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Bucs' Vincent Jackson sidelined again by sprained knee

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December

For the second time this season, the Bucs will have to play without veteran Vincent Jackson, who injured his knee in Sunday's loss to the Saints and could be done for the season.

The Bucs are not putting Jackson on season-ending injured reserve with three games left in the regular season, but NFL Network reported that he sprained his medial collateral ligament, an injury that typically sidelines a player four weeks or more.

The Bucs' receiver depth took another hit Monday when undrafted rookie Rannell Hall of UCF was signed off their practice squad to the Browns' active roster. After Jackson's injury Sunday, the Bucs leaned heavily on two undrafted rookies -- Donteea Dye and Adam Humphries -- who had two catches on six targets,  with Humphries getting his first career touchdown.

Jackson, limited by injuries to 10 games, will fall short of 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in his four years with the Bucs -- he has 33 catches for 543 yards and three touchdowns this season.

[Last modified: Monday, December 14, 2015 6:24pm]

    

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