ST. LOUIS—Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is inactive for Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams because of a right foot injury.
Aldrick Robinson is expected to play in his place as Washington’s ‘X’ receiver.
Garcon had four receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against New Orleans. He left the game after his 88-yard catch and run for a touchdown.
The Redskins listed Garcon as questionable on the team’s injury report. Garcon did not practice Wednesday, and he was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday. Garcon and the Redskins were pessimistic about his status Coach Mike Shanahan said Garcon would be a game-time decision, but he did not take the field hours before the game with some of the Redskins’ other receivers.
Coach Mike Shanahan was hopeful about Garcon’s status on Friday because he saw improvement in his condition. Shanahan said Garcon’s availability depended on whether he could tolerate the pain in his foot. Garcon would not risk further damage to his foot, Shanahan said.
Garcon did not answer reporters’ questions all week.
Robinson had four catches for 52 yards and a touchdown against New Orleans.
Washington’s six other inactive players are strong safety Brandon Meriweather (sprained left knee), quarterback Rex Grossman, defensive lineman Chris Baker, newly signed safety Jordan Pugh and rookie offensive linemen Josh LeRibeus and Adam Gettis.
DeJon Gomes will start in Meriweather’s place, as he did last week, when he had a key interception in the fourth quarter.
Meriweather exercised on the field during pre-game warm-ups, which could bode well for his chances of playing next Sunday against Cincinnati in Washington’s home opener.