Vincent Jackson Return Being Discussed

March 1st, 2017

No wonder it’s been so quiet in Vincent Jackson’s camp.

It turns out, Jackson isn’t simply preparing to turn in his NFL retirement papers and enjoy life running his South Tampa restaurant and other businesses.

Speaking today from the NFL Scouting Combine podium (Yes, Joe is there) Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said the Bucs have been talking to Jackson about returning for the 2017 season.

V-Jax played half a season in 2015 because of two different knee ligament injuries. Last year, he played poorly before injuring his ACL in Week 5 against Carolina. Jackson went on injured reserve and banked his $10 million salary.

He would be a free agent next week if the Bucs don’t sign him.

At this point, V-Jax is an unreliable body at 34 years old. But he’s a hard-working professional, and if he comes cheap and is willing to play a depth role, he’s certainly much better than the likes of Freddie Martino, Russell Shepard, Josh Huff, etc., etc.

Interesting times.

General manager Jason Licht added that the Bucs organization has the utmost respect for V-Jax and his five years of service to the team and the community. Licht said he’ll always consider him a Buc for life.

82 Responses to “Vincent Jackson Return Being Discussed”

  1. Joeypoppems Says:

    This kinda scares me. I hope they don’t think he can still play and try to rely on him again.

  2. Bucsfanman Says:

    Absolutely agree Joe. If we learned anything last year it’s that we lack depth at WR. At the right price and healthy, do it.

  3. tmaxcon Says:

    Hell No!!! he was done Two years ago. Veteran leadership presence is garbage talk. Bucs need talented football players not has beens trying to hang on. Time to move on. If team needs a wr on social security ten hours get boldin much more reliable and can still play.

  4. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:


  5. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    The big question is why was he playing badly? Was he hiding an injury, and playing with it caused it to worsen? I remember his body language in the first ATL game, and it wasn’t pretty.

  6. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Maannn😒. C’mon man. Where they do this at???

  7. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Man I swear if they don’t add some young talent for Fameis to grow wit ima lose it. We are not looking for a number 1,this can’t be that hard considering ME has taken over that role. This WR class is weak in comparison to others in recent years but that does not mean the talent is void at that position. Samuels will be available Stewart will be available. Just get a young future number 2 come draft night please.

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    Would love to see VJax stay as depth. He loves living in Tampa and he know’s he not gonna get big money with any other team. I’m sure we can make a nice deal with him for the right amount of money. If not, than I think he wants to truly retire and not try to go to some other team.

  9. tmaxcon Says:

    As a veteran, I love what vjax does for veterans that being said he is done as a football player. He also is part of the well entrenched losing culture led by GMC… Get rid of Martin, gmc and vjax and the leaders of the losing culture are history. Hopefully lvd can be saved but cancer93 is a beotch to treat and recover from

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    Unfortunately, some players just cannot let go. They stay to long not realizing their time has passed. I like VJ. But his time has passed. If he’s willing to come back at a really reduced salary I say let him try. But lets not rely on him. Word is he’s saved and invested well. Go manage your assets Vincent..while you can still walk.

  11. Supersam Says:

    I’d be all for it, cheap 1 or 2 year deal. I think he’s had a string of “bad luck injuries”

  12. tmaxcon Says:

    Old guys don’t play special teams thus are not suitable for depth people. Keeping a had been for a number 5 or 6 is STUPID

  13. Bucsfanman Says:

    Don’t fret NOSBOS! Joe’s talking depth here. We learned last year that Shep isn’t the answer nor is Martino. If Vjax is healthy and they can sign him to a one year deal for a couple of $$$, he can be a #3 or #4 behind whoever the Bucs sign in FA and/or the draft. It would be in addition to, not instead of. At least that’s what I gather.

  14. Buccan8 Says:

    If he can be had for under $5 million, why wouldn’t we take him back? He was worth every penny for ME’s development. What a benefit to a guy like Pryor, who had the likes of Josh Gordon to look up to, and/or the other #WeaponsForWinston we take a flier on in the draft. Wouldn’t it be something, for Davis to learn to be a pro with two professionals who’ve also studied under Fleck? Or Howard seeing how to take care of your body with another big-bodied pass-catcher on the field every other day (VJax will need at least one floppy-hat day per week!)?

