The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had some talks with Vincent Jackson about possibly bringing the veteran receiver back before free agency, but those seem talks led nowhere. Instead, they signed DeSean Jackson and might add another receiver in the draft.
Still, the door isn’t entirely closed on Vincent Jackson. At least not according to the veteran receiver himself, who told 620 WDAE this week that he could still see a place for himself in Dirk Koetter’s offense. Via JoeBucsFan:
Dirk’s a very, very smart guy. You know, I’m sure that he would put plenty of work in with Jameis and our offensive coordinator to put everybody in the best position to be successful. So, you know, there’s a lot of different things I could bring to the table.”
That’s interesting, though a return for Jackson seems unlikely, still. He looked sluggish last season, and has suffered multiple injuries the past few years. The Bucs also don’t have a lot of room for him, and he’d be relegated to third or even fourth string if he did sign.
Still, if Jackson’s out there in training camp and the Bucs suffer an injury at receiver, or they think they need some extra punch on third downs and in the red zone, they could sign him to a cheap contract. Jackson is obviously familiar with the Tampa Bay offense and wouldn’t need to go through all of training camp to get ready for the regular season.
That’s a long way off, though, and at this point rather unlikely. We’ll see how things develop over the next few months.