Concussion likely to keep Falcons CB Robinson out vs. Bengals

The crunching hit administered by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson on Philadelphia Eagles star DeSean Jackson knocked the wide receiver out of game action for this Sunday and potentially beyond.

Now it appears the hit will also keep Robinson off the playing field in Week 7.

NFL Network insider Steve Wyche reported that Robinson did not practice with the Falcons on Friday, and his chances of playing against the Cincinnati Bengals are not encouraging.

Both Jackson and Robinson suffered concussions as a result of the collision. Robinson is officially listed as questionable on the Falcons' official injury report released Friday.

Atlanta coach Mike Smith said on Thursday that Robinson was "much better", but 24 hours later the cornerback still hasn't been cleared to play.

Robinson is appealing his $50,000 fine imposed by the league for the hit and said in a statement released by his agent this week that he was "disappointed" by the league's ruling.

"I recognize the goal is to protect all players -- from the Pee Wee level on up -- however, this was a bang-bang hit situation where I did not lead with my helmet, and therefore I will appeal," Robinson said in the statement. "Although it was a violent hit, my hit did not violate the NFL's rules, and I was playing the game the way I always have. I am not a dirty player and have never been characterized as one."

Falcons running back Antone Smith (shoulder) is also listed as questionable. Tight end Justin Peelle (groin) and saftey Sean Weatherspoon (knee) have been been declared out against the Bengals.

For Cincinnatti, cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle), defensive end Jonathan Fanene (hamstring), and defensive tackle Pat Sims (knee) are all listed as questionable. Running back Brian Leonard (thigh) and safety Roy Williams (knee) will not play.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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