DeSean Jackson injury: Should NFL penalize helmet hits?

DeSean Jackson of the Eagles was hurt in a second quarter collision with Atlanta's Dunta Robinson in Sunday's NFL matchup. A pair of Cleveland Browns were also injured Sunday by helmet-to-helmet hits in their game with the Steelers.

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Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson (10) is helped from the field after sustaining an injury against the Atlanta Falcons during second quarter of NFL football action in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 17.

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles is questionable for next week after suffering a head injury Sunday, following a violent collision with the Falcons' Dunta Robinson.

Eagles head coach Andy Reid told the Associated Press on Monday it would be a "real stretch" for Jackson to be ready for Tennessee next Sunday.

Prior to the tackle, Jackson had scored twice for the Eagles as Philadelphia jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead on the Falcons, on their way to a 31-17 victory.

Then, quarterback Kevin Kolb tried to hit Jackson with a pass as he ran across the field.

Also Sunday, Steelers linebacker James Harrison knocked out both Josh Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi of the Browns on separate violent tackles in the the second quarter of Pittsburgh's 28-10 win over Cleveland.

As a result of those and other hits, the NFL is looking at further punishments, on top of fines. NFL vice president of football operations Ray Anderson told The Associated Press on Monday the league could start suspending players involved in dangerous helmet-to-helmet hits.

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