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Report: Redskins S Tanard Jackson suspended indefinitely by NFL

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com
It appears Jackson is headed for another suspension. (US Presswire)

Redskins safety Tanard Jackson has been suspended indefinitely for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported Friday. The NFL will revisit his case in a year. Jackson, meanwhile, is trying to appeal the ruling.

A quick recap of Jackson's NFL career:

* The Bucs' 2007 fourth-round pick out of Syracuse, Jackson started 44 games for Tampa Bay from '07-'09.

* He missed four games during the 2009 season while serving an NFL-mandated suspension.

* In Sept. 2010, Jackson was suspended indefinitely for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He was reinstated in Oct., 2011. The Bucs signed him to a contract extension later that month.

* In April, 2012, Tampa Bay released Jackson after he failed a physical. The team said the decision had nothing to do with "any new issues related" with Jackson's previous two NFL suspensions.

"What's important to us as an organization is the growth of our football players and how they handle, on and off the field, becoming the best Buccaneer possible,” general manager Mark Dominik said at the time in a statement released by the team. "That's what we're looking for. To us, ‘growth' means becoming the best Buccaneer you can possibly be, and we want the growth of this football team to accelerate. That's what it's about."

Days later, Jackson was signed by the Redskins.

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