The Washington Times - November 14, 2012, 04:54PM

The Redskins hope receiver Pierre Garcon can play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles despite pain in his sprained right foot.

Garcon was limited during practice Wednesday, but he did run pass routes and cut during positional drills.


“He’s been doing that the last couple days, which is a big plus because he hadn’t been doing that for a long time,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “It’s a good sign.”

Garcon did not speak to reporters after practice. However, quarterback Robert Griffin III was pleased by how Garcon appeared to run.

“It’d be good to have him back,” Griffin said. “He has looked good. Like I told him, we’re going to have many great seasons, many great games together, so we might as well go ahead and start it now.”

Griffin isn’t concerned about timing issues even though Garcon has missed the last four games.

“The whole week we’ll work on our timing, getting that back,” Griffin said. “But I threw to him all offseason, so it’s just a matter of getting that channeled back in, and I think we’ll be able to do that.”