Garcon, Meriweather active for Redskins vs. Eagles

    2012-11-18 10:41

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather and receiver Pierre Garcon are active against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, as expected, is inactive because of a concussion, meaning rookie Nick Foles will make his first NFL start Sunday. Receiver Jason Avant is out with a hamstring injury.

Meriweather is available for Washington for the first time this season after being out with sprained ligaments in his left knee. He was supposed to make his Redskins debut in Week 4 but reinjured the knee in a pregame collision with teammate Aldrick Robinson.

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Garcon has appeared in only three games all season, missing four in a row before Sunday. He tore a ligament in a toe on his right foot in the season opener.