Eagles head coach Andy Reid said on his radio show Monday evening that WR DeSean Jackson has passed his concussion tests and could play in the team's next game, a Week Nine contest vs. the Colts. Philadelphia is on currently on its bye week.
Jackson suffered what was called a "severe concussion" in Week Six after a violent hit by Falcons CB Dunta Robinson, which also resulted in Robinson suffering head injuries. The receiver was expected to miss several weeks, but Reid told listeners that the deep threat could return to the field against Indianapolis.
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Reid wouldn't guarantee that Jackson would return, and as the Philadelphia Inquirer points out, fellow Eagles WR Riley Cooper "initially passed a concussion test earlier this month, but he still missed two games as the Eagles followed league protocol for dealing with concussions." If he passes all the tests, though, expect to see Jackson in the lineup on Nov. 7.
The return of Jackson and QB Michael Vick gives the Eagles' offense a lot more firepower than the one on the field in the Week Seven loss to the Titans. Jackson is gaining more than 20 yards per catch on the season and would be a solid fantasy option if he is able to play.