The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are likely to be without Vincent Jackson this Sunday. The receiver had to sit out most of the second half against Washington with a knee injury, and he missed today's practice, according to Greg Auman. We'll have to wait and see what happens the rest of the week, but this is obviously not a good sign. Ian Rapoport reported earlier today that Jackson would be out "multiple weeks" but Lovie Smith said they weren't ready to say that yet.
If Jackson can't go, the Bucs are likely to turn to Russell Shepard and Donteea Dye to fill his spot, both of them very inexperienced. The team's final receiver is Adam Humphries, a diminutive slot receiver.
In better news, Austin Seferian-Jenkins returned to practice for the first time since spraining his shoulder in week two. The tight end's absence has presented a massive problem, as the Bucs have no tight ends capable of being productive receivers, and no other way to really attack the middle of the field. Getting him back should be crucial for the ucs' passing game.