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Buccaneers place WR Vincent Jackson on injured reserve

Vincent Jackson is a big name, but not the same producer he once was.

The San Francisco 49ers face a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that has lost a big name, albeit one who has not produced a whole lot this year. The team announced on Tuesday that wide receiver Vincent Jackson is going on injured reserve with a torn ACL.

Jackson has been a big producer for the Bucs, but starting last year, injuries became an issue. He played ten games last year, and then five this year before his injury. Mike Evans remains the Bucs No. 1 receiver, but Adam Humphries has emerged as the No. 2. Add in tight end Cameron Brate stepping up with the release of Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and Jackson was likely going to see his production continue to decline. Through five weeks, he was averaging three receptions and 34 yards per game.

The 49ers head into Week 7 with Tramaine Brock starting on one side, and potentially getting Jimmie Ward back on the other side. Ward took part in practice, although we do not know if he would be listed as limited for this session. Rashard Robinson missed Tuesday’s practice while he works through the concussion protocol. If neither is able to play on Sunday, Keith Reaser would likely get the start opposite Brock.