Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon celebrates his touchdown reception during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts at FedExField in Landover, Md., Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019.
The Redskins defeated the Colts 24-14.
Photographer: Mark J. Rebilas/The Washington Post via Getty Images 1 of 14 • • • The Redskins have a busy week ahead, but this week is a key one.
Washington is set to host its first regular-season game against a division rival this Saturday at FedEx Field.
The defending NFC East champion New Orleans Saints, meanwhile, host the Green Bay Packers at 7:30 p.m.
ET at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
The two games will be televised on NFL Network.
Here are some of the other big news in the Redskins’ offseason:Washington has been dealing with a number of injuries during the off-season, including cornerback Jamari Lattimore (knee) and safety Trent Murphy (hamstring).
The team will start a rookie linebacker in Lattillie, who was acquired from the Cleveland Browns for a sixth-round pick in 2019.
And cornerback Jamison Crowder (concussion) is not expected to play in Sunday’s game.
Arian Foster, who will start at right cornerback in place of Josh Norman, is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon.
The team is expected to start Foster at the position, but Norman could start at cornerback against the Saints.
Here is a look at some other NFL offseason news:• Washington will start rookie right guard Alex Mack at right guard.
The 23-year-old, who signed a one-year contract worth $2.8 million this offseason, was acquired by the Redskins from the Atlanta Falcons in the offseason.
He is expected back for training camp.• Redskins coach Jay Gruden said that wide receiver Jamison Cottom (knees) could miss at least three weeks.
He said in a tweet that he expects to have Cottoms return to practice on Friday.
He did not provide a timetable.
Cottoms tore his ACL in Week 2 of the 2017 season and missed the next five games.
He has missed the last five games with a calf injury.
Coby Fleener is the Redskins best wide receiver, but he will miss the next two games with the ankle injury he suffered in Week 8 of last season.
Fleener, who caught five passes for 64 yards against the Green Beds in Week 3, did not practice this week.