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Pierre Garcon | Wide Receiver

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 216
College: Mount Union
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Pierre Garcon is scheduled to count $10.25 million against the cap in 2016.
In other words, this is essentially a contract year for Garcon. The Redskins won't keep him at that price if he produces like he did last year, when he caught just 68 passes and limped to a 4.85 yards after catch average. Although the Skins insist Garcon will be targeted more on the quick hitches and screens he excels at this year, we've grown skeptical of Jay Gruden's ability to maximize talent. Jul 23 - 10:30 AM

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Pierre Garcon is expected to be "featured more prominently" in 2015.

Coach Jay Gruden and his staff haven't been shy about praising Garcon this offseason, saying numerous times how they want to get him more involved after he took a backseat to DeSean Jackson in 2014. Garcon isn't going to catch 113 balls like he did in 2013, but if he can get into the 80-plus range after catching just 68 last season, Garcon will have value.
Jun 24 - 1:35 PM

ESPN's Britt McHenry reports the Redskins are "doing more to incorporate" Pierre Garcon into their 2015 offense.

McHenry also passes along "praise for how Niles Paul has done/improved (in) these OTAs." Garcon has moved from X to Z, which is ordinarily the featured position in coach Jay Gruden's passing offense. It doesn't mean new "X" DeSean Jackson's role will be downsized; just that the Redskins intend to feed Garcon more than they did last year, when his catch total tumbled from 113 to 68. When fed the ball with volume, Garcon is a yards-creating playmaker after the catch.
Jun 8 - 4:00 PM

Pierre Garcon is now playing the Z receiver spot for the Redskins with DeSean Jackson taking over at X.

Garcon used to run most of his routes from the left side of the formation, but is now split out wide to the right. Per beat writer Mike Jones, the "coaches plan to make a greater point of getting Garcon the ball" this season after seeing his catch total drop from 113 in 2013 to 68 last season. However, Jackson should remain the go-to in this offense, leaving Garcon more as a mid-to-low WR3.
Jun 4 - 9:15 AM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he wants to get Pierre Garcon's numbers "back up a little bit" this season.

Garcon caught a league-high 113 passes in 2013, but was held to just 68 catches on 105 targets last season. "I think his production was probably down a little bit because DeSean [Jackson] wasn’t here the year before," Gruden said, adding the Redskins' fluid quarterback situation "hurt all the receivers." Washington's quarterback situation does not look any better heading into 2015, and Jackson will still be the focal point of the passing offense. Garcon could see a small bump in usage, but he will remain a mid-range WR3.
Mar 28 - 11:18 AM

The Redskins are expected to ask Pierre Garcon to restructure his contract.

Garcon wasn't featured in Jay Gruden's offense last year, posting a 68/752/3 line. He should return with the Redskins, but new GM Scot McCloughan will want to lower his $9.7 million cap hit. Garcon is currently signed through 2016.
Feb 7 - 6:25 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 2-of-5 targets for 53 yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

Garcon closes the book on 2014 with 68 catches for 752 yards and three scores. All three totals are essentially half Garcon's 2013 numbers. That's due in large part to the fact that he drew just 105 targets one year after racking up 184. He's not a featured player in coach Jay Gruden's offense, and that could be a problem, as he's due $7.1 million in 2015. Garcon will likely be back with the Redskins, but it won't be as more than a mid-range WR3 for fantasy purposes, especially if a scattershot Robert Griffin III remains under center.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:22:00 PM

Pierre Garcon caught four passes for 61 yards in Saturday's Week 16 win over the Eagles.

Garcon set up the game-winning field goal on a 23-yard catch and run. He was targeted five times, behind only DeSean Jackson. Garcon will be a low-end WR3 for the regular season finale.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:20:00 PM

Pierre Garcon had four catches for 36 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Giants.

He was targeted seven times. Garcon took a step back with DeSean Jackson returning this week. He'll be a low-end WR3 for Week 16 against the Eagles.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Pierre Garcon caught nine passes for 95 yards in the Redskins' Week 14 loss to the Rams.

With DeSean Jackson (leg) out, Garcon dominated targets, seeing 11 of them. The catches and yards were Garcon's most since Week 3. Jackson didn't practice at all this past week, leaving his status for Week 15 against the Giants up in the air. If Jackson misses, Garcon will again be on the WR3 map.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Speaking Monday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden claimed he was "concerned" about Pierre Garcon's lack of involvement in the offense.

"He's a big part of our offense moving forward," Gruden insisted. If Gruden were telling the truth, he would have been working harder for weeks to get Garcon more involved. Garcon is averaging just 6.4 targets this season, and five over his past nine games. We wouldn't count on much changing going forward, though Gruden's hand will be forced if DeSean Jackson (bruised leg) misses Week 14. Garcon would be on the WR3 radar in that instance.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 03:37:00 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 3-of-9 targets for nine yards Week 13 against the Colts.

The nine targets were nice, but Garcon could get nothing going against the Colts despite Vontae Davis exiting the game with a concussion midway through the third quarter. Garcon has not surpassed 50 yards receiving since Week 7 and has two single-digit receiving performances in the last three weeks. The nine targets are enough to still call Garcon a hold, but he needs a big game soon.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:42:00 PM

Pierre Garcon secured 3-of-4 targets for 34 yards in the Redskins' Week 12 loss to San Francisco.

The Redskins played simplistic, run-heavy offense in an effort to limit struggling Robert Griffin III's impact on the game. Therefore, Washington's pass catchers put very little into the box score. Garcon has been a minor factor in the Redskins' passing game all season. With decidedly ineffective quarterback play, he's a WR4 entering a Week 13 date with the Colts.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 07:24:00 PM

Pierre Garcon had one catch for six yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Bucs.

He was targeted just two times. The Redskins continue to feature DeSean Jackson in Jay Gruden's vertical pass scheme, leaving Garcon as the No. 2 option on an offense that struggles to pass protect. Garcon has only four catches over the last two games, and won't be more than a WR3 option in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 05:30:00 PM

Pierre Garcon caught three passes for 15 yards in Sunday's Week 9 loss at Minnesota.

Garcon was barely a blip on the radar in Robert Griffin III's return. He did get targeted on one of the bubble screens he executes so well, but the blocking was not there. The problem for Garcon isn't his level of play or even the quarterbacking -- it's that he's no longer the "X" in a Shanahan scheme. DeSean Jackson is the more featured player for Jay Gruden's vertical pass scheme.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 05:32:00 PM