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Josh Wilson Passes Concussion Tests, Participates In Full Practice On Tuesday

By ZAC BOYER | zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said cornerback Josh Wilson practiced fully on Tuesday and apparently passed all concussion tests after leaving the team’s 23-10 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday.

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“Josh was out there today, so he must have done well on the test,” Shanahan said.

Wilson was down on the field on two occasions, including with 7:53 left in the third quarter, when he tackled Victor Cruz as the receiver caught a fumble by Brandon Jacobs and drove his head into Cruz’ right knee.

He was also slow to get up when he tackled D.J. Ware with 9:23 to play, hitting his head against Ware’s knee on the play where the Giants running back failed to maintain possession of the ball across the goal line after making a catch.

His last play was with 8:53 remaining, when linebacker Ryan Kerrigan sacked Eli Manning for a 13-yard loss on fourth-and-goal from the Redskins’ 12-yard line. When the defense returned to the field on the next series four minutes later, Byron Westbrook was in Wilson’s place.

Wilson finished with four tackles and broke up three passes, including an interception in the end zone on a pass intended for Mario Manningham with 12:46 left. He was not permitted to speak to reporters in the locker room after the game over concern about a possible “head injury.”

Shanahan, who said Wilson “was a little woozy on the sideline” after the game, believed the cornerback was shaken up at the end of a play when he took “a foot or a knee” on the Redskins’ sideline.

The Redskins were not required by the league to submit an official injury report Tuesday, but Shanahan said running back Roy Helu (eye, knee, toe), right tackle Jammal Brown (left groin) and fullback Mike Sellers (right elbow) were limited at practice.

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