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Suspended FS Tanard Jackson Works Out With Buccaneers reports that one player that took the field with the Bucs this past week was suspended FS Tanard Jackson.

One of the notable participants during Wednesday’s unofficial, voluntary Buccaneers mini-camp at the IMG Performance Institute in Bradenton, Fla. was Tanard Jackson. The former starting free safety was on the list of players expected to attend the three-day mini-camp, but didn’t show up until Wednesday morning. Jackson, who looked like he was in playing shape despite being suspended since Week 3 of the 2010 NFL season due to another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, was happy to take advantage of the circumstances of the NFL lockout and return to the practice field with the Buccaneers because league rules are no longer in effect without a collective bargaining agreement. “I’ve just been trying to stay in shape and doing what I can do,” Jackson said. “There’s not much I can do during this lockout with me being in the situation I was in. I’m just happy to be out here with some of my teammates and hopefully I can get into the season and be back and be a part of this team.” Jackson’s suspension began on September 22, 2010, and he is eligible to apply for reinstatement 60 days before that date this year. Jackson was suspended for the first four games of the 2009 season for violating the league’s policy on substance abuse for the second time.

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