Redskins release Tanard Jackson

Updated: May 6, 2014, 7:03 PM ET
By John Keim | ESPN.com

On the same day Tanard Jackson was reinstated by the NFL, the Washington Redskins decided they no longer wanted him.

The Redskins on Tuesday terminated Jackson's contract, which was for the upcoming season and worth $700,000. The free safety had been suspended indefinitely on Aug. 31, 2012 because of a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. It was the third time the NFL had suspended him.

But the league confirmed Monday that he would be reinstated Tuesday. Earlier on Tuesday, ...

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