- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 16, 2012

ST. LOUIS — Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon was inactive for Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams because of a right foot injury. 

Aldrick Robinson started in his place as Washington’s ‘X’ receiver.

Garcon had four receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown last week 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 other Redskins receivers.

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 were 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 started 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.

This is the second straight week Grossman was inactive, leaving rookie Kirk Cousins as the backup quarterback.

No Nike or Adidas logos for RG3 during warm-ups

A week after Robert Griffin III covered up the Nike logo on his warm-up shirt, the Redskins‘ quarterback — and Adidas pitchman — dodged the swoosh again.

When Griffin warmed up before facing the Rams on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome, he wore a plain gray T-shirt over the white long-sleeve warm-up shirt.

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