The Washington Redskins don’t have a first round pick in the draft so they can’t be in the conversation for one of the top safeties in the class. But there is a safety they are talking about as the future of Tanard Jackson is completely in their hands.
Jackson, who was acquired after he was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012, has been reinstated following yet another long ban for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, but his career isn’t yet over. According to Redskins general manager Bruce Allen, the Redskins will be working Jackson out and are open to giving him another chance to prove he’s worth something.
“Later today, he’ll be taking his physical exam,” Allen said, via CSN Washington. “And 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.”
The Redskins need help at safety but they also don’t need to be relying on Jackson when he’s demonstrated in the past he can’t be counted on to stay out of trouble. He’ll have to earn his keep in the NFL but it appears the Redskins are willing to give him one more shot that he’d better not blow like all the rest.
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