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With Sav Rocca Questionable For Sunday, Redskins Look At Other Options

By ZAC BOYER | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Sav Rocca is questionable to be able to play in the Washington Redskins’ road game against the New York Giants on Sunday with a knee injury, according to head coach Mike Shanahan, which forced the team to work out other punters on Friday in case Rocca cannot play.


Rocca “tweaked his knee” while running after practice on Wednesday, Shanahan said, and has been limited at practice each of the past two days – which, for Rocca, means he hasn’t punted at all.

Shanahan said the Redskins worked out three punters, including Chas Henry, who was released by Philadelphia on Sept. 25. Rocca will test the knee Saturday, Shanahan said, and if he feels any discomfort, the team will call one of the punters and sign him for Sunday.

“Hopefully, he’ll feel OK,” Shanahan said.

Rocca, 37, the Redskins’ punter since the start of last season, is averaging 44.6 yards on his 30 attempts this season. Two have gone for a touchback, while nine of them have dropped inside the 20-yard line.

Receiver Pierre Garçon, who sprained the second toe in his right foot, is doubtful to play against the Giants. Cornerbacks David Jones (Achilles) and Cedric Griffin (right hamstring) are both questionable, as are safety Jordan Pugh (concussion) and fullback Darrel Young (hamstring).

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall (knee), nose tackle Barry Cofield (shoulder), tight end Fred Davis (knee) and defensive end Doug Worthington (calf) are all considered probable.

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