    Devil’s advocate–maybe ME’s development is all his own and Mike Bajakian’s efforts. We’ve seen plenty of raw-talent receivers flop with Jackson as a captain, and we never saw any effectual difference with him taking ASJ under his wing. It’s possible that his leadership skills are overblown, at which point, this would have to be about play on the field. How many believe he is worth $5 million a year, in that case?

  15. Trevor Says:

    $1million base salary. $75,000 for every TD, $40,000 game day bonus, $750k bonus for 50 rec. , $500k bonus for 500 yrds, $1mm bonus at 1,000 yrds.
    all 16 games played bonus = $500,000

    could easily make $4mm

  16. Dewey Selmon Says:

    I am wiling to give him 1 more year at the right price. What’s one more year being at the bottom of the league in YAC? As long as we move the chains.

  17. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    8 I’m done wit that whole developmental guy for other players thing. I need bonafide ballas PERIOD

  18. ChanEpic Says:

    I love what he has done while here in Tampa but I would prefer Kamar Aiken over him or Humphries.

  19. celly Says:

    I, personally, hope we bring him back.

    Look at what playing in the slot/3wr did for L.Fitz’s career. Granted, there’s a slight difference due to the injury thing, but people definitely were saying that Fitz was done before Arians came in and asked him to play the slot role. I honestly think that V.Jack could seriously excel in that role.

    Now, I know plenty of people will say, “But what about Hump? Our #3 WR needs to be able to play special teams.”

    I’m not denying that, but it has to be said that if whoever we pick up in the draft is able to play PR/KR, then we’d still be in exactly the same shape that we’re in right now. We could easily put our #2WR (draft pick), #4 (presumably Hump in this scenario) and whoever becomes the #5WR on special teams.

  20. mike Says:

    Maybe he has a year left if he wants to come back cheap. I think he wants to stay in Tampa and no one will offer him much. He can’t be counted on as a #2 and if he is depth, he will need to play special teams likely. I’d love to have him back on a no risk deal, but you can’t go into the season thinking he can play 16 games and produce.

  21. Eric Says:

    Some of these responses are hilarious. Obviously our coaching staff, who has earned respect, disagree with some of the stubborn people in here. They know more than you and see value in bringing him back. I agree with this move. NO VETERAN LEADERSHIP IS NOT GARBAGE TALK. What are you talking about tmax? The guy may not even make it out of training camp but if he does and plays well, than why not? Evans, Hump, Vjax, Huff and potentially Djax/Davis sounds pretty good to me. I just think there was more to his injury last year than we know and he’s had quite some time to rebound.

  22. ARGH_M8E Says:

    1 year deal, Trevor^ has the right idea… incentives! Keep a big target at a value… why not. We need DEPTH!!!!!!!! Plus he signed my jersey at minicamp, dude was awesome, so I’m biased!!! I like to have as many BIG REDZONE targets we can get. Also, we all know what he does for Tampa and people in general! Imagine this receiving corps… Mike Evans, “FA” – Desean Jackson or maybe Pryor, AlshonJ, kStills, “draft” – ZAY jones 2round even if u have to move up a few spots… Then we still have Hump & Vjax. BOOM!!! What?! Game on #weapons4winston


  23. JJBucFan Says:

    I would take him back…as an assistant WR coach only. Bucs, if you really care about V Jax, you will save him from himself and help him kick off his next career. He can teach the young guys what it is like to be a true professional.

  24. MarineBucsFan Says:

    R E L A X…..relax.

    There is no way, Licht or Koetter will depend on VJax as a #2 or #3 again. He would obviously come much cheaper and as a 4/5 adding great depth to our WR core. So I say, Why the fu*k not?? Look at what Fitzgerald does in Arizona!!

  25. MarineBucsFan Says:

    @ Celly, I just read your post. We are definitely on the same page bro. Well said.

  26. jerseybuc Says:

    I don’t see it at all. Great, great guy but father time has spoken. He has not been able to stay on the field and it is clear that his skills have diminished. I wouldn’t be so sure coaching staff is serious, they send a lot of mixed signals this time of year. Time to move on as we find a true number 2 receiver either in the draft or in FA.

  27. Joeypoppems Says:

    Fitzgerald isn’t coming off back to back knee injuries. Stop using him as an example

  28. MarineBucsFan Says:

    I can see it now, VJax in a bunch formation on a critical 3rd and 3 play to keep the chains moving. Evans on the opposite side by himself and Cook in the backfield.

