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Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson knocked out of game with concussion

Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson left the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night with a concussion, and he won't return.

Jackson started the game for the Ravens in place of Chykie Brown, who replaced him in the lineup after the injury. In the second quarter, Jackson exited the field to be evaluated for a potential concussion under the NFL's protocol.

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Jackson walked off the field under his own power after being checked by trainers. He headed inside to the locker room, where he was diagnosed with a concussion.

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown left the game after a crushing tackle by Ravens free safety Darian Stewart in the first quarter.

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Brown, who was hurt on an 18-yard reception over the middle and immediately looked shaken up, headed to the locker room with the Steelers' team neurologist.

He underwent the NFL's mandatory concussion protocol involving neurological testing before returning in the second quarter.

Brown, the Steelers' top wide receiver, caught five passes for 116 yards in the season opener against the Cleveland Browns. He has 5,807 all-purpose yards, 261 catches, 3,561 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns for his career in four NFL seasons.

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