Jackson was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. 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.
Jackson (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game agains the Bears. 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.
Jackson (knee) missed practice for the second consecutive day this week Thursday, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers official site reports. 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.
Jackson (knee) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports. Just four days after suffering a sprained MCL in Week 14, Jackson sat out last Thursday night at St. Louis. With absences extending into this week and a postseason berth out of the question, the Buccaneers may be reaching the point of no return with the veteran wideout. However, he has one year remaining on his current contract, meaning head coach Lovie Smith may want Jameis Winston and Jackson to continue building chemistry for the 2016 season.
Jackson (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game at St. Louis, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Adding insult to the Buccaneers' loss Sunday to the Saints, Jackson was diagnosed with a sprained MCL in the aftermath of the game. Thursday's absence is likely the first of a few, but if the Buccaneers fall out of the playoff race, he may not suit up again this season. For the time being, Jameis Winston will have wideouts Mike Evans, Adam Humphries, Donteea Dye, and Russell Shepard at his disposal.
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