Redskins Notes: Shanahan Talks Running Back Injuries, RGIII Talks Hits

By Sky Kerstein

ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) The news for the Washington Redskins on Wednesday was mixed.

As the team held their first practice Wednesday to prepare for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Cedric Griffin (hamstring) and Trent Williams (knee) both didn’t practice. 

Pierre Garçon (bruised foot), Brandon Meriweather (knee) and Evan Royster (knee) fully practiced.  Leonard Hankerson (back strain) fully practiced.

Garçon, who has missed the previous two games due to a bruised foot, said he hurt it during an 88-yard touchdown reception in New Orleans and is getting closer to a return.

“There is a lot of progress going along with the injury and it’s coming along very well,” Garçon said.

Garçon added that it’s “very frustrating” and the injury is “nagging” long than anyone expected.

“Everyday I’m getting better, getting better,” Garçon said.  “Can’t say if I will be able to go on Sunday or not.”

The Redskins signed running back Ryan Grant to replace Roy Helu Jr., who went on injured reserve today

Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan said the team first reached out to Tim Hightower, but Hightower suffered a set back so they went with Ryan Grant.

Robert Griffin III, who took unofficially around 29 hits on Sunday, said he wasn’t feeling that bad today.

“My body actually feels better this week than it did after the Rams game,”  Griffin III said.  But quickly added, “doesn’t mean I feel great.”

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