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Tanard Jackson rewarded a one-year contract extension

Buccaneers safety Tanard Jackson signed a one-year contract extension recently, Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times reports.

Earlier this month, Jackson was reinstated by the NFL, who had suspended him indefinitely for repeat violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. Jackson immediately entered the starting lineup, and in two games, has six tackles and a pair of picks.

Upon his reinstatement, Jackson had been earning a base salary of $999,106. That rate has increased to $1.454 million for the final 11 weeks of the season. With the one week at the previous rate, and 11 weeks at the new rate, Jackson will make $1 million in base salary this season.

Jackson is scheduled to earn $2 million in base salary in 2012.

A fourth-round pick (106th overall) out of Syracuse in 2007, Jackson (6-0, 200) has started all 48 of his games of his NFL career, totaling 210 tackles, a quarterback sack and 10 interceptions.


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