Falcons CB Dunta Robinson returns to practice
Robinson was injured by a brutal head-on hit with Philadelphia receiver DeSean Jackson(notes) on Oct. 17. The cornerback didn’t dress for a victory over Cincinnati the following week, then benefited from a bye that gave him additional time to recover.
“It couldn’t have come at a better time,” he said. “I went into it very sore, but now I feel great.”
Robinson said he’s been cleared to play and expects to start Sunday’s crucial game against NFC South co-leader Tampa Bay. He was listed as limited on the injury report but got in work with the first team.
The hit on Jackson resulted in a $50,000 fine from the NFL. Robinson has appealed, saying he did nothing dirty and didn’t intend to hurt the Eagles player.
“I haven’t heard anything,” Robinson said. “But I’m confident it’s going to go my way.”
Jackson also returned to practice Wednesday. He passed his post-concussion testing and could take play Sunday when the Eagles host Indianapolis in another big game.