    First down Tampa Bay!!!

  29. Tom Edrington Says:

    Here’s the problem, non-starting wide receivers have to play on special teams, anyone, anyone at all on this site in their right mind think that beat-up Vincent Jackson can play on special teams??

    Come on, get real!!!!

  30. tmaxcon Says:


    Bucs do not need has beens in a mentor role they need talented football players to beat the best of the best each Sunday. Leadership needs to come from WINNERS not CAREER Losers like gmc and vjax who have never been on championship caliber teams much less won consistently ANYWHERE… Give me a young champion like Jameis and go get another champion in cook and get rid of these old guys that have done nothing but LOSE there entire careers.

  31. Bucsfanman Says:

    @Jarhead- Yeah, what’s wrong with that?! VJax was a monster for 3+ years before getting injured. People have short memories around here.
    Semper Fi!

  32. MarineBucsFan Says:

    LOL @ Joey, had too bro. Think about it, I’m just saying for the right price that could be pretty sweet. You guys looking at it as Management not taking WR2 seriously, I don’t think that’s the case at all.

  33. Rrsrq Says:

    idk, you know as a 3 or 4, he’s not playing special teams, he is not a 2 and definitely not a 1 anymore, yes he could provide depth and leadership, but don’t those guys that are not a 1 or a 2 play on special teams

  34. MarineBucsFan Says:

    @ Bucsfanman, I haven’t been called Jarhead in a while. Made me smile, I love it….Thanks

    Semper Fi

  35. Capt.Tim Says:

    If he is healthy- I would LOVE to see Jackson back as a Buc.
    Right now, who on our Roster is better than a Healthy Vincent Jackson?
    Mike Evans and . . .
    Yup. That would be it.
    The Bucs definitely need to improve that, with a great Vet and a great Rookie.
    But VJax would still scare defenses as a fourth reciever.
    Plus he is still a terror in the red zone, at 6’5″.

    If you want a winning team, you dont get rid of useful players, you just add better players.
    With some of the lousy WRs we sent out to poor Jameis last year, he would have begged for VJax
    And Evans said Jackson’s tuteledge was invaluable. Im sure he could help our your corp.
    I really hope we get him back this year!

  36. Bucsfanman Says:

    @tmax- Don’t think in terms of mentoring. He’s a better WR than everybody not named Mike Evans. That’s a fact. He got injured. It happens, but if he can play, well why not?
    You’ve got to stop with the “loser” thing. How does one player have anything to do with being on a losing football team? Yes or no: VJax was a monster his first 3 years with the Bucs? In fact, you might say that he was the ONLY consistent offensive player the Bucs had during that span. By your definition, just about everyone on the roster is a “loser”! It doesn’t make sense.

  37. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Same coaches that look at gmc on film and then come back and sell everyone on how great he is. Look I get it great guy in the lockerroom and community but its a business man. How many of us can stick around on our gig when our performance totally falls off and be kept around because we are liked a number of our colleagues.

  38. The Buc Realist Says:

    Smoke screen, look for the Bucs to grab WR in free-agency as well as the draft!!!!!

  39. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    But Fanman he won’t be better than whatever free agent Licht may sign or either Samuels or Stewart in the coming draft.

  40. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I’m calming my emotions and starting to think that very thing also Realist!!!

  41. tmaxcon Says:


    Results are all that matter and like the overrated gmc vjax has played on losing teams. I put no blame on him directly. I was simply pointing out leadership needs to come from proven winners and the facts are neither gmc or vjax have played on consistently winning teams thus are not the best source of leadership. Clearly losing was OK for them and both were on teams that quit on coaches not to mention both were considered leaders on those teams that quit. Is that truly the best source of leadership. Be honest sir.

    Winning is all that matters the result is meaningless fluff similar to a glennon check down

  42. Bucsfanman Says:

    NOSBOS- You’re 100% correct sir, but the guy got injured. It’s not like he just started loafing. He was racking up 1000+ yard seasons before he got injured. That’s not coincidence. No, he’s not the solution at #2. However, I think he could be a serviceable solution at 3 or 4, IF HEALTHY. That’s the caveat, IF HEALTHY!
    The Bucs WILL pick up a FA and/or a draftee regardless, IMO.

  43. tmaxcon Says:

    You got to embrace the team people and quit embracing mediocre individual players. For the team to get better players must turn over and upgrade constantly to remain relevant something this franchise has failed to achieve minus Gruden super bowl run after cleaning up Dungy’s mess.

