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Dexter Jackson resurfaces in UFL

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Receiver Dexter Jackson, a participant in the Appalachian State upset-for-the-ages over Michigan in 2007 who became a failed second-round draft pick of the Buccaneers in 2008, has long since seen his NFL career end.  He’ll be trying to get back on track toward the highest level of the game by joining the UFL.

Jackson officially has joined the Virginia Destroyers of the UFL, where he’ll be coached by Marty Schottenheimer.  The Destroyers also have signed former NFL defensive back Aaron Rouse.

Other Monday business for the only American pro football league that will be playing games in 2011 includes Las Vegas adding defensive back Lewis Baker, receiver Cameron Colvin, and tight end Dezmond Sherrod.  Offensive lineman Torrin Tucker and receiver Mario Urrutia have signed with the Sacramento Mountain Lions.

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11 Responses to “Dexter Jackson resurfaces in UFL”
  1. lgbarn says: May 23, 2011 11:07 AM

    One of the worst draft pics by Jon Gruden. Typical Raider mentality. Pick a guy because he’s fast, not because he was a great college player.

  2. target32 says: May 23, 2011 11:11 AM

    Wasn’t Jackson the MVP of Super Bowl XXXVII? I know he only had a brief stint with the Bucs, twice.

    But winning a Super Bowl MVP for a team, it’s tough to call him a failure to a team I think.

    My opinion of course.

  3. bucngator says: May 23, 2011 11:19 AM

    Jackson was picked early in the 2nd, because there was a run on the WR position, and Bruce Allen thought he was going to be left out…. so he desperately picked “turtle” (cause he always went into his shell).

    Dexter’s problems began, when he admitted to one of the local papers, he was scared when returning kicks…. WTF was he thinking??

    Promptly relegated to Gruden’s doghouse, he never got another chance to sniff the field.

    Back to the UFL…. I don’t know the teams, nor the players in that league…. but I’ll be watching this summer….. and could not care less about the NFL, until both sides get over their PR campaign of trying to win the fans support and get back to bargaining a new CBA….. not a settlement to Brady’s lawsuit!!

  4. beatnik25 says: May 23, 2011 11:31 AM

    @target32

    You’re thinking of the other Dexter Jackson. He was a safety, this is the WR.

  5. usfdrewhamilton says: May 23, 2011 11:32 AM

    @target32. You’re talking About DJax the Safety from FSU

    @BucnGator, since when is the 26th pick in round 2, early?

  6. nowathand twitter.com/Chris_M_Bach says: May 23, 2011 12:37 PM

    target32 missed Dexter Jackson’s 0 catches, 0 yards and 0 total TDs. Anyone could have missed that.

  7. drocexpress says: May 23, 2011 2:59 PM

    The UFL is broke, they have no money. There will not be a UFL season next year either

  8. rajbais says: May 23, 2011 2:59 PM

    Yes, then they’ll drop him the way he does with footballs!!!

  9. j0esixpack says: May 23, 2011 3:54 PM

    Say what you want about Randy’s track record post Patriots, but ultimately he made the Vikings and Titans a better team.

    They’ve improved their coaching staffs significantly.

  10. granadafan says: May 23, 2011 5:13 PM

    It’s too bad the UFL isn’t more popular or supported better by the NFL. They could use it as a sort of minor league to keep players fresh and they’re outside of college. Keep more players employed, otherwise there’d be more crime (using Ray Ray’s logic).

  11. bucsballer says: May 24, 2011 12:37 PM

    Target ur thinking of the boss saftey. This was one of our many crap wide out picks

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