Birds WR Jackson should play Sunday - [Full Article]

Barring a setback, DeSean Jackson will play Sunday when the Eagles host the Indianapolis Colts.

The Eagles are preparing for the Colts with the expectation that the wide receiver will start, according to a team source.

Jackson, who suffered a concussion over two weeks ago, has passed all the necessary neurological tests and was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. The only thing that could keep him from suiting up Sunday is the return of a post-concussion symptom, the source said.

On Wednesday, coach Andy Reid said that the team was still taking Jackson's recovery "day-by-day." The receiver, who has missed just one game since the concussion, but also benefitted from a bye week, said that he planned to err on the side of caution in his return. Jackson has had two concussions in the last 11 months.

Nevertheless, the Eagles are forging ahead with Jackson a central part of their game plan.

Fantasy Impact: 

There was an incident late last year where Jackson spoke out against the team, feeling they were rushing him back from a concussion. Jackson will have the final say and while the team is preparing for him to play, the decision is still his in the end. But this certainly seems like a positive at this point in the week. The Eagles and Jackson play in a 4:15 game on Sunday, once that has potential to be high scoring.

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