Redskins WR Garcon optimistic about chances to play

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Pierre Garcon is optimistic that he will play on Sunday against the Eagles.
AP Pierre Garcon is optimistic that he will play on Sunday against the Eagles.
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Receiver Pierre Garcon is optimistic about playing Sunday, his first game since a loss to Atlanta on Oct. 7. He’s played only three games because of Plantar’s plate in his right foot/toe.

Garcon is listed as questionable.

“If there is no setback, I’ll be back out there playing,” Garcon said. “I should be good to go on Sunday… If there is no setback, I’ll be back out there playing.”

Garcon has rested his foot since the Falcons’ game, resuming practice only recently. He was limited in the first three practices of the week, but the Redskins liked that he could keep working. They also know that it’s likely Garcon won’t be 100 percent this season.

“It sucks. It’s frustrating, but you know, at some point, you’ve got to just go out there and play,” Garcon said. “You want to be at 100 percent. You want to give everything you’ve got, but you just can’t mind it too much. You’ve got to give everything you can to try to find a way to beat your defender at not 100 percent.”
Garcon said the decision is “99 percent on me and one percent up to Coach.” However, Garcon said Mike Shanahan’s one percent is rather big.

“I’m not gonna tell him I can’t play or I feel hurt, so, you know I’m always saying I’m good to play,” Garcon said. “He always has the final say-so.”

Meanwhile, strong safety Brandon Meriweather also is questionable. But Shanahan said, as with Garcon, if there’s no setback then Meriweather should play.

Also, right tackle Jammal Brown missed practice for a second straight day and remained inside to get treatment.

 

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