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Vincent Jackson will be a game-time decision

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints

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Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson participated in practice for the second straight day on Friday, putting him firmly on the path back to the lineup after three games on the sideline with a knee injury.

Now we’ll just need to wait a couple of days to see if he reaches his destination on Sunday or if this week’s work laid the foundation for a return in Week 12. Jackson has been listed as questionable for Tampa’s game against the Eagles and Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports that he spent time after Friday’s practice working with quarterback Jameis Winston and the team’s other wide receivers.

Getting Jackson back should be a boost to Winston, who has been looking to Mike Evans early and often since Jackson and Louis Murphy have been out of action. The rest of the receiving corps is inexperienced and another target like Jackson would force defenses to come up with new approaches to stopping Tampa’s attack.

The same would be true of tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who has also been listed as questionable. Auman notes that the second-year player hasn’t been cleared for contact yet, however, and that points to an eighth game on the sideline with a shoulder injury.