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.