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Tanard Jackson placed on Tampa Bay Buccaneers' active roster

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers surprised no one this afternoon when they elected to place safety Tanard Jackson on the team's active roster.

Jackson had been on the exempt list since being reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday following a yearlong substance-abuse suspension. Jackson practiced with the team this week and looked good enough to convince coaches he would help them against the Saints on Sunday.

"It's been a long time coming, " Jackson said. "I'm happy to be back, happy to be activated and with this team this week, giving us the best chance at winning, and being a part of that."

Asked how he managed to make his way back onto the field so quickly after being gone for so long, Jackson said, "Being on the practice field and in this environment and being away from it for that long, I guess I would credit it to just adrenaline. I'm just happy to be out there."

It's not clear whether Jackson will start, but look for him to play extensively at free safety.

Tanard Jackson placed on Tampa Bay Buccaneers' active roster 10/14/11 [Last modified: Friday, October 14, 2011 8:24pm]
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