Former OU receiver Jalen Saunders 'blessed to be alive' after seizure

www.nj.com Published: August 26, 2014
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New York Jets rookie receiver Jalen Saunders was back and fully participating in practice on Monday after having a seizure on Aug. 15.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said the former OU receiver had a seizure the morning of Aug. 15 in his car on the way to the team's training facility. Saunders was held out of the Jets' last two preseason games, but was cleared by doctors on Sunday and back on the field by Monday.

Saunders said he felt 100 percent in his return to practice.

"I'm glad I'm back on the field," Saunders said. "I'm blessed to be alive."

Ryan said Saunders will play a lot in Thursday's preseason finale at Philadelphia.


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