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ASHBURN, Va. – Washington Redskins safety Tanard Jackson says he worked 9-to-5 in a warehouse to support his family during his latest NFL suspension, and that motivated him to get his act together.
Jackson was reinstated this month after his third suspension, this one lasting 20 months for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He was on the field this week for the Redskins' first full set of offseason practices with rookies and veterans together.
Jackson says he had doubts whether he would be allowed to play again. He says he's made a "lifestyle change" to stay out of trouble.
Coach Jay Gruden says Jackson is probably getting a "last go-round" to remain in the league. He says Jackson's in better shape that the team would have expected.
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