As the Redskins cut to 53 players, at some point they may have another roster spot open.
According to Jay Glazer of FOX, Redskins safety Tanard Jackson is facing a suspension of at least one year for his latest violation of the the substance-abuse policy.
Jackson, who signed with the Redskins in the offseason after five seasons in Tampa, was suspended for a year in September 2010.
The posture of Jackson’s current case is unclear. Glazer says that Jackson has been informed of the suspension. Jackson has appeal rights, and Jackson possibly could secure a reduction of the banishment.
If his appeal fails, Jackson will miss at least one calendar year, at which time he would have to apply for reinstatement. He will be available to play until the suspension is finalized.
Jackson currently is listed as a third-string free safety for the Redskins, behind Madieu Williams and DeJon Gomes.
A fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft, Jackson started every game of his first two NFL seasons.