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Wide receiver Pierre Garcon emerged from his five-catch, 93-yard performance without any setbacks on his sore right foot that had caused him to miss most of the season.

“I always have confidence, but when you perform well on an injured foot, it just makes the injury feel a little bit better, not totally go away,” Garcon said. “But there’s still a long way, still a lot of treatment that needs to be done, a lot of things that need to be looked at. But it’s coming along.”

Garcon is “back to reality” dealing with pain now and trying to focus on getting ready for the Giants.

He’s not fully ready to go, so the Redskins have to be careful with him.

“The main thing is he’s feeling good about where he’s at and what he has to do,” Shanahan said. “We’re not going to overwork him, but we’re going to give him enough reps where he can be effective just like he was Thursday and hopefully he keeps on playing at that level.”

Extra points

• The Redskins put inside linebacker Keenan Robinson on season-ending injured reserve with a torn right pectoral muscle and signed linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy, who was a fourth-round pick by Cincinnati in 2010.

• The team has until Tuesday to decide whether to activate right tackle Jammal Brown (left hip) or place him on IR. Shanahan demurred on announcing the decision until he spoke with Brown but said he had an idea what decision was coming.