Bucs cut ineffective receiver Jackson

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released underachieving wide receiver Dexter Jackson.

Jackson was a second-round draft pick out of Appalachian State in 2008. He appeared in the first seven games of last season, primarily as a kick returner.

The 23-year-old returned 20 punts and 14 kickoffs with limited success before losing the kick return job to undrafted free agent Clifton Smith. Smith went on become a Pro Bowl selection, while Jackson did not get into a game again.

The Bucs announced the move before practice Monday. Jackson didn't have any receptions as a rookie and has been slowed this preseason by an ankle injury.