Pierre Garcon will be testing free agency

AP

Since he turned down a reported five-year, $35 million offer from the Colts at the Combine, it has been considered a foregone conclusion that free agent wide receiver Pierre Garcon would be testing the open market.

ESPN’s John Clayton confirms it will happen. Per Clayton, Garcon and the Colts engaged in contract talks over the weekend and into Monday, but no deal was struck. As a productive, 25-year-old receiver, Garcon is likely eyeing a deal in line with No. 1-caliber wideouts.

Whether he gets that in a deep receiver market remains to be seen, but Garcon is going to try. Clayton does report that Garcon will “stay in touch” with the Colts as he shops his wares around the league.