Tampa Bay placed wide receiver Vincent Jackson on injured reserve on Tuesday after the veteran suffered an ACL injury in the Bucs' win over Carolina in Week 5.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Jackson played through an ACL injury, but received no medical attention. Rapoport adds that Jackson realized following the game that it didn't feel right. Jackson finished that game with three catches for 36 yards and will finish his fifth season in Tampa with 15 receptions for 173 yards.
Tampa is already without Doug Martin and Charles Sims at RB and Cecil Shorts at WR. Louis Murphy is back at practice and could eventually help. As the story said, Jackson was only Winston's fourth-favorite target at this point in the season.