The Redskins have announced via the team’s official Twitter feed that the team has signed free agent safety Tanard Jackson to a contract.
In case there were any doubters, the link in the tweet goes to a picture of Jackson, pen in hand, signing a deal.
New #Redskins S Tanard Jackson signs his contract this morning at Redskins Park: yfrog.com/nuthakxj
Jackson was with the Bucs until he was released earlier this week because he could not pass a physical. He was hampered much of the 2011 season with an injured shoulder.
He has started 56 games for the Bucs since they drafted him in the fourth round out of Syracuse in 2007. However, injuries have limited him to just 12 games in the past two seasons.
It is not hard to connect the dots to see why Jackson ended up in Washington. Bruce Allen was the Bucs GM when they drafted him and Raheem Morris was first Tampa Bay's secondary coach and then their head coach for Jackson's entire time with the Bucs.
For more details on Jackson, hit this article Ben Standig wrote right after Jackson was released.