Garcon, Grant active for Redskins against Falcons

Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon is active for Washington’s game

against the Atlanta Falcons.

Running back Ryan Grant also is active Sunday, the first time

he’s on the game-day roster for the Redskins since signing as a

free agent last month after five years with the Green Bay


Out for Washington are cornerback Cedric Griffin (hamstring) and

safety Brandon Meriweather, who re-injured his left knee in a

pregame collision last week with receiver Aldrick Robinson.

The Falcons are missing fullback Lousaka Polite for the second

consecutive game. He is nursing a sore hamstring; Jason Snelling is

expected to start in Polite’s place.