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Jackson's Status Uncertain

DeSean Jackson's status for Sunday remained uncertain Wednesday as the team began preparations for the Falcons without No. 10 on the field.

However, head coach Andy Reid says he is not ruling out his playmaking receiver, who sustained a concussion in the third quarter of last week's win over Washington.

"He's making progress," Reid said. "He took a heck of a shot in that jaw area. That's where he was sore. It was quite a hit, enough to shock him there for sure."

Reid said Jackson, who leads the team with 769 receiving yards and six touchdowns, must continue to prepare mentally for Atlanta during the week while following the instructions of team doctors and trainers.

"We're very cautious in this area," Reid said. "In these type of situations,like all injury situations, you want to make sure the the player's ok and not put him in any jeopardy of either being hurt again on the field or something that might hinder him throughout his life."

Reid said the team will "mix and match" personnel at Jackson's position if he can't play.

Meanwhile, running back Brian Westbrook, who suffered two concussions in a span of a month, met again with the concussion specialists and will increase his exercise and continue to be evaluated.

Reid reported that Westbrook experienced a slight headache following a workout late last week. Westbrook is out for the Falcons game.

In other injury news, defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley did not practice due to a sprained ankle. Linebacker Akeem Jordan, sidelined the last three games with a hyper-extended knee, ran scout team in Wednesday's workout. Receiver Kevin Curtis has been ruled out for Sunday's game.

-- Posted by Bob Kent, 12:05 p.m., December 2

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