'Rejuvenated' Redskins buoyed by state of NFC East

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Associated Press

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 13 at 10:01 AM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington's Pierre Garcon, Jammal Brown and Brandon Meriweather walked off the field Monday and gave self-assessments of their injuries.

The players sorely missed by the Redskins this season were back at practice following the bye, part of an overall feeling of renewal for a team heartened by the collective struggles of the NFC East.

After losing what coach Mike Shanhan called a "must-win" game before the break — and then suggesting the playoffs were out of reach and it was time to play out the string — he now says there's no margin of error as the Redskins (3-6) prepare to host the Philadelphia Eagles in the first of three consecutive division games.

It would help if the team could get Garcon, Brown and Meriweather fully healthy and somewhere close to top form.

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