- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 5, 2014

RICHMOND – Pierre Garçon missed the Washington Redskins’ joint practice with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, sitting out the session as he continues to recover from a strained hamstring.

Garçon, who originally pulled the muscle on July 28, appeared to aggravate it on Monday when he slipped during practice. He spent the entirety of the nearly three-hour practice standing on the sidelines in a jersey and shorts.

“I’m just being precautious,” Garçon said. “If there was a game today, I would have been able to play.”

Strong safety Phillip Thomas also sat out of practice after aggravating his own hamstring strain, while free safety Ryan Clark left midway through after he, too, strained a hamstring.

“I was telling [strong safety Akeem Davis] that I never hurt mine because I don’t run very fast, and then I hurt mine today,” Clark said. “That’s what I get for opening my big mouth.”

Clark said he’ll try to play in the preseason opener Thursday against the Patriots, but Garçon didn’t seem to think he would.

Cornerback Richard Crawford also left practice after sustaining what appeared to be a left knee injury when he was covering Patriots receiver Josh Boyce during a 7-on-7 drill. Crawford grabbed the knee, in which he tore the ACL and LCL last season, upon falling to the grass, but later returned to practice.

• Zac Boyer can be reached at zboyer@washingtontimes.com.

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