RICHMOND – Pierre Garçon was only able to go through individual drills on Wednesday as the Washington Redskins wide receiver continues to recover from a strained hamstring.
Garçon, who pulled the muscle in practice on Monday, wanted to continue through positional and team drills but was instead held out, coach Jay Gruden said.
“I think it’s important for him to make sure he’s fully recovered,” Gruden said. “Some of these light pulls, you think you’re OK and then all of a sudden you burst out sprinting and you re-injure it, so we just want to make sure he’s back to 100 percent and he can open it up and run before he goes again.”
Strong safety Phillip Thomas was also unable to practice Monday with a hamstring strain, and defensive end Doug Worthington missed his third consecutive practice with a hamstring strain of his own.
“I’m hoping to be back within the next day or two,” said Thomas, who missed all of last season after sustaining a Lisfranc sprain in his left foot. “We’ll just see how it feels and I’ll get back out there as soon as possible.”
Running back Evan Royster, held out of the last three practices with his own hamstring strain, was able to practice fully on Wednesday.
Right tackle Tyler Polumbus missed practice for personal reasons, Gruden said, with Tom Compton assuming his spot with the first team. Outside linebacker Adrian Robinson also missed practice with an unspecified injury, while an MRI exam taken Monday night revealed cornerback Courtney Bridget tore the labrum in his right shoulder.
The Redskins waived Bridget, a Baltimore native who went undrafted out of Hampton, with an injury designation, and if he clears waivers, he will revert to their injured reserve.
To replace Bridget on the roster, Washington signed defensive end Jake McDonough, who went undrafted out of Iowa State last spring and had stints with Indianapolis and the New York Jets last season.