Update: Jackson's status uncertain due to hamstring
Bucs receiver Vincent Jackson returned to practice Thursday - though in a limited fashion - and his status for Sunday's game against the Bills is uncertain.
Coach Greg Schiano said he split time on Thursday between working with trainers and out on the practice field. But Schiano wouldn't commit to Jackson's availability Sunday.
"When you have a leg injury and you're a receiver, your legs are your life," Schiano said. "You've got to be able to run. We'll see when we give it a go, which I don't know when that will be. If it will be (Friday) or if it will be Saturday or if it will be Sunday, we'll give it a go. Vincent is a pro. He'll know if he can do it or not. So it will be up to him."
Coach Greg Schiano has said Wednesday he didn't believe Jackson's injury is serious, and had planned to give him Wednesday off anyways, like he did with guard Davin Joseph.
But while Joseph was back at practice Thursday, Jackson was not seen at the portion the media is able to see.
A loss of Jackson would be huge to the Bucs offense, who is already without Mike Williams (season-ending hamstring surgery). Jackson leads Tampa Bay with 963 yards and five touchdowns on 61 catches, far more than the Bucs second-leading target, tight end Tim Wright. Wright has 383 yards and two touchdowns on 36 receptions.
Schiano said if Jackson is out, it'll be all receivers "on deck" for Sunday.
The good news for the Bucs is CB Darrelle Revis was practicing again, and it appears he's good to go for Sunday.