Updates from Sunday, Nov. 2
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports one team that made an attempt to acquire Vincent Jackson's services before last Tuesday's trade deadline:
Updates from Tuesday, Oct. 28
Albert Breer of NFL.com reported on Vincent Jackson's future in Tampa Bay
Updates from Monday, Oct. 27
Evan Silva of Rotoworld passed along a report from Chris Mortensen of ESPN regarding Vincent Jackson's status in Tampa Bay:
Updates from Sunday, Oct. 26
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network specifies three teams reportedly interested in Vincent Jackson's services:
NFL Media PR also provided a statement from Rapoport discussing what the Bucs are looking to receive in return for Jackson:
Updates from Thursday, Oct. 23
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times passed along comments from Vincent Jackson on the trade rumors surrounding him:
Updates from Tuesday, Oct. 21
Bleacher Report's Jason Cole weighs in on why it would make sense for the New England Patriots to trade for Vincent Jackson:
Updates from Monday, Oct. 20
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times has an update on the Buccaneers reportedly trying to trade Vincent Jackson:
After starting the season 1-5, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may soon have to confront the cold reality that they are unlikely to reach the playoffs this season. And that may mean considering blowing a few things up in the offseason, and perhaps even moving some veteran players before this year's trade deadline.
One such player could be Vincent Jackson, a player highly regarded around the league and one with considerable trade buzz surrounding him at the moment, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com:
More than a few teams would surely love to add a deep threat and red-zone weapon like Jackson. While Jackson isn't having his best season—he currently has 25 receptions for 344 yards and two touchdowns—coming into the season he had accumulated at least 1,000 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in five of the last six seasons.
And it likely would have been six in a row had he not missed 11 games in 2010.
The Buccaneers drafted Mike Evans in the first round this offseason, clearly a player they envision being their top receiver in the future, so dealing Jackson now for draft picks—and some salary-cap relief—doesn't sound so crazy.
Unless the Bucs think they can turn things around this season, entertaining trade offers for Jackson makes sense.