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Bucs pull plug on Dexter Jackson

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Looks like the Bucs have pulled the plug on Dexter Jackson.

Jim Flynn reports the Bucs have released the second-round pick from a year ago. That's not a surprise because Jackson has been a major disappointment.

He was handed the return job a year ago, but flopped in that role. Undrafted rookie Clifton Smith took his place and ended up in the Pro Bowl.

After the firing of coach Jon Gruden, replacement Raheem Morris pledged to give Jackson a chance at receiver and returner this year. But Jackson showed little and was injured for part of the preseason.