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Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson proving to be good signing

The Buccaneers shelled out big money for Vincent Jackson in the offseason, and so far the star wideout has delivered in Tampa.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Vincent Jackson to a five-year, $55.5 million contract this past offseason, and so far it looks like the deal was a good one for both sides. The star wide receiver caught six passes for 131 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, going against Eagles corner Nnamdi Asomugha, a player he knows well from their time spent playing in the AFC West for the Chargers and Raiders:

"I really do enjoy playing against the elite corners in this league - they bring out the best in you," Jackson said. "They're tough guys, they win their battles, you win your battles, and that's the fun part of playing this game. That's why I play.

Sunday was Jackson's fourth 100-yard game of the season. He has 56 catches for 1,145 yards and eight touchdowns for the season. Each of those numbers are just short of career highs, which Jackson will likely reach over the final three weeks of the regular season.

The Bucs, currently 6-7, face a tough road for making the playoffs. They need to win out at the very minimum, and also hope for some help from the teams in front of them.

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