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Pierre Garcon, Brandon Meriweather Inactive Against Cincinnati

By ZAC BOYER | @ZacBoyer

LANDOVER, Md. – Pierre Garçon will be inactive for the Washington Redskins’ game against Cincinnati on Sunday, marking the second consecutive game the receiver has missed with a sprained right foot.


Head coach Mike Shanahan has described Garçon’s injury as similar to turf toe in the ball of his foot and said before the Redskins’ game at St. Louis a week ago that Garçon playing would be a matter of pain tolerance.

Garçon, who signed a five-year, $42.5 million contract shortly after free agency began in March, only played eight snaps in the season opener at New Orleans, all in the first quarter, but caught four passes for 109 yards and a touchdown.

Strong safety Brandon Meriweather, who was listed as questionable with a sprained PCL and MCL in his left knee on the injury report, will also be inactive. Meriweather aggravated a pre-existing knee injury during practice on Sept. 3.

The Redskins’ healthy scratches include third quarterback Rex Grossman, strong safety Jordan Pugh, left guard Josh LeRibeus, right guard Adam Gettis and defensive end Doug Worthington, who was signed after Adam Carriker was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Cincinnati’s inactives include starting cornerback Leon Hall, who has been limited in practice all week with a calf injury, as well as cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and tight end Donald Lee, each of whom are injured. Richard Quinn, a tight end who was in training camp with the Redskins, will also be inactive, as well as receivers Ryan Whalen and Maurice Jones as well as defensive tackle Brandon Thompson.