The Washington Redskins have listed No. 1 wide receiver Pierre Garcon as doubtful for their Week 3 battle against the Cincinnati Bengals, and it looks like Garcon is going to be a game-time decision for Sunday’s game. The doubtful tag shows the lack of progress that Garcon’s foot has made, which is of grave concern for the Redskins.
Tight end Fred Davis and receiver Santana Moss would be the ‘Skins top receiving options if Garcon cannot play for the second week in a row, and Washington lost an NFC West rivalry game against the St. Louis Rams 31-28 without Garcon. Last week, he was listed as questionable, so the fact that he has been downgraded this week makes things look bleaker for the Redskins.
Without Garcon, Robert Griffin III will have to enhance his Rookie of the Year candidacy against New England Patriots defensive stars Donta’ Hightower and Chandler Jones by turning to second-year wideout Leonard Hankerson and Josh Morgan again in Week 3. Morgan received death threats last week, but he’s an average enough possession receiver. Moss and Davis are two solid players as well who can keep the chains moving, but, based on what we saw in Week 1, Garcon is clearly their top receiver and the preferred target for RG3. Head coach Mike Shanahan seems to love him as well.
The Redskins will likely have less big plays against the Bengals without him, but there is still some hope that he will return.
In other injury news, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings was only able to get in few drills at the end of practice, while Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert is back to practicing. Jennings’s availability is unknown, and all eyes will be on a potential return from his groin injury on Sunday. If he doesn’t play, the Seattle Seahawks secondary won’t have to deal with one of the most reliable receivers in the game in Jennings, which would definitely aid their chances of an upset victory.
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