Meriweather, Garcon, J. Brown all nearing return for Redskins
Wide receiver Pierre Garçon and safety Brandon Meriweather were limited in practice Wednesday, but Coach Mike Shanahan acknowledged that it's possible both will play Sunday.
Tackle Trent Williams, meantime, missed the first few minutes of practice because of an undisclosed ailment but participated fully, according to Shanahan.
Garçon “practiced, so that’s a good sign,” Shanahan said of his No. 1 wide out, who has been sidelined the past four games with a plantar plate tear in his right foot. “So hopefully there’s no setback and he keeps on progressing.”
During individual drills – the only portion of practice that is open to the media – Garçon did not appear to be encumbered as he sprinted and cut while running routes alongside his fellow receivers.
“That’s a big plus because he hasn’t been doing that for a long time,” Shanahan added. Asked if it’s conceivable that Garçon will suit up against the Eagles, Shanahan said: “Yes it is.”
Meriweather, meantime, spent the first portion of practice lining up with the starters on defense. He has yet to play this season because of a left knee injury.
“He looked good today,” Shanahan said. “He’s playing with a lot of enthusiasm and confidence. Just hope there’s no setback” Thursday and Friday.
As for Williams, Shanahan said his starting left tackle was a “full go” in practice. The coach did, however, acknowledge that Williams was late because of an injury. He just wouldn’t be specific about it.
“He was hurting a little bit,” Shanahan said. “Just a little bit sore.”
Asked if it was the right knee he injured in the Cincinnati game, Shanahan cracked: “Body, I think. Age.”