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Cedric Griffin Set To Return Against Giants; Pierre Garcon Inactive

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Cedric Griffin will return from a strained right hamstring to play for the Washington Redskins on Sunday on the road against the New York Giants.

Griffin, who injured the hamstring early in the Redskins’ loss to Cincinnati on Sept. 23, missed the next three games. He played as the Redskins’ nickelback before straining the hamstring – a role that has since been rookie Richard Crawford and David Jones, who will be inactive with an undisclosed Achilles’ tendon injury.

Punter Sav Rocca and fullback Darrel Young will both play after being considered inactive. Rocca injured his knee while jogging during the week, while Young has been bothered by a strained hamstring.

Receiver Pierre Garçon, listed as doubtful on the injury report with a sprained second toe in his right foot, will not play against the Giants. Strong safety Brandon Meriweather will also sit out after he sprained ligaments in his left knee, while the healthy scratches include quarterback Rex Grossman, right guard Adam Gettis, left guard Josh LeRibeus and defensive end Doug Worthington, who is recovering from a calf injury.

Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who was considered questionable to play with soreness in his right foot, will be active and play. So, too, will linebacker Michael Boley, who has been bothered by a hip injury this week.

The Giants’ inactives include receiver Jerrel Jernigan, defensive end Adewale Ojomo, right tackle James Brewer and tight end Adrien Robinson. They also ruled safety Kenny Phillips, linebacker Jacquian Williams and defensive tackle Rocky Bernard out on Friday.

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