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Marques Colston and Pierre Garcon Injury Updates

Top wide receivers Marques Colston and Pierre Garcon are two vital players for the New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins respectively, but only one of those two star receivers will play today. Colston informed the NFL Network’s Albert Breer that he will be playing today after being listed questionable on the injury report. The Saints will be testing Colston’s foot in pregame warm-ups, but he should be expected to play.

Meanwhile, Robert Griffin III will be without his No. 1  wideout in Garcon, who will not be playing in today’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Garcon was listed as doubtful and has also been suffering from a foot injury, and the news of his absence is not surprising.

The Redskins will turn to second-year wideout Leonard Hankerson, but the overall passing attack will definitely suffer without Garcon. He is their top receiver and the ‘Skins have been heavily targeting him. Mike Shanahan really likes him and has always believed in Garcon as a No. 1 receiver. On the bright side, the Bengals secondary is subpar and “Hank Time” had a long touchdown reception against a solid St. Louis Ram’s secondary. Hankerson is a solid enough replacement, and the ‘Skins still have Fred Davis and Santana Moss to help Griffin out.

The Saints look headed for a big win against the Kansas City Chiefs, who are coming off of a bad loss against the Buffalo Bills. New Orleans needs a bounce back game after two disappointing losses against the Redskins and Carolina Panthers to start the season. Drew Brees will have his top target to help him shred the Chiefs defense, and Colston is looking to put it together and score his first touchdown of the season. He was disappointing against the Redskins and should have bigger numbers than seven catches for 120 yards so far, because Colston has been agonizingly close to making some big plays.

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