The Pro Bowler has missed essentially the

entire season. Jackson

held out in a lengthy contract Chicago

Blackhawks Jerseys dispute with the team, then served a three-game

roster-exempt penalty once he signed. He rejoined the Chargers' roster before a

Nov. 28 game against the Indianapolis Colts, but he exited that game with a

calf injury after two snaps.

It's likely that wide

receiver Vincent Jackson will play Thursday for the San Diego Chargers in new era hats their

Thursday Night Football showdown with the San Francisco 49ers, according to a source

with knowledge of the situation.

A sixth-year NFL

veteran, Jackson made his first Pro Bowl last season. He has posted

back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving campaigns, and has 200 catches for 3,429

yards and 25 touchdowns in his career.

Tight end Antonio

Gates is fighting back from a painful foot injury and is likely to be more of a

game-time decision. Jackson

was active Sunday wholesale nfl jerseys against the Kansas City

Chiefs, finishing with two receptions for 29 yards. There was some concern

about whether he could go again on a short week.