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Jackson passes Eagles' post-concussion test, recalls big hit

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson said the hit delivered on him by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson "felt like a car accident" and that he lost consciousness afterward.

Speaking publicly for the first time since suffering a concussion during the Eagles' Oct. 17 victory over the Falcons, Jackson said Tuesday in his weekly appearance on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia's "Daily News Live" that he was "getting a lot better" but hadn't started running again, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Jackson passed the team's post-concussion test and could play against the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 7, Eagles coach Andy Reid said Monday on his radio show, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jackson will be evaluated by an independent neurologist, the final step before he can be cleared to play, but he didn't say he would definitely be ready for the Colts game.

Jackson said his symptoms included "headaches, feeling slowed down, feeling drowsy, feeling tired," and that it felt similar to a concussion he suffered last year. Asked about the NFL's crackdown on vicious hits, he said it would be difficult to enforce and that it's "a rough sport we play."

Robinson was fined $50,000 for his hit on Jackson, one of three from Week 6 that sparked the NFL crackdown against illegal hits, with the league warning that substantial fines and possible suspension could be assessed against players who violate the rules.

The Eagles, who have a bye this week, might see two other starters back next week: offensive tackle Jason Peters (knee) and defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley (elbow), who have has missed the past two games.

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