Brandon Meriweather, Pierre Garcon out for Sunday’s game against Panthers

   The Washington Redskins ruled safety Brandon Meriweather and wide receiver Pierre Garcon out of Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

Brandon Meriweather hasn’t played since injuring a knee in the preseason, but the Redskins are hopeful he can return after the bye week. (Charles Rex Abogast / Associated Press)

Meriweather has not played all season because of a knee injury. He practiced this week, and the Redskins hope he plays after their bye week.
   Coach Mike Shanahan called it a positive sign that Meriweather had a good week of practice.
   Garcon is to test his ailing foot after the bye.
   Linebacker Perry Riley is listed as questionable because of a hamstring injury. Shanahan said it was not clear to him whether Riley will be able to play Sunday.

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.

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Mark Maske · November 2, 2012