Eagles WR Jackson expects to play in Week Nine

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 10:44 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson passed the Eagles' post-concussion test on Monday and spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday about the hit that knocked him out in Week Six.

Jackson said it felt like he "was in a car accident," on Comcast SportsNet's Daily News Live. He said he lost consciousness for "a couple of minutes." Jackson was on the receiving end of a violent hit from Falcons CB Dunta Robinson that knocked them both out of the game, and Jackson also missed Week Seven's loss to the Titans. Robinson was fined $50,000 for the hit.

The Eagles have a bye this Sunday before returning to action in Week Nine against the Colts. "I look forward to be playing," Jackson said.

The third-year player has 19 catches for 395 yards and three TDs this season. He still needs to undergo tests from an independent neurologist before being cleared to play.

The way we see it

It's good news that Jackson himself is confident about playing in Week Nine, and probably helpful the Eagles have a bye this Sunday. After falling to the Titans 37-19 and facing the Colts' offense in Week Nine, they could use Jackson's speed to get back on track.

Fantasy spin

It looks like Jackson should be ready for Week Nine, which means he can re-enter your starting lineups. It will also diminish the fantasy value of WR Jason Avant, who filled in for Jackson.