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Jacoby Brissett Clears League Concussion Protocol; Will Start Against Titans

Posted Nov 25, 2017

Intro: Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett has been given the OK by an independent neurologist, clearing the final hurdle in the league’s concussion protocol to start in Sunday’s Week 12 matchup against the Tennessee Titans.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett has been given the OK by an independent league neurologist, officially clearing the final hurdle within the league’s concussion protocol to start in Sunday’s Week 12 matchup against the Tennessee Titans.

Rookie cornerback Kenny Moore II, who was also in the concussion protocol, was also cleared to play.

"I feel good," Brissett told Colts.com on Saturday. "I had a good week of preparation and as a team we had a good week of practice."

Brissett was evaluated for — but not diagnosed with — a concussion Nov. 12 in the third quarter of the Colts’ Week 10 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and was able to return to the field. But the team announced that after the game, “in the locker room for several minutes, Brissett developed symptoms and is now in the concussion protocol.”

The Colts, who are coming off their bye week, have been preparing all week for the Titans with the expectation that Brissett will be good to go by Sunday’s kickoff.

“He’s been fine,” Pagano said early Friday afternoon. “He got all the (practice) snaps. We don’t anticipate any hiccups.”

Brissett said he expects a "tough test" on Sunday in a Titans team that used a fourth-quarter comeback to defeat the Colts, 36-22, back in Week 6 in Nashville.

"The Titans are a great team and we're going to have to play our best football," he said.

Acquired in a trade just before the start of the regular season, Brissett took over as the Colts’ starting quarterback by the team’s Week 2 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

The second-year North Carolina State product has completed 213-of-349 pass attempts (61 percent) for 2,572 yards with nine touchdowns to five interceptions, and has also ran the ball 54 times for 237 yards and four scores.

Moore II, meanwhile, has been one of the team’s top special teams contributors this season. After going undrafted out of Valdosta State, Moore has played in all 10 games for the Colts this year and leads the squad with seven special teams tackles, while he also has another tackle for the defense.

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