Report: NFL to reinstate Redskins' Tanard Jackson
After missing two full seasons due to multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy, Washington Redskins safety Tanard Jackson will be reinstated by the league on Tuesday, according to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports.
Jackson also received a one-year suspension two weeks into the 2010 season for use of a banned substance while with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and was not allowed to play football again until October of the following year.
Washington signed Jackson in 2012 and he has not yet been eligible to play a game for them. The team currently has Ryan Clark and Brandon Meriweather atop their depth chart at safety, but Jackson could contend for playing time if the team elects to keep him on, according to ProFootballTalk's Josh Alper.
The Redskins have been notified by the NFL that suspended S Tanard Jackson will be officially reinstated on Tues, per a league source — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) May 5, 2014