down early in the game with an apparent leg injury, but ultimately returned. Assuming he remains sidelined, his night will end with one reception for seven yards. Adam Humphries and Chris Goodwin figure to see increased targets as a result of Jackson's absence. Expect an update on Jackson's status once the team provides more information.