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Pierre Garcon in negotiations with Redskins

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Robert Griffin III may be getting a new receiver in Washington, six weeks before Griffin himself lands in Washington.

Pierre Garcon, the free agent receiver who has played his entire four-year NFL career with the Colts, is in negotiations with the Redskins, Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports reports.

The Colts tried to get a deal done with Garcon before free agency and it’s still possible that he’ll stay in Indianapolis, but he decided to test the market first. That may end up being a profitable decision because the Redskins are known to be interested in spending big to get a playmaker at wide receiver — even though the recent league ruling taking some of their salary cap space away has hamstrung their efforts.

The 25-year-old Garcon started all 16 games for the Colts last year and, despite the absence of Peyton Manning, had career highs in catches (70), receiving yards (947) and touchdowns (six). He’s one of several big-name free agent receivers on the market, and is the first known to be actively negotiating with a new team.

UPDATE: Adam Schefter reports that the Rams are also talking to Garcon.

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32 Responses to “Pierre Garcon in negotiations with Redskins”
  1. lolb23 says: Mar 13, 2012 4:31 PM

    the Flying Frenchman!

  2. wipackman1265 says: Mar 13, 2012 4:32 PM

    Nice ….. now follow the rules so we don’t have to take the rest of your cap $$$

  3. ravenator says: Mar 13, 2012 4:32 PM

    Play for a championship Pierre, cone to Baltimore.

  4. hailvictory10 says: Mar 13, 2012 4:32 PM

    Hail victory

  5. bucwild05 says: Mar 13, 2012 4:32 PM

    I knew I couldn’t read this article without something referring to Manning.

  6. sirmixalotalotalot says: Mar 13, 2012 4:33 PM

    Someone needs to stop Dan Snyder from over paying for average players…This guy isn’t worth more than a 3 year-5-7 million dollar contract.

  7. dmvskins703 says: Mar 13, 2012 4:33 PM

    If no Vincent Jackson that’s fine…I’m happy if he comes please Eddie royal!

  8. jdandcoke says: Mar 13, 2012 4:33 PM

    called this move yesterday after the cap hit was announced. actually a nice player if the skins can get him.

  9. dv5454 says: Mar 13, 2012 4:34 PM

    He isn’t a #1 receiver.

  10. writersrstupid says: Mar 13, 2012 4:35 PM

    omg nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo please noooooooooooooooooooooo dont sing this guys he is a straight bumb payton made this dude he is a typical wr average not a #1 dont do this to rg3. if u gonna do this just keep the wr u guys already have. omg please dont god i beg u dont.

  11. gregthomas77 says: Mar 13, 2012 4:36 PM

    I am willing to bet the Redskins are shooting for VJAX and Garcon.

  12. evomike06 says: Mar 13, 2012 4:36 PM

    This will be a great pick up if they can land him. To bad the NFL screwed them out of cap money because I was really hoping to see vincent jackson in burgandy and gold.

  13. runmjd says: Mar 13, 2012 4:36 PM

    Come to Jacksonville Garcon!

  14. rufustfireflyjr says: Mar 13, 2012 4:36 PM

    “Hamstrung their efforts?” The ‘Skins will create enough cap room by restructuring contracts and cutting guys to pay for whomever they want to go for. If they don’t get guys, it won’t be for a lack of money. Often, they haven’t gone after the right guys, but if they’ve proven anything over the years, its that they know how to manipulate the salary cap to sign the players they want to sign.

  15. thraiderskin says: Mar 13, 2012 4:37 PM

    I sort of though he and Meachem would be good pick-ups. Since the league wants to STEAL our money, we might have to settle for only one of those.

  16. thraiderskin says: Mar 13, 2012 4:37 PM

    though= thought

  17. mattsffrd says: Mar 13, 2012 4:37 PM

    Who in their right mind would voluntarily play for the Redskins

  18. ar1888 says: Mar 13, 2012 4:38 PM

    I speak for most Colts fans when I say you can have him. He makes circus catches, and drops the chain moving east ones. You are going to overpay, and he will be a huge free agent bust.

