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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Bucs lose potential competitor for Jackson

By Pat Yasinskas

If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers really are going to go after free-agent receiver Vincent Jackson, they just lost a competitor.

ESPN’s John Clayton reports that the Chicago Bears have worked a trade with Miami for receiver Brandon Marshall. That apparently takes the Bears out of the market for Jackson. Entering free agency, the Washington Redskins, Bears and Bucs had been the teams most tied by speculation to Jackson.

Clayton also has some news on another receiver. That’s New Orleans’ Robert Meachem. He’s on his way to Buffalo. After re-signing Marques Colston, the Saints are unlikely to bring back Meachem, who also could be a potential target for the Bucs.