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Pierre Garcon: 'I should be ready to go' for Redskins next week

September 10, 2012|By Chuck Schilken

"I couldn't tell you exactly. I've got to get it looked at," Garcon said. "But I should be ready to go."

X-rays on Garcon's foot came back negative, team officials said.

“He was sore enough not to come back -- and that was disappointing, because that was a heck of a catch and a run that he made,” said Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan, who added that the injury was somewhere along the top of the receiver's foot.

Even in his short amount of time on the field, Garcon seemed to develop a quick chemistry with his new quarterback and finished with a team-high 109 yards on four receptions during the Redskins' 40-32 victory over the Saints.

It was just what the Redskins were looking for when they signed the fifth-year player to a five-year, $42.5-million contract.

“I'm glad we've got Pierre on our football team to say the least," Shanahan said. "Ever since he got here, since we got him, he’s been a big-play guy. Big, and he's strong. He's 215 pounds, he’s in that 4.4 [-second 40-yard dash] range, and he can block, and he wants the football. So we gave it to him early and he made a number of big plays.”

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