TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Free agent wide receiver Vincent Jackson has
signed a five-year, $55.55 million contract with the Tampa Bay
Jackson was one of the top wideouts available in free
agency once San Diego decided not to give him the franchise tag. It
didn't take him long to hook up with Tampa Bay and quarterback Josh
Freeman, in whose honor Jackson got all those 5s in the deal; Freeman
wears uniform No. 5.
The contract, negotiated by Schwartz and
Feinsod Agency, will pay Jackson $13 million in each of his first two
years, then $10 million for the third year.
Jackson will provide a
deep threat for Freeman, whose other receivers, Mike Williams and
Arrelious Benn, are more short-range targets.