September 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Pierre Garcon Likely To Play, Role Limited

Since leaving the Redskins week 1 encounter with the New Orleans Saints, wide receiver Pierre Garcon has not been on an NFL field. While there have been multiple reports as to what is troubling him, the consensus now is that he has a turf toe injury and his playing time is tied to pain tolerance.

During the past several weeks, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has repeatedly spoken out about not only his concern but also his frustration at not being able to get Garcon on the field. It’s becoming more and more obvious that Garcon is a vital piece of Shanahan’s plans although this should come as no surprise given the 5 year $42.5 million contract the team handed out to bring Garcon to Washington

Via Twitter earlier this morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter enlightened us as to what we might expect from Garcon this week against the Buccaneers:

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After a brief but glittering week 1 performance, there will be plenty of NFL fans keeping an eye on this one. Garcon has game breaking speed and good hands – a combination missing from the rest of Washington’s receiving corps – and if his usage in week 1 is anything to go by his possible inclusion in the Redskins lineup could make for some exciting football in Tampa Bay.

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