  44. Bucsfanman Says:

    @tmax- In those terms, no. At their position I would have to argue yes. JW is clearly the leader of this team but Vjax has valuable experience as a WR. That would be my expectation in terms of mentoring. Neither he nor GMC can help that their teams stunk. It is a TEAM game after all.
    Look, we need football players. What do we do? Ignore every FA that’s been on a losing football team? That’s absurd. Don’t view it from the eye of a Buc fan. Pretend you’re a Browns fan, for instance. Would VJax, if healthy, provide experience and depth to your football team? The answer is “YES”, again IF healthy.

  45. FireJasonLicht Says:

    Im with Tmax
    Vjax has been str8 trash the last couple years and is declining rapidly. We have him a free 10million last year so if we do bring him back it either be for free or as an assistant coach. I’m sick of licht making all these stupid f-ing decisions and throwing away good money after bad. He has missed way more then he has hit in free agency and his craft ng skills aren’t much better then Dominic’s. I really was hoping we fired Licht and gave the job to Robinson but nope we kept sorry ass licht and now Robinson is building a beast of a team in Tennessee

  46. Bucsfanman Says:

    Now that statement I can agree with. There is no reason to overlook upgrades at any position.

  47. Eric Says:

    I have to say Tmax, the fact that you said they were ok with losing took away any credibility you had in this debate.

  48. Eric Says:

    Another issue with this franchise is disposing of players that had talent.

    Did you just say gruden had to clean up Dungy’s mess? I’m done.

  49. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I think if he is healthy, V-Jax could still play a role on this team. Obviously it would be a smaller …and much cheaper…role than he has played in the past, but if he is healthy, and is willing to play more of a supporting role, knowing that he is no longer a #1 or 2 WR…but more of a 3-4 guy…he could be a real asset. Just depends on whether he can accept that role or not.

  50. celly Says:

    Joeypoppems Says:
    March 1st, 2017 at 10:54 am
    Fitzgerald isn’t coming off back to back knee injuries. Stop using him as an example

    True, but like I said, people said that Fitz was done before Arians got there and asked him to play slot. That cannot be denied.

    Tom Edrington Says:
    March 1st, 2017 at 10:59 am
    Here’s the problem, non-starting wide receivers have to play on special teams, anyone, anyone at all on this site in their right mind think that beat-up Vincent Jackson can play on special teams??

    Come on, get real!!!!

    No, they don’t HAVE to, but it’d be nice if they did. If you read my previous post, you’d see where I showed how this could be remedied.

    You would instead have one of your starting WR play special teams (possibly whoever we draft to be the #2).

    There are quite a few teams in the NFL whose starting WR play special teams. Most notably, the current highest paid WR in the NFL.

    tmaxcon Says:
    March 1st, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Bucs do not need has beens in a mentor role they need talented football players to beat the best of the best each Sunday. Leadership needs to come from WINNERS not CAREER Losers like gmc and vjax who have never been on championship caliber teams much less won consistently ANYWHERE… Give me a young champion like Jameis and go get another champion in cook and get rid of these old guys that have done nothing but LOSE there entire careers.

    Tmax, I don’t know what’s been wrong with you lately and why you’ve been so depressing and negative, but that statement that I just highlighted is COMPLETELY off base.

    2006 Chargers – 14-2 – playoff appearance
    2007 Chargers – 11-5 – playoff appearance
    2008 Chargers – 8-8 – playoff appearance
    2009 Chargers – 13-3 – playoff appearance

    They also finished first in their division in each of those years mentioned.

    I don’t know what your definition of consistency is, but to me, that’s FAR more consistent than the Bucs have been in the last ~10 years.

  51. Bucsfanman Says:

    @Fire- “Straight trash”?! Oh, because he got hurt?! SMH. For “supposed” Buc fans there is such little appreciation or loyalty! He didn’t get hurt on purpose so that he could “milk” $10 million from the Bucs!
    You have got to be kidding with that talk! You are kidding right?

  52. tmaxcon Says:


    How many championships. It’s time raise the standards unless the basement is enjoyable year in and year out. Only a bad team would make this gamble

  53. Marlow1976 Says:

    As long as we get a Buccaneer discount, I am all in.

