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      Ex-Buc Tanard Jackson gets another chance with RedskinsBy Ira Kaufman | Tribune Staff Published: July 5, 201426642097-8deb-4905-bc08-6ada5adfc133_zpsa98beb7f.pngTanard JacksonTAMPA — When the Washington Redskins report to training camp July 24, Tanard Jackson will be relegated to the shadows.Members of the national media who show up at Richmond, Va., that day will be interested in talking to quarterback Robert Griffin III, new wide receiver DeSean Jackson or rookie head coach Jay Gruden.Some reporters may inquire about the controversy swirling around the franchise’s name.Jackson won’t be in the spotlight, and that’s all right because you don’t need extra scrutiny when you’re trying to save a once-promising career now in shambles.Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans will remember Jackson as a dynamic safety selected out of Syracuse in the fourth round of the 2007 draft. A converted college cornerback, Jackson started all 16 games as a rookie for a club that won the NFC South under Jon Gruden, powered by the NFL’s top-rated defense.There were some reservations about Jackson’s character heading into the 2007 draft, but the Bucs figured they had pulled off a steal until he was suspended the first four games of the 2009 season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.When Jackson returned, he intercepted five passes the rest of the way, returning two for touchdowns.Given a second chance, Jackson sounded remorseful in the summer of 2010.“I let all my teammates and the Buc organization down and I cannot get those four games back,’’ Jackson told me at training camp. “But now all this stuff is behind me. I’ve learned a lot.’’One month later, Jackson was back in the news for all the wrong reasons — suspended indefinitely by the NFL for another substance-abuse violation.Once again, the Bucs supported Jackson. He was reinstated in October 2011 and picked off passes in his first two games back.But as the Bucs closed with a 10-game losing streak that cost coach Raheem Morris his job, Jackson floundered. He had plenty of inept company during the collapse and Jackson was released in the spring of 2012 after a failed physical.With Morris coaching Washington’s secondary at that point, the Redskins pounced on Jackson quickly. A fresh start dissolved when Jackson was suspended again by the NFL that summer.Reinstated two months ago, Jackson is grateful for yet another opportunity.“It was difficult,’’ he said of his two-year absence. “You can imagine somebody getting taken away from something that they love to do and having to humble themselves after doing something wrong. That was me. I had to take responsibility for it and face the consequences.’’Morris is still overseeing a Washington secondary that also includes former Bucs corner E.J. Biggers, but familiarity will carry Jackson only so far.The Redskins brought in veteran safety Ryan Clark from Pittsburgh in the offseason and Brandon Meriweather returns, so Jackson, who turns 29 in two weeks, will need a strong training camp just to make the 53-man roster.“Tanard is going to be awesome this year,’’ vowed Clark. “He’s going to get it right and get us right.’’The last time Jackson made a tackle in the NFL, the Bucs were in Atlanta for the 2011 season finale and the Falcons were on their way to a comical 42-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Only four of Tampa Bay’s 22 starters from that day remain on the Buc roster.Jackson had better realize he’s a lucky man.“Going from playing football to working in a warehouse at a 9-to-5 job is a humbling experience,’’ he said last month. “It’s taught me to never take anything in this business for granted.’’

    • Anonymous

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      Boo this man! Boooo!Seriously though, I hope he's not expecting bucs fans to feel sorry for him.

    • Anonymous

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      Boo this man! Boooo!Seriously though, I hope he's not expecting bucs fans to feel sorry for him.

      I don't think he gives a d@#n about your sympathy right now,,,,

    • Anonymous

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      The perils of Mary Jane.

    • Anonymous

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      Man, what could have been with this guy.  There were times when I watched him play where he looked like a world beater.  As confusing a player as I have ever watched.

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      The first 2 suspensions weren’t humbling enough?Feel however you want abiut marijuanna beimg right or wrong, when its a consition of your employment, you have to abstain. If you don't, your employer will abstain from paying you.

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      Man, what could have been with this guy.  There were times when I watched him play where he looked like a world beater.  As confusing a player as I have ever watched.

      Shades of JT Freeman.I agree though because at one point, Tanard and Jermaine Phillips were one of the most imposing safety tandems in the league.

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      Boo this man! Boooo!Seriously though, I hope he's not expecting bucs fans to feel sorry for him.

      I don't think he gives a d@#n about your sympathy right now,,,,

      Good, because he's not going to get any sympathy from me.How many times does this idiot have to act like he's not going to do it again? ...only to smoke some more weed right after he says he's sorry.I don't dislike weed, but there isn't any weed out there that would make me forget about my million $ job. Sh1t, all he really had to was play at a pro bowl level for a few seasons, then retire. Then smoke all he wants.

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      I don’t feel sorry for the guy but I’d love to see him turn things around and get his career back on track. He can be a really solid player if he’s got his head on straight.

    • Anonymous

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      I guess if it doesn’t work out this time, he can always move to Colorado or Washington and work in a weed warehouse……every cloud has a silver lining.

    • Anonymous

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      How many chances?  Geez dude…

    • Anonymous

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      Kinda wish he would’ve gotten a chance to be around a better culture. The NFL is still in the stone age as far as weed policy goes regardless. Him and Jermaine were so good together for stretches. A shame it didn’t work out.

