Report: Tanard Jackson to be reinstated

Report: Tanard Jackson to be reinstated
May 5, 2014, 1:45 pm
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Tanard Jackson, who has been suspended since just before the start of the 2012 seasons, will be reinstated by the NFL, according to multiple media reports.

The Redskins signed Jackson in 2012 after the Bucs released him. He had a history of drug suspensions but the team was desperate for safety help and brought him in.

Things went well through the spring and training camp but a week before they opened the season the Redskins were notified that Jackson would be suspended again, this time indefinitely.

He has remained suspended until this point. He remains under contract to the Redskins for this year for a salary of $745,000.

Because of suspensions and injuries Jackson has played in only 12 games since the end of the 2009 season. The Redskins could elect to release him or give him a chance of making the team.

Jackson would be the eight safety on the roster. He would join projected starters Ryan Clark and Brandon Meriweather, 2013 draft picks Phillip Thomas and Bacarri Rambo, and Jose Gumbs, Akeem Davis, Jose Gumbs, and Trenton Robinson.

The news of Jackson's reinstatement was first reported by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.