  19. countsnail says: Mar 13, 2012 4:38 PM

    Not a “sexy” move, but it’s more fiscally reasonable than throwing $15 million a year at Vincent Jackson. Maybe Snyder has finally learned how to exercise restraint.

    Or maybe he’s trying to bait Manning…

  20. frankdatank23 says: Mar 13, 2012 4:39 PM

    The Redskins ? I’m shocked !!!

  21. davidpoopy says: Mar 13, 2012 4:39 PM

    damn it.. we need a big red zone target.. not another under sized #2 wide receiver

  22. ih8tdallas28 says: Mar 13, 2012 4:39 PM

    NO!!!! I don’t want him here, while I agree he had decent numbers without payton. He drops a lot of balls and I don’t consider him a #1 WR if he comes here I sure hope he developes as a legit number #1 and we dont pay to much…but we know that won’t happen. I am the biggest skins fan but even I know we overspend alot on FA. Hail!!!

  23. baddegg says: Mar 13, 2012 4:40 PM

    Key point here is that he’s only 25 and can grow in the system along with Griffin.

    It’s true, he doesn’t not feel like that “stud # 1″, but between Moss, Gaffney, Hankerson, and Garcon…they may still be able to field some weapons. Then you’ve got your second tier guys like Niles Paul, Terrance Austin and Anthony Armstrong who can still contribute.

    Don’t forget that before he got hurt, Hankerson was really coming on and showing that he could be a force at WR….and that was with Rex slinging him the ball.

  24. dmarek says: Mar 13, 2012 4:44 PM

    70 for 946 and 6 TD’s. Those are good numbers, like… Jabar Gaffney good. They should pay this guy $35 million.

  25. PriorKnowledge says: Mar 13, 2012 4:46 PM

    He will make a reasonable #1 receiver. And skins will overpay… yawn, so what else is new?

  26. celly84 says: Mar 13, 2012 4:47 PM

    @writersrstupid….

    given the FACT that Garcon’s best season statistically was this past season when Peyton was NOT playing, I would venture to say that Peyton DID NOT make him the receiver that he is. In fact, from what I can recollect, when Peyton WAS starting, he would rarely look Garcon’s way.

    This may just be one of the situations where a change of scenery really might be in the best interest of the player.

  27. realitypolice says: Mar 13, 2012 4:49 PM

    writersrstupid says:
    Mar 13, 2012 4:35 PM
    omg nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo please noooooooooooooooooooooo dont sing this guys he is a straight bumb payton made this dude he is a typical wr average not a #1 dont do this to rg3. if u gonna do this just keep the wr u guys already have. omg please dont god i beg u don’t.
    ====================

    Peyton made this dude, you say? Funny how he had his best year last year, when, you know, Peyton didn’t play.

  28. eaglesfootballfan says: Mar 13, 2012 4:50 PM

    Garcon just posted on his facebook page that he is signing with the Washington Redskins. Done deal

  29. jdandcoke says: Mar 13, 2012 4:51 PM

    you guys want a number 1 receiver? then draft one in the first round like any other good team does. its STUPID to overpay for premier players in free agency…..just not a good way to build a team.

  30. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 13, 2012 4:53 PM

    OVERATED wr, drops more balls than anybody, redskins will overpay for his.services

  31. axespray says: Mar 13, 2012 4:53 PM

    that was quick

  32. gacoltfan says: Mar 13, 2012 4:55 PM

    After all the players the Colts have been letting go, I couldn’t understand why they were so willing to pay him so much. He is an ok #2 that does a good job stretching the field with his speed and makes some great catches, but he also drops too many and isn’t a #1 receiver.

    Anyone remember Alvin Harper? Very good #2.

    As I was typing this NFL Network just announced he has signed with the Redskins.

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