Garçon and Meriweather expected to play

Garçon and Meriweather expected to play
November 16, 2012, 2:30 pm
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Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

(Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE 9/9/2012 12:09:11 PM)

Wide receiver Pierre Garçon and safety Brandon Meriweather remain on track to play in Sunday’s pivotal NFC East showdown with the Eagles, Coach Mike Shanahan said Friday. 

“I’m hoping,” Shanahan said. “Yeah, if there’s no setback, I’m hoping they both play. …Garçon feels good enough where I think he’ll play if there’s no setback.”

Garçon and Meriweather are officially listed as questionable.

Garçon has missed the past four games – and all but three this season – with a plantar plate tear in his right foot. Meriweather, meantime, has yet to suit up this season because of a left knee that he’s sprained twice.

“Any time you get [back] two guys like that on your football team, obviously it helps your football team and helps you win,” Shanahan said.

Listed as probable were: cornerbacks DeAngelo Hall (groin) and Josh Wilson (shoulder), wide receiver Santana Moss (concussion), punter Sav Rocca (knee), Nick Sundberg (forearm) and tackle Trent Williams (ankle).

Tackle Jammal Brown, however, did not practice for a second straight day because of soreness in his surgically repaired hip. “He’ll be evaluated next week,” Shanahan said of Brown, who has yet to play this season.