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Giants’ Ramses Barden Diagnosed With Concussion; Status Uncertain For Sunday

Wide receiver Ramses Barden #13 of the New York Giants catches a pass in front of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Wide receiver Ramses Barden #13 of the New York Giants catches a pass in front of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Giants wide receiver Ramses Barden has been diagnosed with a concussion, and he did not practice on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old made a crucial mistake when he was called for an offensive pass interference penalty in the Giants’ final drive of their 19-17 loss to the Eagles last Sunday night.

Prior to that play, Barden was thrown to twice on that drive and was the beneficiary of two defensive pass interference calls.  The Cal Poly San Luis Obispo alum told head coach Tom Coughlin that he took a vicious blow to the head on one of those plays.

“(He) complained of a headache,” Coughlin said. “He asked if he could be evaluated and they sent him for the evaluation yesterday. I think a lot of the symptoms were OK, but there is enough there for them to slow him down. He is on the (concussion) protocol.”

Barden’s status remains unclear for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns, as he’s currently following head injury protocol and will need to be cleared to return.

The California native was brilliant in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers, catching nine passes for 138 yards in a career effort. He came back down to earth last week, however, as the Eagles’ secondary held him to just two catches for 36 yards.

The six-foot-six, 224-pounder is still looking for his first career touchdown after 21 career NFL games.

Injuries continue to pile up for the G-Men, but hopefully Hakeem Nicks will be back against the Browns. Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…