Report: Buccaneers Have Edge In Signing Vincent Jackson
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers reportedly have the edge on signing free-agent wide receiver Vincent Jackson, according to Chicago Sun Times.
The talented wide receiver was made a free-agent when the San Diego Chargers chose not to give him a franchise tag. The 29-year-old has served seven years for the Chargers and has not ruled out a return to the club in 2013.
Currently it is believed that the Buccaneers, the Chicago Bears, and the Washington Redskins are the teams who are pursuing Jackson most heavily. The Bears would like to add a stronger receiving presence for returning quarterback Jay Cutler, while the Redskins would like to have a strong downfield target to pair with Robert Griffin III, who they are likely to take with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. Last season Jackson hauled in 60 passes for nine touchdowns. His best year came in 2009 when he recorded 68 receptions for 1,167 yards and nine touchdowns.