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Redskins terminate Tanard Jackson’s contract

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Earlier today, the Redskins said they “might” give Tanard Jackson a chance.

And then again, they “might” not.

According to the league’s transaction wire, the Redskins terminated Jackson’s contract today.

Jackson had missed the last two seasons because of suspensions for substance abuse violations, and he would have had to have been on a serious training program to be ready to contribute right now.

Teams will likely continue to monitor him, and if he’s serious about a comeback, someone might call. He’s only 28, so it’s not unreasonable to think he could, if he wants to.

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28 Responses to “Redskins terminate Tanard Jackson’s contract”
  1. rodvmunchiii says: May 6, 2014 4:48 PM

    The substance abuse here is marijuana, not PEDs or ‘roids.

    Jackson was a great player for the Bucs and it sucks he basically got kicked out of football for smoking pot. But then again how dumb do you have to be to smoke pot and lose what would have been a huge contract.

    Anyways good luck to Jackson.

  2. whysomanylosers says: May 6, 2014 4:54 PM

    “Reports of failing another NFL drug test….” in 3….2….1…..

  3. beerbudsnbevo says: May 6, 2014 4:57 PM

    Yeah, wouldn’t want him to be a bad influence on guys like DJax…

  4. billco6192013 says: May 6, 2014 4:58 PM

    Now he will be a star on another team .Redskins is what caused him to smoke all those blunts.Terrible franchise

  5. rg3andthensome says: May 6, 2014 4:58 PM

    WHY WOULD WE CUT THE MOST TALENTED SAFETY WE HAVE???

    WITHOUT GIVING HIM A SHOT?

  6. cguy7 says: May 6, 2014 5:20 PM

    HTTR?…

  7. allidoiswin55 says: May 6, 2014 5:41 PM

    Redskins lead the league in suspensions when Seattle “barely surpassed them. ” when Seattle barely passed them all we heard from the media hype train was how Seattle had a problem . Even some or you skins fans said so not knowing facts . Now the skins have more players suspended currently than Seattle and only one player on Seattle roster was suspended for peds .

    Oh and save your time about him being a backup . Three suspensions for Seattle were to practice squad reserves / inactive and cut and or players who never sniffed the field .

  8. skins1970 says: May 6, 2014 5:42 PM

    Goodbye To Tenard Jackson he is a idiot, he knew he was going to be reinstated and he would rather smoke weed then get in shape to play football. What a waste of talent.

  9. bucfanforlife says: May 6, 2014 5:42 PM

    I love this guy, but he forced my bucs to draft barron but this kid was a missile and could catch ints, I believe at the time the only rook to ever start on d during montes time

  10. weepingjebus says: May 6, 2014 5:43 PM

    But I thought pot isn’t addictive? That’s what all the habitual users say. Wait a second…

  11. stunzeed5 says: May 6, 2014 5:47 PM

    #HTTR…..he’s an idiot. #REDSKINS

  12. iamdinguskhan says: May 6, 2014 6:03 PM

    Painful but good move for Redskin Nation. We all know this guy has great talent but he has let down the Bucs and Skins putting both teams in bad positions. Why in the world would any team trust a valuable roster spot to this guy? Skins did and got royally screwed. Give the roster spot to someone who puts the team over pot. HTTR!

  13. granadafan says: May 6, 2014 6:31 PM

    For some morons, weed > millions of dollars.

  14. rmcnulty234 says: May 6, 2014 6:40 PM

    Denver Broncos

  15. blackqbwhiterb says: May 6, 2014 6:52 PM

    “Because I got High”

  16. believeland1954 says: May 6, 2014 7:54 PM

    Did he ever play a down for the Skins? Interesting that someone posted he was their best safety. Sarcasm?

  17. RG3D says: May 6, 2014 8:05 PM

    It’s possible but I highly doubt that being out of shape was the reason, not for a 28-year-old world class athlete. They are not the same as you and me.

  18. razzzmajazzz says: May 6, 2014 8:21 PM

    What? You didn’t call the Jets for a trade first? You could have gotten at least a 2nd round for him! Rex needs someone to play the organ grinder and ring the bell on the clown car.

  19. rhob60 says: May 6, 2014 8:48 PM

    The NFL is ridiculous. So what if a guy smokes some weed? Imagine the pain they’re in by the time a player is 30? Wild they rather the guy be hooked on pain killers? With many states decriminalizing weed, the NFL should reexamine their own laws.

  20. cueghost says: May 6, 2014 8:56 PM

    Jerry Jones is on line one, Mr. Jackson.

  21. sumkat says: May 6, 2014 8:57 PM

    It’s not really “if he wants to”. It’s more like “if he wants to more than he wants to get high”

  22. rg3andthensome says: May 6, 2014 9:00 PM

    He was our best safety…Watch Football @BELIEVELAND1954

    It is just how bad we are, tool.

  23. bleedrangerblue says: May 6, 2014 9:13 PM

    Same team that signed MEVis last yr. lol

  24. skinsfan91 says: May 6, 2014 9:13 PM

    I assume they know what they’re doing. But hey, the Eagles released their best receiver and now have to face him twice a year. Can’t be as bad a release as that!

  25. skinsfantom says: May 6, 2014 9:43 PM

    excuse me mr. NAMATH but we’re gonna win the nfc east, I GUARANTEE IT. HAIL

  26. philyeagles5 says: May 6, 2014 10:39 PM

    Please Philly go get him

  27. tangysizzl says: May 6, 2014 10:49 PM

    Fact: Marijuana is not addictive, it has no physical withdrawl symptoms associated with long or short term use.

    Having said that, anything that gets you “high” can be mentally “addicting”. That includes food, gambling, exercise, football ect.

    As for Tanard Jackson, he should be on his way to Green Bay as we speak because the Packers need to upgrade the talent level at safety and they showed last year and years ealrlier they’re not scared to employ the recently suspended for substance abuse players. ie Koren Robinson(Alcohol DUI) Johnny Jolly(Codeine, Prison).

    Hell, Jackson is a choir boy when compared to those two as far as being a danger to himself or others. Why the hell not, sure its been 2 years since he played football but that didn’t stop them from giving Johnny Jolly a shot after he missed 2 years. Snatch him up Ted.

  28. bcajun says: May 7, 2014 7:14 AM

    Sounds like a perfect fit for Seahawks

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