Jacksonville Jaguars starting safety Johnathan Cyprien has not yet been cleared for contact, according to head coach Gus Bradley on Wednesday.
Gus tells Redskins reporters that S Johnathan Cyprien (concussion) has not been cleared for contact. #Jaguars— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) September 10, 2014
Cyprien suffered a brutal looking concussion on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles going up for an interception. The Jaguars safety came down hard on his back and the back of his head whipped to the turf clearly knocking him unconscious.
Under the NFL's concussion protocol, Cyprien would have to be clear of contact for a few days and then be required to pass baseline tests before being allowed back on the practice field. Clearly he hasn't been cleared yet and will not practice on Wednesday, meaning it's very likely the Jaguars will be without Cyprien against Washington on Sunday.
If Cyprien can't go, which in all honesty he shouldn't, it's likely that second-year safety Josh Evans will get the start.