Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson said he saw independent neurologist Dr. William Welch yesterday and that he will practice today.

Jackson did not say whether Welch gave him final clearance to play Sunday against the Colts. In fact, he said he is still "taking it day by day" as he recovers from a concussion suffered Oct. 17 against the Falcons.

Jackson, speaking on Comcast SportsNet's "Daily News Live," said he was ready to "start off fresh." He said his violent collision with the Falcons' Dunta Robinson wasn't so much of a trauma to his head as a "whiplash-type injury" to his shoulders and neck. He said he hasn't had a lot of headaches.

"I don't know man, that's not my decision," said Jackson, when asked when he would know if he is cleared to play. He said he would "keep preparing myself like I'm gonna play, taking steps I normally take to play in a game."

Jackson also participated in Monday's light workout, as the Birds returned from the bye.

On the corner

The Eagles worked out cornerbacks Fred Bennett and Joe Burnett, but said they do not intend to sign either one.

The team said the workouts were previously scheduled and the Eagles are just kicking the tires for potential spots in the future.

That means Ellis Hobbs is presumably safe. Hobbs will be replaced as a starter by Dimitri Patterson on Sunday against Indianapolis. Hobbs was not at practice Monday because he went to see a doctor, although the Eagles said the two are unrelated.

Bennett was a fourth-round draft choice by the Houston Texans in 2007 out of South Carolina and spent three seasons with the team. He was claimed on waivers by San Diego on Aug. 31 and appeared in the Chargers' first four games this season.

Burnett, also a stellar kick returner, was drafted in the fifth round by the Steelers in 2009 out of Central Florida. He was released in the final cuts this summer.


Nationalfootballpost.com, citing a league source, reported that the Detroit Lions worked out former Eagles tight end Cornelius Ingram yesterday. The Eagles selected Ingram in the fifth round of the 2009 draft out of Florida. He was released on Sept. 4.

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