Well, that didn’t last long. The Redskins have re-signed Tanard Jackson, a team source tells John Keim of ESPN.com (via Twitter). Dianna Marie Russini of NBC Washington (on Twitter) first reported that Jackson was headed back to D.C.
The decision to cut ties with the defensive back on Tuesday only to re-sign him today appears to be a financial one. Terms of the new deal aren’t known, but the Redskins saved a few bucks by bouncing Jackson and asking him to sign a new contract after he was reinstated from league suspension.
Jackson, 28, was effective early in his career in Tampa Bay after being selected by the Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 2007 draft but hasn’t appeared in a regular-season NFL game since 2011. Jackson has tested positive for banned substances in the past and there have been question marks about his conditioning following his absence. While he might have some rust to shake off, we know that Jackson passed his physical without any trouble yesterday.