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Redskins “might give” Tanard Jackson a chance

Lennon Creer, Tanard Jackson AP

During his pre-draft press conference on Tuesday, Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen confirmed Monday’s report that safety Tanard Jackson is being reinstated from suspension by the NFL after missing the last two seasons.

According to Allen, though, that reinstatement doesn’t mean Jackson is definitely going to be with the Redskins.

“Later today, he’ll be taking his physical exam,” Allen said, via CSN Washington. “And if he meets all of those conditions that the NFL has laid out for him, and after meeting with him, we might give him a chance, yes.”

Allen didn’t elaborate on what the conditions of his reinstatement are, although one imagines that steering clear of the substance abuse violations that caused the suspensions are right at the top of the list. Allen also said that Jackson’s change in status would not impact their draft strategy at safety, where they currently have Brandon Meriweather, Ryan Clark, Bacarri Rambo and Phillip Thomas.

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11 Responses to “Redskins “might give” Tanard Jackson a chance”
  1. barsfordays says: May 6, 2014 2:58 PM

    I dont think he can beat out Ryan Clark or Brandon Meriweather in training camp, but he might start a few games when Clark and Meriweather get suspended for headshots

  2. hendawg21 says: May 6, 2014 3:00 PM

    His chances may not be good, all the other local homeboys who came home to play haven’t panned out…see Josh Wilson, Josh Morgan and the countless others before them…

  3. kinggator says: May 6, 2014 3:02 PM

    Get it together “Cheech” !!

  4. jfholdforth says: May 6, 2014 3:09 PM

    I’m rooting for this guy.

  5. stevenray72 says: May 6, 2014 3:13 PM

    After the poor play the Redskins had in the defensive backfield last year the added competition is welcome.

  6. readysethike says: May 6, 2014 3:22 PM

    I think they will give him a shot. He was a baller in Tampa and he’s younger than Clark and Merriweather

  7. gtskyrider says: May 6, 2014 3:26 PM

    I wouldn’t mind he he came back to Tampa…I think he would be a good fit with the other Safeties.

  8. getyourownname says: May 6, 2014 3:49 PM

    Funny how the local radio beat reporters kept talking yesterday how the Skins brass knew some time ago that Jackson was coming off suspension and that this factored into their strategy for not signing safeties other than the aged Ryan Clark who everyone assumes cannot play the whole season, if at all.

    Meanwhile Allen is now pretending they might not use him. Sounds like he’s been studying personnel management techniques from Danny boy.

  9. dcdiggler says: May 6, 2014 3:54 PM

    Played ball with him in High School and he’s a good guy. Fell off track, but I can tell you personally that he’s been incredibly humbled by his suspension. I’m pulling for him!

  10. htown995 says: May 6, 2014 3:55 PM

    Skins Are gonna be lousy again trade rg3

  11. hailvictory says: May 6, 2014 4:05 PM

    2 years away from the game is a LONG time.

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