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      I guess if it doesn't work out this time, he can always move to Colorado or Washington and work in a weed warehouse......every cloud has a silver lining.

      He would get canned for filling his pockets.  I hope it works out for him in DC. If he even makes the final roster, he will be 29. Best case scenario, he plays a couple seasons, and banks some $$$$.

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    • Anonymous

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      Enough is enough…lifetime ban.

    • Anonymous

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      Oh wow, man!  Bummer…

    • Anonymous

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      I guess if it doesn't work out this time, he can always move to Colorado or Washington and work in a weed warehouse......every cloud has a silver lining.

      He would get canned for filling his pockets.  I hope it works out for him in DC. If he even makes the final roster, he will be 29. Best case scenario, he plays a couple seasons, and banks some $$$$.

      To buy more pot?

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      Bwahahahahaahhaahahahahah!!!1007390-persistent_fail.jpg

    • Anonymous

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      Tanard’s weed man must have the bombsizzlesnipsnap. Dude threw away 5(?) chances? Must be some good ass weed.

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      What a dumbass.

    • Anonymous

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      Weed is a stupid thing to get kicked out of the league for, I mean an owner can get nailed for DUI and drugs and nothing happens. But Tanard needed to understand that this was his last chance.

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      such a waste of talent. oh well, his life

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      He got suspended again... lolhttp://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/09/tanard-jackson-suspended-indefinitely-from-league/

      Someone said this to me today, and I was sure they were wrong.  Jimminey Christmas!  It is a real shame, this kid had some genuine talent.

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      He got suspended again... lolhttp://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/09/tanard-jackson-suspended-indefinitely-from-league/

      wow lol… im not even mad im actually kind of impressed. he is like the king of weed but wow

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      What a waste. Such a shame.

    • Anonymous

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      He got suspended again... lolhttp://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/09/tanard-jackson-suspended-indefinitely-from-league/

      wow lol... im not even mad im actually kind of impressed. he is like the king of weed but wow

      Ricky Williams is the undisputed king of weed.

    • Anonymous

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      Of course he may not have tested hot, highly doubtful though, but he could have missed a test or session to get this latest suspension.

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      He has to be the dumbest person EVER right now. Wow what an idiot!

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      He has to be the dumbest person EVER right now. Wow what an idiot!

      Nahh Irsay is right up there with him.

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      The guy’s got a substance dependancy problem…not the first and won’t be the last. I don’t feel extra sympathy because he plays ball and I don’t look down my nose at him either…hope he can turn himself around and help others.

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      He has to be the dumbest person EVER right now. Wow what an idiot!

      Nahh Irsay is right up there with him.

      Why did Irsay lose all his money and have to work at McD's? Did he lose his job as an owner?

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      lol. Dude is dumber than Josh Gordon. Wonder what Warehouse he works at though. Least we will know where you can openly smoke weed because they don’t drug test

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      How can they throw a dream away like this. The guy could have played well for 4-5 seasons retired at a early age and build off the millions he made while playing. It’s really that simple but some people just don’t get it.

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      Don’t forget he knocked up that porn star half the team was getting with.

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      He has to be the dumbest person EVER right now. Wow what an idiot!

      Nahh Irsay is right up there with him.

      Why did Irsay lose all his money and have to work at McD's? Did he lose his job as an owner?

      Actually if Irsay wasn't loaded he would be facing some pretty decent prison time.

    • Anonymous

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      Don't forget he knocked up that porn star half the team was getting with.

      Lol. What?

    • Anonymous

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      I don’t think it’s about him being stupid. He’s a drug addict.

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      He has to be the dumbest person EVER right now. Wow what an idiot!

      Nahh Irsay is right up there with him.

      Josh Gordon

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      Smoke weed. Work at the warehouse. Everyday.

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      He has to be the dumbest person EVER right now. Wow what an idiot!

      Nahh Irsay is right up there with him.

      Josh Gordon

      Gordon could still straighten up and fly right.  Hopefully, all the mistakes he has made will scare him straight. But frekin Tanard. Holy fuck.

    • Anonymous

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      Well, if he’s been working at a warehouse, and hasn’t been maimed or killed yet, it’s proof enough that he’s cleaned up his act….

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      I don't think it's about him being stupid. He's a drug addict.

      You just contradicted yourself.

    • brycen54

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      Weed Warehouse "You're going to like the way you feel. I guarantee it."

    • Anonymous

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      I don't think it's about him being stupid. He's a drug addict.

      You just contradicted yourself.

      Nope...stupid is what you just posted...

    • Anonymous

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      I don't think it's about him being stupid. He's a drug addict.

      +1

    • Anonymous

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      I don't think it's about him being stupid. He's a drug addict.

      You just contradicted yourself.

      Nope...stupid is what you just posted...

      Nope. Pretty sure the guy who threw away millions of dollars because he can't put the joint down for 5 minutes is the stupid one. Not even after being given a 5th chance.  Not quite as stupid as you for making excuses for it , however.

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      I thought pot was not addicting?