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Report: NFL reinstates Bucs S Tanard Jackson

Posted on: October 11, 2011 3:52 pm
Edited on: October 11, 2011 3:53 pm
 
Jackson should help the Bucs secondary. (US PRESSWIRE)
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Thirteen months ago, the NFL suspended Buccaneers safety Tanard Jackson indefinitely for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

At the time, Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik said “Tanard is a talented young man whom we hope is able to use this year to put his troubles behind him and ultimately return a stronger man and player. It's up to Tanard whether the team and our fans eventually realize his considerable promise.”

Tuesday, Jackson, who worked out with teammates during the lockout, was reinstated, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Jackson, a 2007 fourth-round pick out of Syracuse, was suspended for four games in 2009 for the same issues that got him the year-long suspension last year. Jackson has started 46 career games, all with the Bucs, and the only games he missed were due to the aforementioned suspensions.

Tampa Bay's defense could use Jackson, too. Cody Grimm, who replaced Jackson last season, was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury last month. And Sunday in San Francisco, the Bucs suffered a 48-3 throttling at the hands of the resurgent 49ers.

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Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Report: NFL reinstates Bucs S Tanard Jackson

Like i said the first time i bet him and Talib are best friends. He won't be the last one out of the tunnel because he is  not even on the active roster. Bucs play in London next week then a bye then at N.O. He will be waiting till Nov. 13th till there next home game if he can make it that long. He looks like Tyrone Biggums in that picture!


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Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:59 pm
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Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:36 pm
 

Report: NFL reinstates Bucs S Tanard Jackson

I guess the league realized that while Tanard may look like a bad guy to most people, he actually looks pretty good when you consider him in the context of the Bucs' secondary.  Tanard and his mother never joined forces to gun someone down, so he has that going for him, which is nice.



Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:54 pm
 

Report: NFL reinstates Bucs S Tanard Jackson

I bet "he" and Talib are best friends.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 6:59 pm
 

Report: NFL reinstates Bucs S Tanard Jackson

he will help, our defense looking shakey. No way should the 49ers dom us that bad.




Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 5:32 pm
 

Report: NFL reinstates Bucs S Tanard Jackson

The fans like the guy and don't be shocked if he is the last out of the tunnel and see the standing "O" this guy gets when he runs out on to the field. There are a lot of athletes that have done a lot worse than this guy.




Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Report: NFL reinstates Bucs S Tanard Jackson

I bet him and Talib are best friends.




Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 5:07 pm
 

Report: NFL reinstates Bucs S Tanard Jackson

Timing couldn't be better. 2 safeties just put on IR. T Jack definately makes the secondary better so long as he can stay clean. Hopefully he has learned his lesson. I know he was working out with the team during the offseason while the lockout was going on as the team ran their own offseason workouts. I know there will be those that come out of the woodworks saying he is a thug and blah blah blah. I understand what he has done. Every team has at least one of these guys and some have more than one so name your team you follow and I bet we can all find someone like this.


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