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Jackson Practices, Expects To Play

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson returned to practice as a full participant after missing last week's game against the Atlanta Falcons with a concussion.

"I'm just trying to get my feet back under me and just get out there and fly around," Jackson said, adding that he expects to play this week. "I definitely missed being out there last week, being out there with my teammates."

Last week was the first game that Jackson has missed since entering the league as a rookie last season.

"It was tough honestly," he said, "Just sitting at home and watching it. It just felt kind of awkward and weird, something I don't really want to experience. It was a choice that I had to make to get my health better and it should be better this week."

Even though Jackson is one of the fastest players in the league, he needs this week of practice to re-acclimate himself to the speed of the game.

"I think this week will do a good job of getting my reps up and just getting back in the flow of things," he said. "That's the biggest thing when you sit out the whole week, this game is just so fast that it's hard to just sit around and you have your teammates and everybody else still practicing and you try to come back and get right into the speed.

"It's so fast that you have to just kind of take your time with that, so that's what I'm trying to do right now."

If Jackson can regain his form against the Giants, he could make a big impact. The Giants have been vulnerable through the air since the injury to safety Kenny Phillips, allowing Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo to throw for 392 yards.

"I'm pretty much good," Jackson said, "back to normal, back to being DeSean Jackson.

Which is good news for the Eagles since Jackson caught three passes for 78 yards in the first meeting between the Giants and Eagles this season, including a 54-yard touchdown catch.

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 4:38 p.m., December 9

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