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Monday, August 25, 2014
Updated: August 26, 10:18 AM ET
Jalen Saunders back to full practice

By Rich Cimini
ESPN.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders returned to full practice Monday, 10 days after suffering a seizure while driving his car.

Saunders was involved in a one-car accident and was hospitalized for two days. He wasn't injured, but he underwent neurological testing. He experienced a "medical event" moments before the accident, according to the police report. The Jets didn't confirm the diagnosis until Monday.

Jalen Saunders
Jalen Saunders is back to full practice, with the Jets confirming he suffered a seizure just prior to crashing his car 10 days ago.

"He had a seizure, and that's the extent of what we know," coach Rex Ryan said. "We let the professionals handle it. When the doctors were confident that he would be cleared, he was -- and that's where he's at now."

Ryan didn't give any specifics on the cause of the seizure, although he has indicated there was no pre-existing condition.

Saunders, a fourth-round pick from Oklahoma, practiced Sunday in a red, no-contact jersey. On Monday, he was a full participant. He's expected to play in the final preseason game, Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Asked about the seizure, Saunders said, "That's what happened, I guess. I'm not going to try to relive that moment again. ... I feel 100 percent and I'm glad I'm back on the field. I'm blessed to be alive."

The Jets expect Saunders, only 5-foot-9, 170 pounds, to emerge as their primary punt returner.

"I'm sure everybody is excited to see him," Ryan said. "I'm sure all of the Jets fans are excited. I know that I'm excited to see him play. For somebody to go through something like that, and now to get back to where he's cleared to play football, I think that's really big for him."