TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Vincent Jackson was signed to be a No. 1 receiver, something the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have rarely had in nearly four decades in the NFL.
Jackson, who proved a deep threat in seven seasons with the San Diego Chargers, is the only proven veteran on a young receiving corps that will look to him for leadership and touchdowns.
The Bucs plan to line him up in several different spots. Coach Greg Schiano expects the 6-foot-5 Jackson to attract plenty of defensive attention, making it important that other receivers emerge to “make people pay” for double teams.