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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to clear the concussion protocol and play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, a source told ESPN.

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Jackson caught five passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns in last week’s 48-40 win over the New Orleans Saints but left the game with a concussion and also suffered a shoulder injury.

Jackson missed Wednesday’s padded practice, but he took part Thursday and Friday while still in the protocol. If a player is far enough along in the protocol, he is permitted to practice as long as there is no contact — one of the final stages of clearing the five-step protocol.

A player must be cleared by an independent neurological consultant in order to play on Sunday.

Jackson spent his first six NFL seasons with the Eagles, scoring 32 touchdowns from 2008-13.

He has five career 1,000-yard receiving seasons, but

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