Redskins to work out punters after Rocca tweaks knee

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The Washington Redskins planned to work out free agent punters after Sav Rocca "tweaked" his knee while jogging Thursday, head coach Mike Shanahan said.

The Redskins will work Rocca out on Saturday before deciding whether to sign another punter for Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Rocca is officially listed as questionable.

Rocca also serves as the holder on field goals. Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins has been practicing as the holder the past two days, and would serve in that capacity Sunday if Rocca can't play, unless the replacement punter has experiencing holding.

Fullback Darrel Young was also listed as questionable after reporting a tight hamstring Friday, and Shanahan said he would be a game-time decision.

"With those hamstrings, you just never know," Shanahan said.

Wide receiver Pierre Garcon (foot) did not practice and is listed as doubtful, while safety Brandon Meriweather will miss another game with his knee injury.

Also questionable are cornerbacks Cedric Griffin (hamstring) and David Jones (Achilles) and safety Jordan Pugh (head).

Nose tackle Barry Cofield (shoulder), tight end Fred Davis (knee), cornerback DeAngelo Hall (knee) and defensive end Doug Worthington (calf) are all probable to face the Giants.
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