August 18, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) is unable to make a catch while defended by Washington Redskins safety Tanard Jackson and defensive back Josh Wilson (26) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Redskins safety Tanard Jackson suspended


Washington Redskins safety Tanard Jackson has been suspended indefinitely for violation the NFL’s susbstance abuse policy.  Jackson had just recently been let off of suspension for a previous violation of the same policy.  Jackson was on suspension for the entire 2013 season, and has not played for the Redskins since signing with them in 2012.

Since being re-instated Jackson has participated in the Redskins offseason program, and was attempting to compete for a spot on the team.  However, this latest suspension will more than likely end any chance Jackson had of making the team.  And the fact that he had not played in almost two seasons made that chance a remote one to begin with.

The Redskins re-signed safety Brandon Meriweather in the offseason, and signed free agent Ryan Clark as well.  Plus they have 2012 draft picks Bacarri Rambo and Phillip Thomas also competing at safety, so the Redskins already had other players on hand who were already above Tanard Jackson on the depth chart.

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  • trinity

    He’s an idiot. he gave everyone this sob story last time about how he worked in a warehouse during his last suspension, and that humbled him and opened his eyes. Then he turned right around and did the same thing. His career is over, and that’s all because of his own stupidity. Maybe they’ll hire him back on at the warehouse lol.

    • http://fanonfiresportswire.com/ Maurice Barksdale

      It’s hard to understand situations like Tanard Jackson and Josh Gordon. Jackson’s chances of making the team weren’t that great, but he at least was being given a chance, and now that’s all over.

      • trinity

        And to me, it’s just flagrant idiocy on the part of him and Gordon. I have no sympathy.

  • Adam Banig

    I laugh at Bruce Allen, Raheem Morris, those in the media and those fans who believed Tanard would change! Ha… Ha! Lol

    • http://fanonfiresportswire.com/ Maurice Barksdale

      I was hoping he’d be able to contribute at least some competition at safety, but then again it’s not as if the Redskins have really missed anything from him to begin with.