September 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) runs after a catch during the first quarter of a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

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A comment on a Bottom Line Communications piece about the Pitch’s interview with Star columnist Kent Babb noted the Star’s policy in most cases prohibits the use of the word “Redskin” when referring to the football team from our nation’s capital. Babb is leaving KC to join the Washington Post.


In those eight snaps against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, Garcon stood out as quarterback Robert Griffin III’s go-to option. He had four catches for 109 yards and a touchdown.

But on the touchdown — an 88-yard pass play on which Garcon caught the ball 16 yards downfield and raced 72 more to the end zone — he injured his right foot and hasn’t played since.


Look out for an air show: The odds favor a lot of passing yards in Sunday’s game between the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The teams rank as the two worst pass defenses in the league this season. Washington is giving up 9.1 yards per pass attempt, tied with the Saints for second-worst in the league, better than only the Giants (9.3 yards a pass). The Bucs are allowing 8.9 yards per attempt, fourth worst. The Redskins rank 31st in the league in passing yards allowed per game, and the Buccaneers rank 32nd. So although Washington and Tampa Bay rank only 22nd and 30th, respectively, in passing offense so far this season, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see both passing games get on track Sunday afternoon


Strong safety Brandon Meriweather probably will make his Redskins debut Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after fully participating in Friday’s practice. He’s listed as probable on the injury report after missing the first three games with a sprained left knee.
“I’d be ecstatic,” Meriweather said. “I wouldn’t say I’m amped up to prove something. I’m more happy I got the chance to do something that I love.”


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