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Tanard Jackson released by Redskins hours after reinstatement
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Jackson was scheduled to take a physical at Redskins Park at some point on Tuesday, and general manager Bruce Allen, during a press conference held before noon to address the upcoming NFL draft, said Jackson had not yet done so.
“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 said. “When he was suspended, we understood he had to comply with a lot of rules and regulations that the league and the Players Association have agreed to. I think it’s a compliment to him — I have not talked to him yet because he’s really not reinstated until later today — that he still has a desire to play, so I look forward to talking to him and having the coaches talk to him.”
According to a person close familiar with the situation, Jackson did not fail the physical, and he was not listed with that designation on the league’s daily transaction report. He signed a one-year, $700,000 contract in April 2012 that commuted because of his suspension, which was for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.
The 28-year-old did not play in a regular-season game for the Redskins, and he had not played in one since Jan. 1, 2012, when he had one tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a Week 17 road loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
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