Redskins' Garcon makes some progress

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Wideout could return even at less than 100 percent

ASHBURN -- Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon was limited, but coach Mike Shanahan said he has made progress. And the team said Garcon won't have to be 100 percent for him to play.

"We definitely wanted to get him to 100 percent," Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. "Now we're not sure he'll ever get there, and we'd rather have him out there than not have him at all. He can help regardless of what he is."

Garcon has a plantar plate tear underneath the second toe on his right foot. He said he first hurt it in the preseason, and then it knocked him out of the season opener vs. New Orleans -- after he caught an 88-yard touchdown pass. Garcon has played in two other games, but he has missed the past four.

Notes » Right tackle Jammal Brown missed practice because of a sore hip, putting his comeback in jeopardy. Shanahan said Brown did not see a doctor Thursday and was not sure whether the lineman needed an MRI. But Shanahan said the Redskins would know more in the next 24 hours, presumably after they see whether the soreness subsides by the morning.

Shanahan said it was fair to say that the Redskins are hoping -- but not expecting -- to have Brown return this season.

Safety Brandon Meriweather was limited in practice, but Shanahan said he was feeling better about his chances to play vs. the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. ...

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall declined comment on his $30,000 fine by the NFL, stemming from his actions late in the fourth quarter of a 27-12 loss at Pittsburgh on Oct. 28. Shanahan said the NFL talked to "a number of players" at Redskins Park, investigating Hall's assertion that the official, Dana McKenzie, was "dishing it out as much as I'm dishing it out." ...

Shanahan reported that $3,700 and his passport were missing from a briefcase after the Oct. 28 loss to Pittsburgh. One report stated that the money was later found in another bag, but Redskins director of security Ed Burke said in a statement, "There is an ongoing investigation. The missing property was not stowed in another bag as reported."

jkeim@washingtonexaminer.com

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