The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released safety Tanard Jackson on Tuesday due to a failed physical.

Jackson, who underwent offseason shoulder surgery, was suspended for over a year in 2010 for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He started 10 games last season after being reinstated and finished with 35 tackles and two interceptions.

A fourth-round selection by Tampa Bay in 2007, Jackson has started 56 career games, recording 239 tackles and 10 interceptions over that span.