Jackson secured three of six targets for 37 yards in Sunday's 37-32 loss to the Rams. 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.
Jackson secured two of seven targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 31-24 victory over the Falcons. 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.
Jackson is not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. 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.
Jackson (undisclosed) won't take the field for Wednesday's preseason game versus the Redskins, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. 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.
Jackson (undisclosed) was held out of practice Tuesday for a second straight day, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. 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.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/23||@San Francisco 49ers||17||23.00|
|11||11/20||@Kansas City Chiefs||9||20.00|
|13||12/04||@San Diego Chargers||16||23.00|
|14||12/11||New Orleans Saints||24||26.33|
|16||12/24||@New Orleans Saints||24||26.33|
|3 Year Avg||121||60||923||4||46||15.38||116|