Tanard Jackson DB WAS 8 Months

Suspended Redskins FS Tanard Jackson was eligible to apply for reinstatement on August 31.

Jackson was suspended indefinitely on August 31 of last year for multiple violations of the league's substance-abuse policy. Redskins DC Jim Haslett said in June that the team would welcome Jackson back if reinstated. He hasn't appeared in a regular season game since the 2011 finale with the Buccaneers.

Tanard Jackson DB WAS 10 Months

Redskins DC Jim Haslett says the team would welcome back suspended FS Tanard Jackson if he's reinstated before the season.

Jackson's suspension for multiple violations of the league's substance-abuse policy is considered "indefinite," but is subject to review on September 3 -- just under one week before Washington's opener against Philadelphia. "He's a heck of a football player,' Haslett said of Jackson. "I don't know where that stands with the NFL, but we'd welcome him back with open arms."

Tanard Jackson DB WAS Apr 15 '13

The Redskins are "hopeful" suspended FS Tanard Jackson will be reinstated for 2013, but it's considered "no sure thing."

Tanard Jackson DB WAS Mar 02 '13

Suspended FS Tanard Jackson remains under contract with the Redskins for 2013.

Jackson, suspended indefinitely for multiple violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy, had his $700,000 base salary from 2012 "tolled" into 2013. He is eligible for reinstatement beginning on August 31. The Redskins can't be counting on Jackson. Anything they get from him should be considered a big bonus.

Tanard Jackson DB WAS Aug 31 '12

Redskins FS Tanard Jackson has been suspended indefinitely for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Per FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, Jackson's status will not be re-evaluated until 2013. According to beat writer John Keim, the Redskins had been waiting a "long time" to learn Jackson's status, suggesting they knew such a ban was possible. Jackson, of course, was suspended for all of 2010 for violating the NFL's drug policy. He had been competing with Madieu Williams and DeJon Gomes at free safety. Although Jackson is still only 27, a second year-long ban is going to threaten his career.

Tanard Jackson DB WAS Jul 30 '12

Redskins FS Tanard Jackson (shoulder surgery) has been activated from the active/PUP list.

It means Jackson has been cleared to practice, and will no longer be eligible to begin the year on the reserve/PUP list. Jackson will compete with Madieu Williams and DeJon Gomes for the Redskins' starting free safety job. Jackson would do well to display improved tackling skills early in camp, as he was perhaps the single worst player in the league against the run last season.

Tanard Jackson DB WAS Jul 28 '12

Redskins FS Tanard Jackson (shoulder surgery) has begun camp on the active/PUP list.

Jackson originally estimated he'd be ready to roll by June 1 following his January rotator cuff operation. Jackson can be activated at any time, but could get buried behind Madieu Williams and DeJon Gomes on the depth chart if he's out for long.

Tanard Jackson DB WAS Apr 13 '12

Redskins signed FS Tanard Jackson, formerly of the Buccaneers.

That didn't take long. The Redskins were fully expected to consider Jackson now that former Bucs coach Raheem Morris is running the secondary. Turning 27 in July, Jackson is worth the risk as long as it's a low-cost deal. He will likely compete with Madieu Williams and DeJon Gomes for the starting free safety job. Jackson's signing certainly hurts Williams' chances of making the team.

Tanard Jackson DB WAS Apr 11 '12

Free agent FS Tanard Jackson attributed his poor tackling last season to playing through a torn rotator cuff.

Jackson had surgery in January and expects to be healthy by June 1. "Man, my shoulder been injured since '09 and something that I put off and I played through a series of injuries," he said. "Not to make excuses for the way I played, but I had a lot of injuries last year, two bad hamstrings and a torn rotator cuff." Jackson was released by the Bucs on Tuesday. He could resurface with old coach Raheem Morris, who now coaches DBs in Washington.

Tanard Jackson DB WAS Apr 11 '12

Upon releasing Tanard Jackson, GM Mark Dominik made it clear the Bucs were not pleased with his growth on and off the field.

After missing 23 games due to substance abuse suspensions over the past three years, Jackson failed to show for the voluntary offseason program. Jackson concedes his approach to rehab may have played a part in the release. Lest there was any doubt, new coach Greg Schiano is running a much tighter ship than Raheem Morris ever did.