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Pierre Garçon not expected to play Sunday

Pierre Garcon AP

The Washington Redskins don’t expect to have their No. 1 receiver on the field for Sunday’s home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Pierre Garçon, who suffered a foot injury in Week One that forced him to miss Week Two, is expected to miss Week Three as well.

Pierre is doubtful,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said today. “He went through drill work still a little sore, but he didn’t take any reps with the team.”

Garçon was listed as questionable last week before ultimately missing the game against the Rams. The fact that he’s been downgraded to doubtful this week indicates that at the very least there’s been no improvement in his condition, and possibly that he had a setback during the limited work he could do in Friday’s practice.

“He pushed pretty hard today,” Shanahan said. “He was just a little bit too sore. He got some good work in early, but until it gets good enough to go there’s always that question mark.”

The Redskins are getting healthier in the secondary, where cornerback Josh Wilson, who suffered a concussion on Sunday, is listed as probable, and safety Brandon Meriweather, who has missed the first two weeks with a knee injury, is listed as questionable.

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15 Responses to “Pierre Garçon not expected to play Sunday”
  1. gweez76 says: Sep 21, 2012 3:24 PM

    This really hurts RG3. With Garçon in this year his passing accuracy was 100%

    Without it, he’s at 70.2% 3 TDs, 1 Int and 2 running TDs.

    Hopefully RG3 can get his favorite target back before his passing % goes below 70.

  2. nyjetsecody says: Sep 21, 2012 3:36 PM

    I love how PFT takes the time to use the correct “C” for Garcon’s name. PFT>ESPN

  3. skinsfan5 says: Sep 21, 2012 3:37 PM

    Pierre is collecting a handsome paycheck to sit on the bench.

  4. bobonmycob says: Sep 21, 2012 3:43 PM

    Thats a blow to the skins… Great time to see if RG3 can step up and make this home game a W.

    As an Eagles fan the Redskins are the last team that I hate in our division and I actually want to see them do well.

  5. kingpel says: Sep 21, 2012 4:15 PM

    Well at least the Redskins can use some high draft picks over these next couple years to get Bob Griffen some weapons. Oh wait. You traded them all to the Rams!

    Good luck, Bob. Hopefully the Bengals dont play dirty this week.

  6. rg3andout says: Sep 21, 2012 4:48 PM

    josh morgan to the rescue

  7. rg3andout says: Sep 21, 2012 4:49 PM

    mr overpaid, haha

  8. samoanjungle says: Sep 21, 2012 5:01 PM

    They may let the CB play just a week after a concussion? Seems dangerous.
    The league should set a minimum sit out time of like 10 days or something.

  9. 6ringofsteel says: Sep 21, 2012 5:20 PM

    Garçon is not that good anyways.

  10. rg3andout says: Sep 21, 2012 5:37 PM

    garcon isnt that good, yr right, neither is the redskins whole team

  11. rg3andout says: Sep 21, 2012 5:38 PM

    cant wait to hear the new excuse this week after redskins lose, the bengals are a dirty team? excuses excuses!! just play like Luck, u rookie!!!

  12. stoolerz says: Sep 21, 2012 5:43 PM

    Garcon is playing his favorite position again this week-the IR

  13. jwreck says: Sep 21, 2012 6:17 PM

    kingpel says: Sep 21, 2012 4:15 PM

    Well at least the Redskins can use some high draft picks over these next couple years to get Bob Griffen some weapons. Oh wait. You traded them all to the Rams!

    Good luck, Bob. Hopefully the Bengals dont play dirty this week.
    ________
    At what point will this issue go away? At what point do we decide that Robert Griffin is clearly worth Brandon Weeden, a free safety and a mediocre right tackle? Are the Redskins a good team right now? No. But do they have the chance to be a good team in the next decade because of the acquisition of Robert Griffin? Absolutely.

    Trading away two first round picks to move up the No. 2 slot and take Griffin is absolutely a better move for the franchise than picking up a couple potential starters over the next couple years, and hoping the next Aaron Rodgers drops into their laps in the middle of the first round. This is the position teams like the Bills and Cardinals are in.(No disrespect Buffalo, I like Fitzpatrick, but would anyone up there really say no to an upgrade?) They don’t have the franchise passer an elite team requires, but at the same time, they’re too good to draft within trading distance of a top five quarterback.

  14. playin2x says: Sep 21, 2012 6:46 PM

    I love these jock riding rams and colts .. Bunch of children on keyboards let loose

  15. 28skins28 says: Sep 22, 2012 11:42 AM

    At what point will this issue go away? At what point do we decide that Robert Griffin is clearly worth Brandon Weeden, a free safety and a mediocre right tackle? Are the Redskins a good team right now? No. But do they have the chance to be a good team in the next decade because of the acquisition of Robert Griffin? Absolutely.

    although i agree with what your saying you left out one player in your argument and i think you went a little extreme the other way.

    we would have had 4 players if we didnt make the trade, the sixth overall and second rounder this year plus a first next year and the year after, plus its nobody knows what we could have gotten with those picks.
    you use average players to make your point but the opposite point could easily be made using four hall of fame players that were darfted in the first round and one in the second

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