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Vincent Jackson will play, Austin Seferian-Jenkins out for Buccaneers vs. Eagles

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have wide receiver Vincent Jackson play for the first time since he suffered a knee injury in week six, according to Adam Schefter.

The ESPN insider also reports that Austin Seferian-Jenkins will miss today's game, stretching his absence to eight games despite having practiced on a limited basis for weeks now. The tight end wants to play, but the team hasn't cleared him for contact yet.

Having Vincent Jackson back will help the Bucs passing game, which has struggled the past few games with Mike Evans as the only viable receiver. Jackson hasn't been overly productive this year, putting up just 21 catches for 319 yards in six games, but his presence helps free up the rest of the receiving corp and gives Jameis Winston a reliable target aside from Evans.

The last time Winston had both Jackson and Evans, he produced his best game of the season, completing 21 of 29 passes for 297 yards, two touchdowns and no turnovers.