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Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson misses practice with Achilles injury

DeSean Jackson, Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson missed practice on Wednesday as a result of an Achilles injury, according to Eduardo Encina of The Tampa Bay Times.

Jackson suffered the injury during his team’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys this past Sunday, which also happened to be his first game back since injuring his thumb in late November.

“We’ll just have to see how it goes this week,” said Buccaneers head coach Koetter. “They followed up with all the stuff. They do that with everybody. No matter how minor it might seem, they’re checking on all of it.”

Jackson recorded just one catch for 24 yards in the defeat against the Cowboys.

The performance was indicative of Jackson’s season as a whole. He has hauled in 41 receptions for 774 yards and four touchdowns on the year, and while those aren’t bad numbers, they are not what the Buccaneers envisioned when they signed him in March 2017.

Jackson’s first season in Tampa Bay was not all that impressive, either, as he caught just 50 passes for 668 yards and three scores.

The 32-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of California, was originally selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round (49th pick overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

He had a successful run with the Eagles, making three Pro Bowls and finishing with over 1,000 yards in three of his six seasons with the club.

Jackson then made his way to the Washington Redskins, where he spent three years and produced mix results.

The Bucs will conclude their season when they host the Atlanta Falcons this weekend.