Pierre Garcon, Trent Williams Not Limited In Wednesday’s Practice
ASHBURN – Trent Williams and Pierre Garçon each completed a full practice on Wednesday, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. For Garçon, who sprained his right foot against New Orleans and missed the next two games, it was his first full practice since Sept. 7.
“I think he’ll get back in football shape by practicing every day this week,” Shanahan said. “Hopefully there is no setback. There wasn’t a setback today. He had a full practice and I’m just guessing he had some pain, but not enough to keep him out. Hopefully he can play at a very high level this weekend.”
Garçon caught just one pass against Tampa Bay but gained 20 yards early in the second quarter. He also recovered a fumble by quarterback Robert Griffin III in the end zone for a touchdown – the Redskins’ first of the game.
He played a total of 49 snaps on offense against the Buccaneers – significantly more than he played in the season opener. Garçon only was on the field for eight plays before injuring the foot on an 88-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter against the Saints.
Williams bruised a bone in his left knee against Cincinnati on Sept. 23 and missed much of that game, but he was determined to return on Sunday and didn’t miss a play.
“It was big for him to play in that game with limited practice during the week,” Shanahan said.
Receivers Aldrick Robinson and Brandon Banks were limited in practice, as was running back Evan Royster. Robinson, who sustained a concussion in a pregame collision with strong safety Brandon Meriweather on Sunday, wore a yellow non-contact jersey in practice. His progress will be further evaluated on Thursday, Shanahan said.
Banks sustained a hip injury in practice last week while Royster sprained the PCL in his right knee. Both played against the Buccaneers.
Cornerback Cedric Griffin did not practice because of a hamstring injury, while Meriweather has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against Atlanta because he aggravated the MCL and PCL in his left knee in that collision.