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Pierre Garcon misses game against Rams with 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.
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.
No logos were visible.
Last week, a strip of white tape with “HEART” scrawled in black marker covered Griffin’s swoosh.
Nike is in its first season as the NFL’s official outfitter.
Wilson’s big moment
Josh Wilson stands just 5-foot-9, but the Redskins‘ cornerback delivered a big moment on the first play from scrimmage. After Rams quarterback Sam Bradford zinged a 12-yard pass to Danny Amendola, linebacker Perry Riley ripped the ball away. Wilson scooped it up and sprinted 30 yards for the sixth touchdown of his career.
Entering Sunday, four of Wilson’s touchdowns came via interception returns and the other on a kickoff return as a rookie in 2007.
Carriker, Orakpo dinged up
End Adam Carriker was helped off after injuring his right knee 21 seconds into the game.
Then outside linebacker Brian Orakpo appeared to hurt his chest after sacking Bradford minutes later. Orakpo wasn’t happy and chucked his helmet 10 yards as he staggered to the sideline, but returned with 4:51 left in the first.
Orakpo partially tore his left pectoral muscle in last season’s finale and needed offseason surgery to repair the problem.
The Fisher ‘stache
A Rams advertisement claimed mustaches “enhanced the ability to read opponent offensive and defensive formations and strategies.”
Fisher is a nominee for the Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year award presented by the American Mustache Institute.
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