Vincent Jackson is officially back. Today the Chargers added the wide out to the active roster as he nears his return to the field.
Jackson signed his one-year tender October 29 after a prolonged holdout, but had to serve a three-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, and was placed on the roster-exempt list. He will be eligible to play in Sunday night’s game at Indianapolis.
Jackson started all 15 games he played in last season, catching 68 passes for 1,167 yards and nine touchdowns to establish career highs in each category. During his five seasons in the league, all with San Diego, Jackson has made 198 catches for 3,400 yards and 25 scores.
If he can get even close to the form of where he was last season, it’s just another weapon for the Chargers who are getting better and seem to be on the verge of making a playoff run in the AFC West.