Hamstring strain sidelines Jackson again as Bucs prepare to play without him vs. Packers
The long layoff is taking its toll on safety Tanard Jackson.
After not playing football for 56 weeks while he was suspended from the NFL, Jackson made an immediate impact with two interceptions in his first two games after being reinstated Oct. 11.
But Jackson injured his left hamstring during an interception return against the Chicago Bears in London Oct. 23., and has been limited ever since. For the second straight day, Jackson was unable to practice -- and if he isn't well enought to return to work today -- most likely will not play at Green Bay Sunday.
"I’m not in the preservation mode. He’s hurting,'' Bucs coach Raheem Morris said. "He’s been fighting for awhile and he hasn’t been able to practice the last two days. We’ve got to see if he’s got anything going tomorrow and if not, we’ve got to get ready to go with Larry Asante and (Corey) Lynch.