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Report: Tanard Jackson not a free agent

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Redskins safety Tanard Jackson continues to serve a suspension that kept him off the field in 2012, and he is reportedly ineligible for reinstatement until August 31.

In the meantime, the Redskins continue to hold Jackson’s rights, Mark Maske of The Washington Post reported on Friday. According to Maske, Jackson’s one-year contract for 2012 holds for 2013, per NFL rules.

Jackson, whose suspension stems from a violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, started 56 games for Tampa Bay from 2007 to 2011. His most productive season came in 2009, when he notched 71 tackles and intercepted five passes. However, he missed portions of the 2009 and 2011 seasons and nearly all of 2010 because of suspension before being suspended again last summer.

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14 Responses to “Report: Tanard Jackson not a free agent”
  1. bucrightoff says: Mar 1, 2013 5:23 PM

    Pretty good player, world class weed smoker.

  2. lgbarn says: Mar 1, 2013 5:29 PM

    Talented guy who thinks May Jane (Think Rick James) is more important than playing football.

  3. heathshuler says: Mar 1, 2013 5:40 PM

    i broke this man’s leg in pop warner (columbia bulldogs vs howard county trojans).

    hopefully he can get it together because he is a heck of an athlete.

  4. jwayne111 says: Mar 1, 2013 5:47 PM

    What a Dummy…sounds like slap on the wrist was not good enuff.

  5. bucsfan90 says: Mar 1, 2013 5:53 PM

    I am SO thankful New Schiano World Order identified this idiot early, and disposed of him accordingly.

  6. dcdiggler says: Mar 1, 2013 5:56 PM

    I know it seems farfetched, but if the Skins can straighten him out, he could be an asset. Just important not to rely on him… I played ball with him in HS. Good kid and solid character. Addiction is tough to deal with though.

  7. rg3andout says: Mar 1, 2013 6:26 PM

    another poor pickup by the redskins, fail

  8. blackqbwhiterb says: Mar 1, 2013 6:44 PM

    “Son, if you can play, I’ll pay ya multi millions… But you can’t smoke weed.”…

    “No deal…”

  9. rtant2013 says: Mar 1, 2013 6:46 PM

    Haha don’t try to blame his problems on an addiction, no one in this world is addicted to marijuana, and if they say they are then they’re lying. His problem is he has choosen weed and having fun over being a professional football player not an addiction. Play football, make a few million dollars, retire and then smoke all the weed you want.

  10. greatestgamensports says: Mar 1, 2013 6:59 PM

    What a loser but hey he fits right in with that worthless franchise

  11. turbo2728 says: Mar 1, 2013 7:13 PM

    This guy should have been a marquee safety in the league by this stage of his career. Instead, he literally smoked his considerable promise away.

  12. thehairychestsportsblog says: Mar 1, 2013 7:39 PM

    greatestgamensports says:Mar 1, 2013 6:59 PM

    What a loser but hey he fits right in with that worthless franchise

    That worthless franchise is one of the richest sports franchises in the world and we just won the NFC east with two rookies leading the way….great insult bruh…3 Lombardis in the case.

  13. jwreck says: Mar 1, 2013 7:50 PM

    So a contract previously approved by the league office has been altered by somewhat by previously established rules? Sounds like unfair competitive advantage. The Redskins will be down to a dollar thirty in cap room the cap by tomorrow morning.

  14. illogic87 says: Mar 2, 2013 10:59 AM

    who names their kid tanard

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