  54. Joeypoppems Says:


    Yes, but that was because of age and age only. V-Jax is age and the 2 knee injuries. That cannot be denied.

  55. tmaxcon Says:


    If you don’t think Dungy’s offenses were a mess bordering on embarrassing than you are in denial. Damn right Gruden came in and cleaned up Dungy’s mess and got the job done. Dungy failed. Has no place in hall of fame with his career losing playoff record.

  56. Bucsfanman Says:

    @tmax- How many championships does DJackson have? Garcon? Stills? How about rookies other than Mike Williams?
    So based on your logic, we should only sign players from the Patriots, Broncos, Seahawks or Steelers?
    C’mon man. You’ve got to bury the hatchet.

  57. Buc1987 Says:

    Yes fire Jason Licht. Perhaps we can get another Dom seeing how he did such a better job.

    Question : If we fire Jason Licht and the team goes back to 4-12’s again will you still continue to bitch about the next GM too?

  58. Chyno Says:

    Idk how great of an idea it is to bring him back. Yea maybe as a depth piece, and a guy that can help our young WR core grow, but as a WR to start opposite Evans I think those days aren’t long gone. He hasn’t been able to stay healthy at all, and his stats have fallen every year he’s played with Evans. He can’t stretch the field like he once did, and his speed has all but disappeared. He has great hands and would probably be an awesome possession WR for us, but I would only consider bringing him back at the right price.

    I love the guy, no questions about that. One of the best signings in Bucs history but we have to face that it’s time to move on from him as a starting WR, and bring in younger guys. One of the biggest weaknesses of our offense is lack of speed. Jackson obviously doesn’t bring that to the table anymore so it doesn’t make too much sense to bring him back as a starter. I much rather go out and get a DESEAN JACKSON, or draft JOHN ROSS, but we definitely need someone to take the top off defenses.

    We’ve relied too heavily on Evans the past 2 years, and even though his performances are comparable to the elites at the position, it’s time to get him some help. If we bring Jackson back it has to be 1-2 years MAX and possible $2-3 million a year MAX. Anymore than that it’s a waste of money. Of course we can’t replace his leadership and the intangibles he brings, but from a football standpoint he’s not the guy anymore.

  59. Bucsfanman Says:

    @87- YES!!!! 🙂

  60. G_813 Says:

    Vjax is still a redzone threat and can be a solid number 4 for us. As long as we bring in 2 more receivers I’m ok with him staying. He’s definitely better than huff, martino, and shep.

  61. DBrad67 Says:

    Please guy are you SER-WIOUS!!!!

  62. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Actually, depending on the price and length of the contract, it may not be such a bad idea so long as it does not prevent the Bucs from going after a speed guy.

    Obviously, Vincent would not be a starter…or not one for long. Sign him to a one year deal with an option for two. That allows him to be cut next year, and by then the speedy guy will be settled in.

    Jackson isn’t a bad WR. Winston reduced the number of times he targeted him last year. I’m not saying Jackson is still a great WR, but he is better than, say, Louis Murphy.

  63. Kevinthepainterimagine Says:

    I said this before, vjax would be a great guy to keep around. Not being relied on as our starter, but as a situational 3rd down and goal line reciever. They still need fresh blood at a high talent level at the position

  64. Eric Says:


    Yes, his offenses were not very good. No doubt. But he had one of the best defenses in history. Fact is, Dungy’s teams were consistently contenders. Gruden left that team in shambles when he was fired.

    I get that some people give most the credit to gruden and I respect that opinion, however I do not respect the opinion that dungy’s team was ever a mess. With your logic, Gruden turned the defense back into a mess.

    You’re turning into kobe faker, dude.

  65. Tony from Los Angeles Says:

    To me, this is a clear sign of the Bucs possible plans. The #1 reason to keep a guy like Vjax would be to mentor a young receiver they draft in rounds 1 or 2. Vjax did a great job with Mike Evans and the Bucs are probably hoping to get the same kind of effect with Evans for one more year and with their new #2 that they draft.

    This could mean the Bucs are not looking to break the bank with one of the receivers in free agency – going total youth movement at WR with their sage and wise mentor along for the ride.

  66. pick6 Says:

    not just diminished physically, but also diminished motivation to worry about. i don’t care how much of a professional you are, it’s awfully hard to show the same level of commitment as prior years when you are getting paid $2.5 million for the exact same job you were getting $11 million for the past five years

  67. America's Commenter Says:

    I love VJAX, but his dishes are done. So long and thanks for all the fish!

