Posted August 15, 2012 on AP on Fox
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.

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Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson Claims Josh Freeman Is Top 5 QB

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Vincent Jackson: Josh Freeman is a top 5 QB

He said it with a straight face, too. I get speaking up for your teammate, especially your QB, but this is beyond ridiculous. If anything, Josh Freeman might be top 5 of over-hyped QB’s the last few years, but certainly not a top 5. But, Vincent Jackson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers said it. “We [...]

Vincent Jackson believes Josh Freeman is a top-five quarterback

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