The New England Patriots’ cornerbacks might have it easy in their first preseason game of the 2014 season.
The Washington Redskins have ruled out starting wide receiver Pierre Garcon with a hamstring injury, and head coach Jay Gruden said DeSean Jackson is likely to miss the preseason opener after tweaking his ankle in a joint practice with the Patriots on Wednesday, WEEI’s Mike Petraglia reported.
Gruden told the media that Jackson got “cleated” during practice, which twisted his ankle “just a hair.” Gruden also said the Redskins’ starters will be out on the field for the first 8-to-10 plays of the preseason game.
The Patriots signed free-agent cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner this offseason. They’ll face off against Redskins receivers Andre Roberts, Santana Moss and Ryan Grant with Jackson and Garcon out.
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