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.