Vincent Jackson signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they signed free agent receiver Vincent Jackson

NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora the deal is worth just under $56 million, with $26 million guaranteed.

Recent reports have linked the two sides together and now it is official. The Bucs have about $43 million in salary-cap space this off-season and they said that they wanted to make a splash. They did just that by signing the best free agent wide receiver.

Jackson to Tampa is a great fit for both sides. The Buccaneers needed a true number one receiver and they get that in Jackson. He will join Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn as the starting receivers. Jackson is a two-time Pro Bowl receiver.

The Chicago Bears were also rumored to be interested in Jackson, but those talks died down once they traded for Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall.