PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 17: DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles is helped off the field after being laid out by Dunta Robinson #23 of the Atlanta Falcons during their game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 17 2010 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Both players were injured on the play and had to be helped off the field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson Passes First Concussion Test, On Track To Play After Bye

After receiving a heavy hit from Atlanta Falcons defensive back Dunta Robinson, DeSean Jackson has been ruled out for Week 7.

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Eagles WR DeSean Jackson Passes First Concussion Test, On Track To Play After Bye

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said on his radio show this week that WR DeSean Jackson has passed his first concussion test yesterday. The first test of the NFL's concussion protocol is a team administered test. The player must be symptom free and team doctors must clear him to play. The next step is for Jackson to be cleared by an independent neurologist.

It is somewhat surprising to hear that Jackson is symptom free and passing concussion tests after the initial reports said he sustained a "severe" concussion. It should be noted that the genesis of that "severe concussion' report was simply how Jay Glazer characterized it. No doctor or anyone connected to the Eagles ever characterized it that way. In fact, on the day after the hit Andy Reid said that Jackson's biggest complaint was soreness in his shoulder and neck area.

Either way, it certainly seems that DeSean Jackson is on track to play when the Eagles return from their bye in two weeks against the Indianapolis Colts.

Andy Reid just said on Andy Reid show on WIP that deSean Jackson just passed his concussion test this afternoon.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

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DeSean Jackson Declared Out For Remainder Of Game With Head Injury

The Philadelphia Eagles have officially ruled DeSean Jackson out for the remainder of today's game versus the Atlanta Falcons.  A text message sent out by the Eagles states that "WR DeSean Jackson is out for the remainder of Sunday's game with a head injury.  He has scored 2 TDs vs Atlanta."

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