November 6 Philadelphia Inquirer:
“Andy Reid confirmed that DeSean Jackson will play Sunday against the Colts barring a post-concussion setback.
“I always leave that open when you’re dealing with concussions,” the Eagles coach said on Friday. “But he had a great practice, and he’s been feeling well and ready to roll.”
The Eagles wide receiver was listed as probable on the official injury report.
While Jackson’s status was not much of a surprise, Reid’s saying that Jackson will return punts was. The receiver’s concussion did not happen during a return, but he missed parts of the 49ers game after he injured his knee fielding a punt.
Reid has been known to say one thing on Friday only to change his mind over the weekend. If that’s the case this time, Jorrick Calvin would handle punts or he and Jackson could split returns. Calvin, of course, fumbled away a punt late in the Titans game.
Jackson’s return, along with quarterback Michael Vick (ribs) and tackle Jason Peters (knee), means the starting offense will be intact for the first time since the Redskins game more than a month ago.”
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