OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
1 hour ago

Jackson (thumb) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Baltimore, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

A non-participant at practice throughout the week, Jackson never seemed to have much chance of avoiding a third consecutive absence. While there hasn't been any cause for optimism regarding his availability for Week 16 or 17, the Bucs have yet to rule him out beyond Sunday's game in Baltimore. Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries are locked in for steady playing time alongside Mike Evans in three-wide formations.

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
2 hours ago

Jackson (thumb) was not spotted at Friday's practice, according to Greg Auman of The Athletic.

EDGE Analysis

It's looking like Jackson will not be able to practice at all for the second week in a row, so his chances of suiting up in Week 15 are not promising. The Buccaneers will reveal whether or not Jackson has any chance to play Sunday when they release their final injury report of the week following Friday's practice.

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
1 day ago

Jackson (thumb) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

While managing a thumb injury that has made grasping the football difficult, Jackson hasn't practiced in any capacity in more than two weeks and looks poised to miss a third consecutive game Sunday in Baltimore. Jackson's ongoing absence has been most beneficial to second-year receiver Chris Godwin, who has drawn a combined 16 targets the past two weeks.

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
2 days ago

Jackson (thumb) isn't practicing Wednesday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Greg Auman of The Athletic reports that the 32-year-old wideout hopes to return before the end of the season, though he still can't squeeze a ball with his injured hand. Jackson thus appears no better than 50-50 for Sunday's game in Baltimore, likely setting up Chris Godwin for another hefty workload. Godwin averaged 56 snaps and eight targets the past two weeks, but his inefficiency in Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Saints -- one catch on 10 targets -- doesn't bode well for his prospects against a Ravens defense that leads the league in yards allowed per pass attempt (6.2)

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
7 days ago

The Buccaneers list Jackson (thumb) as out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson failed to practice in any capacity this week, making it inevitable that he would be ruled out for a second straight contest. Chris Godwin benefited the most from Jackson's absence in the Week 13 win over the Panthers, pulling in five of six targets for 101 yards and a touchdown. The second-year wideout could continue to earn plenty of attention from quarterback Jameis Winston on Sunday with the Saints expected to have top cornerback Marshon Lattimore trail Mike Evans for most of the day.

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
1 week ago

Offensive coordinator Todd Monken admitted after Friday's practice that Jackson (thumb) is unlikely to play Sunday against the Saints, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news comes as little surprise after Jackson sat out the Buccaneers' Week 13 win over the Panthers, then failed to practice Wednesday through Friday. The Buccaneers haven't provided an official injury designation for Jackson yet, but it's expected the team will label him as doubtful or out when they release their final Week 14 practice report later Friday. With Jackson's second straight absence imminent, Chris Godwin should benefit from an uptick in snaps while working as the Bucs' primary downfield threat.

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
1 week ago

Jackson (thumb) was not spotted at the portion of Friday's practice open to the media, according to Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times.

EDGE Analysis

It's possible Jackson could get some work in behind the scenes, but it's more likely he will miss practice for the third day in a row, which leaves him in position to miss a second game in a row. The Buccaneers will reveal whether or not Jackson has any chance to play this week when they release their final injury report of the week sometime Friday.

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
1 week ago

Jackson (thumb) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

As anticipated, Jackson didn't fit in any activity behind closed doors after he wasn't spotted on the field in the media-access portion of the session. After sitting out the Week 13 win over the Panthers and with back-to-back absences at practice to open Week 14, Jackson looks to be trending toward another inactive status Sunday against the Saints.

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
1 week ago

Jackson (thumb) wasn't on the field for the portion of Thursday's practice that was open to the media, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson's absence from practices Wednesday and Thursday adds further fuel to the notion that the wideout likely won't be available for a second straight game Sunday against New Orleans, if not shut down for the season. Chris Godwin took on a heightened role while Jackson sat out the Week 13 win over the Panthers, finishing with five receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown on six targets.

OUTDeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
1 week ago

Jackson (thumb) is listed as a non-participant on the Wednesday practice report, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given that he was listed as a limited participant all last week, the downgrade to DNP may fuel speculation about Jackson missing the rest of the season. He was ineffective while playing through a thumb injury Week 12, and the Tampa offense didn't miss a beat with Chris Godwin taking on a larger role in Jackson's absence Week 13. The 32-year-old wideout doesn't seem especially likely to return for Sunday's game against the Saints.