• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson totals 14 yards in Week 5

    Buccaneers wideout Vincent Jackson secured only one of three targets for 14 yards in a Sunday defeat of Jacksonville.His performance was the polar opposite of his 10-catch, 147-yard Week 4 effort. The running game was in full throttle for the majority of the afternoon Sunday, allowing Jameis Winston to remain generally conservative through the air.With a rookie quarterback at the helm, Jackson's offensive output will likely fluctuate week-to-week over the course of the season. Jackson will next take the field against a beatable Redskins secondary in Week 7 following a bye.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bucs wide receiver Vincent Jackson catches 500th pass of career

    Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson secured two of his four targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 19-9 loss to the Texans. Jackson's secured his 500th career reception on the first catch of the day, and the milestone was well earned; the veteran receiver made a tough 19-yard grab between Raheem Moore and Quentin Demps in which he endured a solid hit from Moore and then outwrestled Demps for the ball on the ground. The concern for Jackson's fantasy owners lies in the precipitous drop in targets he has experienced through the season's first three weeks, with his looks going from a high of 11 in Week 1 to the season-low four chances he received Sunday. Mike Evans' full reintegration into the offense is certainly the biggest culprit in Jackson's reduced involvement, and it's a trend that could very well continue moving forward.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bucs' Vincent Jackson nabs three catches,scores TD in Week 2 win

    Buccaneers wide reciever Vincent Jackson secured three of his five targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-19 victory over the Saints. Jackson's score was a thing of beauty, with the 6'5 receiver making a leaping grab in the back of the end zone and managing to just get both feet inbounds. Jackson will clearly serve as one of rookie quarterback Jameis Winston's security blankets, with the size advantage he displayed on the touchdown catch serving as one of the primary assets he brings to the table. The veteran receiver did experience a drop in targets from the 11 he saw in the opener, but this was at least partially influenced by the return of Mike Evans, who did see three looks in the passing game.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Vincent Jackson lining up at slot for Buccaneers

    Buccaneers wide reciever Vincent Jackson is working at a variety of positions in OTAs this offseason. New offensive coordinator Dirk Koettner is installing Jackson's third offensive scheme in as many years, and Jackson likes what he's seen. Dirk is having some fun moving me around and playing me in multiple places, and it's been fun for me, too,'' Jackson said, per TBO.com. "It's fun to play inside (in the slot) and outside, to be able stretch the field and cross the field. That's what's good about this system. We're going to put the ball all over the place. The backs, the tight ends, everybody's going to be involved and that should make it fun for all of us."

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Report: Vincent Jackson to return to Buccaneers at full salary

    WR Vincent Jackson will return to the Buccaneers next season, at full salary, according to a report by Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Jackson had been considered a target for a lower salary, to help improve the Bucs' salary cap situation. He'd previously said that he wanted to stay with the team but didn't want a pay cut. Jackson will be paid $9.777 million in 2015, with a cap hit of $12 million.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Buccaneers' Vincent Jackson not accepting pay cut for 2015

    Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson is likely to remain with Tampa Bay this offseason, but he is not willing to accept a pay cut, according to CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Jackson, who was shopped by the team before the trade deadline, is set to make $10 million in base salary and has a $12.2 million cap hit. He totaled 70 catches for 1,002 yards and two touchdowns in 2014.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Report: Buccaneers GM to meet with Vincent Jackson's agent

    Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht is scheduled to meet with the agent for wide receiver Vincent Jackson in Indianapolis, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Licht is expected to discussion a potential restructure of Jackson's contract, which is set to pay the receiver a little less than $9.78 million in each of 2015 and 2016 but carries a cap number of a little more than $12.2 million in each season. The Buccaneers would gain about $7.4 million in cap space by releasing Jackson, who caught 70 passes for 1,002 yards with two touchdowns in 2014. However, Licht said that the receiver would "absolutely" be on the team in 2015, NFL.com reports.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Report: Vincent Jackson to be asked to take pay cut

    Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson, who's set to make $9.8 million in 2015, will be asked to take a pay cut, reports Bleacher Report's Jason Cole. Jackson, 32, is coming off his fourth straight 1,000-yard season but caught just two touchdown passes, lowest since his rookie year. He's under contract through 2016.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers WR tandem sets records on Sunday

    Buccaneers wide receivers Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson both made their marks Sunday in a loss to New Orleans. With their first receptions, they became the first tandem in franchise history to exceed 1,000 yards through the air. Evans caught his 12th touchdown pass, which also set a team record. He finished with five catches for 54 yards.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers WR Jackson (groin) done for the day

    As expected, Buccaneers wideout Vincent Jackson has been ruled out for the remainder of the Sunday game against New Orleans with a groin injury. He had originally been deemed doubtful.