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Garçon doubtful, Young, C. Griffin questionable


Garçon doubtful, Young, C. Griffin questionable

Wide receiver Pierre Garçon is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Giants, Coach Mike Shanahan said Friday afternoon.

Garçon, who missed last week’s game with the same toe injury that’s hampered him all season, has not practiced at all this week. Shanahan has said the team’s medical staff hopes that rest will be the key to Garçon’s recovery.

Listed as questionable for the Redskins’ NFC opener in the Meadowlands are: Cornerbacks David Jones (Achilles’ tendon) and Cedric Griffin (hamstring), safety Jordan Pugh (concussion), punter Sav Rocca (knee) and fullback Darrel Young.

Young has a history of hamstring ailments dating to last season. If Young – the Redskins’ only fullback – can’t suit up, Shanahan said tight ends Niles Paul, Fred Davis and Logan Paulsen can fill in.

“He didn’t pull it, but it’s tight, it’s tweaked,” Shanahan said of Young. “He didn’t practice today. With those hamstrings you just never know.”

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall (knee), Doug Worthington (calf), Davis (knee) and nose tackle Barry Cofield (shoulder) are all listed as probable.

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3 of 4 Redskins named to Pro Bowl won't attend

3 of 4 Redskins named to Pro Bowl won't attend

Ryan Kerrigan, Jordan Reed and Brandon Scherff will skip next week's Pro Bowl in Orlando a team spokesman confirmed to CSN. All three players dealt with injuries late in the season, most notably Reed, and playing in the exhibition game is not in the cards. Trent Williams, however, is still slated to play in the game. 

Reed suffered a separated shoulder on Thanksgiving playing against the Dallas Cowboys. For the rest of the season, Reed played through significant pain and his production dipped.

Kerrigan played much of the season with an injured elbow and hurt his finger in the final game against the Giants. Scherff played with ankle pain and was listed on the injury report much of the season's final four games.

For Reed and Scherff, this year marked their first Pro Bowl. The recognition was deserved for both players, and shows that the guard and tight end are gaining national spotlight for their play.

Kerrigan played in the Pro Bowl following the 2012 season. He finished this year with 11 sacks, 2.5 short os his career high 13.5 in 2014. 


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Mic picks up Packers trainer telling Cowboys' Tony Romo 'you deserve better'

Mic picks up Packers trainer telling Cowboys' Tony Romo 'you deserve better'

When longtime Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo lost his starting job to rookie Dak Prescott, there was general consensus that Prescott won the job fair and square when Romo got injured.

Romo himself said as much. But there are still people around the NFL who feel Dallas didn't do right by their 10-year starter. 

As Romo was leaving the field after the Cowboys lost to the Packers in the playoffs, Pepper Burruss, Green Bay's director of sports medicine, approached him. A microphone picked up Burruss saying what sounds like, "You deserve better." 

Take a listen. 

It's possible Burruss could have meant something else, like Romo deserved better injury luck. Maybe. 

Also keep in mind that Romo may have been leaving the field as a Cowboy for the final time of his career. What a note to leave on...

The 36-year-old has said he still wants an opportunity to start in the NFL. That won't happen in Dallas, so it's likely he'll move on to another team this offseason. 

According to Adam Schefter on ESPN Radio, the Cowboys may be willing to trade Romo to the team of his choice. 

Speculation has linked him to the Broncos, Bears, Jets and Texans.

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