Pierre Garçon hasn’t heard anything about staying in Washington

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When Redskins coach Jay Gruden spoke to the media from the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, he said that he’d love to have wide receiver Pierre Garçon back for the 2017 season but that he’s “not going to blink” if the veteran leaves as a free agent.

As of now, Garçon says that he hasn’t heard anything from the team in either direction when it comes to a future in Washington. Garçon joined former Colts teammate Pat McAfee on McAfee’s podcast to talk about where he might end up.

“I haven’t heard anything from the Redskins, man,” Garçon said, via the Washington Post. “I have not heard anything at all. But everybody does strategic moves right before free agency, or right during free agency, so I couldn’t tell you what they’re up to. … I’m sure I’ll hear something from them. But yeah, I haven’t heard anything from them.”

Garçon said he’s heard people connect him to the Rams and 49ers because he’s played for Rams coach Sean McVay and 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan in the past and both teams are in need of help at receiver. He said he thinks he’d be a good fit for “any team that needs a veteran receiver, just to plug in and make that Super Bowl run, to tell you the truth.”

The next few days should provide a better idea of which teams will be making a run at Garçon and whether Gruden will be putting his no blinking pledge to the test.

17 responses to “Pierre Garçon hasn’t heard anything about staying in Washington

  1. I think this says a lot about the state of the Redskins… lot of conflicting reports coming out of D.C.

  2. The Danny’s got his groove back!

    Dysfunction, ineptitude, offseason headlines, signing the worst gameday coach in the NFL to an extension, letting Bruce “Harvest Feast” Allen keep “winning off the field” while running off the best football mind in town since Gibbs recognized what Snyder is and quit on something for the first and only time in his life, ignoring Pierre Garcon and his other free agents, having to promote the new OC and DC in-house because no decent candidates would take the jobs and on and on and on . . .

    Sure, it’s been fun – a fool’s gold division championship in 2015 when the rest of the division decided not to play pro football and an 8-7-1 mediocrity in 2016 that fell flat in a win-or-go-home game when Jay Gruden was absolutely owned and put away wet by Steve Spagnuolo whose team had nothing to play for – but, hey, welcome back to the Snyder wilderness, Skins fans.

  3. They don’t want to insult a guy who, if he returns, will probably be a captain on the team. See what your initial offer is Pierre. Then let the Skins know what you want to resign with them. They don’t want to compete against themselves by offering too much. They don’t want to insult a fierce competitor they respect and want back by offering too little.

  4. He’s a good, above-average receiver that makes tough catches. He’s a quarterback’s best friend and the Redskins would be silly to let him go……but as you know, WRs are getting paid this year and the Redskins may have some issues signing other players once Kirk signs his long-term deal shortly (not if, when).

    They can replace Garcon with a draft pick while further developing Crowder and Doctson (if he can get healthy enough).

    In the end, if the Redskins can only sign one WR, I’d go with Garcon over Jackson.

    Hate the Redskins, don’t mind their name. Red-skinned not thin-skinned.


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  5. The tact teams take nowadays is not to communicate with anybody about anything. They don’t seem to worry about what anybody thinks, or whether speculation is running rampant.

  6. Pierre Garçon.. a player who could play for anybody in the league and make them better at receiver. The poster child of what is a professionnal, polished wide receiver. I dont know what the Redskins plans are but I would be really happy if he went to Oakland. Anybody that signs him will get a really good player on their team.

  7. If the Redskins had made an offer, PFT would write a story about how the Redskins are bidding against themselves for an old receiver that there’s not much interest in.

  8. “He said he thinks he’d be a good fit for “any team that needs a veteran receiver, just to plug in and make that Super Bowl run, to tell you the truth.”

    Lol well that’s not going to be either the Rams or 9ers.

  9. leolad72 says:
    Mar 5, 2017 7:06 PM

    Plug him into the #2 in Dallas and ship T. Williams off somewhere for a 5th rounder…

    Terrance is a free agent.

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