  68. JAB83 Says:


    V-Jax would make a heck of a secondary option at TIGHT END!!!!

    If he wants to come back… DO IT….


  69. celly Says:

    tmaxcon Says:
    March 1st, 2017 at 11:46 am

    How many championships. It’s time raise the standards unless the basement is enjoyable year in and year out. Only a bad team would make this gamble

    You’re right. The standard should definitely be championships. But as it currently stands, the standard around here for the LONGEST was just to not look like a pop-warner team on the field. We’ve accomplished that in 2015 (wins notwithstanding). The new standard after that was to have a winning season, the FIRST winning season in almost over 5 years.

    Now that we’ve accomplished that new standard lets raise the standard to getting in the playoffs (which we barely missed this year).

    You can’t expect a team that’s been as bad as we’ve been to go from playing like ass to in the playoffs instantly. We’re on the right track and the arrow is pointed up. If V.Jack can come in and move the chains on 3rd downs as a 3WR, why NOT let him do that?

  70. JAB83 Says:

    Now that I really think about it… THIS IS OUR IDEAL FIX AT TIGHT END…

    You know he can and will block… He is big and strong… You know he is not gonna play every play… AND WHEN HE COMES IN… You have no idea if it is pass or not…

    He is a military brat… His work ethic and motivation go without question… His numbers are solid… All the way up to his injuries… IF HE IS HEALTHY… No one should expect anything less than the normal productions he brings when he is on the field…

    He is not a number one or two WR… So you can’t expect the numbers to be as high if he is targeted less… BUT WHEN HE IS… BANK ON PRODUCTION…

    V-Jax… Please PLEASE come back and BE THE X-FACTOR I was craving from ASJ to be…

    We are one big play TE away for two years now…

    Baqardi and Coke…………. DO IT BRO…

  71. Buc1987 Says:

    Is he worthy of a roster spot? That is the question for me.

  72. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    America’s Commenter Says
    “I love VJAX, but his dishes are done. So long and thanks for all the fish!”

    LOVE the geeky reference!

  73. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Buc1987 Says
    “Is he worthy of a roster spot? That is the question for me.”

    It’s a valid question. Here’s another…is he better than Donteea Dye, Bernard Reedy, Russell Shepard, Cecil Shorts, and Freddie Martino?

    If so…he’s at least worthy of the #3 spot.

  74. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Add Josh Huff to that list. Out of those six WRs, only Russell Shepard has missed fewer games for one thing.

  75. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    And I still feel Derel Walker will be a younger version of Vincent Jackson when all is said and done. Maybe even better (on the field). I understand people see the whole CFL thing and find it hard to believe, but that just means the kid has a lot to prove. It does not mean he cannot do it.

  76. Pickgrin Says:

    Its time for VJax to return the favor Licht did him last year in not cutting him or demanding a renegotiated deal to stay.

    If Vjax wants to continue playing and is healthy – then he’s an asset. But he should return Licht’s loyalty by signing a team friendly deal in the $3M range with performance incentives up to $5 or $6M if his contribution in 2017 turns out to be significant.

  77. Buc1987 Says:

    Bonzai…I still don’t know the answer.

  78. Ben Says:

    Vincent Jackson should be a slot receiver for these reasons:
    1. He knows the offence and is a proven commodity
    2. He’s a good teammate.
    3. He’ll be cheap
    4. He’d allow us to ‘band-aid’ our lack of depth at WR for a year and allow us to focus our picks and FA on other positions
    5. He’s a big body with good hands which helps the sometimes inaccurate Winston
    6. He would understand his role and not be a distraction for ME
    7. If he and the Buss are talking about returning, it means they think he’s healed and can play (after all he has had a LOT of rehab time)
    8. He’s a good guy with a hell of a resume and we should all root for him to get a crack at a championship

  79. SCBucsFan Says:

    He’s gotta go. He looked like he wasn’t even trying and then he got injured.

  80. FutureBucsGM Says:

    He’s a valuable teacher just make him an assistant wide receiver coach.

  81. James Says:

    Why not convert him to a tight end? He definitely has the size, body and hands

  82. Dennis Crawford Says:

    I agree with Ben. Plus I believe he will be a great leader for the younger players. He’s an upstanding person and if he says he can play I believe him.