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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Ryan Kerrigan doesn't have concussion

By John Keim

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins received at least one piece of good news Tuesday: linebacker Ryan Kerrigan did not suffer a concussion.

Kerrigan left the game late in Monday’s 33-27 loss to Philadelphia after taking what he considered a harder hit to the head than usual. Kerrigan was taken to the locker room at that time and evaluated by doctors. He said he took an ImPACT test this morning and passed that as well.

“I’m feeling good and ready to roll this week,” Kerrigan said.

That’s good for Washington, which faces Green Bay and will need to generate pressure on quarterback Aaron Rodgers. If they had to lose Kerrigan, it would cost the Redskins one of their top pass rushers and a versatile one at that.

The Redskins backup outside linebackers are rookie Brandon Jenkins and veteran Darryl Tapp. Jenkins has worked mostly at just at rushing the passer while Tapp is a converted end who is still learning to play in coverage. So they needed the news they received Tuesday.