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Pierre Garcon | Wide Receiver | #88

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 216
College: Mount Union
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (205) / IND
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ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim fully expects contract-year WR Pierre Garcon to keep his roster spot.
Garcon's status became the subject of speculation after the Redskins used the No. 22 pick on Josh Doctson, but Keim is convinced Garcon will stay in D.C. Per Keim, Redskins officials have never once wavered on Garcon's roster spot, either publicly or privately. With the Redskins' offseason spending largely finished, they don't need the $8 million in cap savings they'd get by cutting Garcon loose. May 3 - 6:27 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim reports "nothing will change" regarding Pierre Garcon's roster status after Washington used the No. 22 overall pick on WR Josh Doctson.

In the final year of his contract, soon-to-be 30-year-old Garcon is set to count $10.2 million against the cap, and the Redskins can clear $8 million of that by releasing him. Already up against the cap after inking CB Josh Norman to a big deal last week, the Redskins plan to stand pat and ease in Doctson. Cutting WR Andre Roberts and his $4 million salary should be as easier call.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 29 - 9:49 AM

CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler reports "there is some buzz" the Redskins could extend Pierre Garcon.

Garcon is scheduled to make a $7.6 million base salary and count $10.2 million against the cap in the final year of his deal. Both numbers are way too high for a non-explosive, possession receiver, but the lack of talent in the free agent and draft pools means Washington has little choice but to retain Garcon. An extension could lower Garcon's cap number this season and give him some security moving forward. Garcon will turn 30 in August.
Mar 7 - 9:47 AM

CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler and Tarik El-Bashir expect the Redskins to retain Pierre Garcon.

Garcon is set to earn $8 million in salary and bonuses and count $10.2 million against the cap in the final year of his deal. Both numbers outpace Garcon's production by a large margin, but the Redskins are short on options at receiver. With not much high-end talent available in free agency or the draft, Washington may be best served overpaying Garcon for another season.
Feb 1 - 11:27 AM

CSN Washington's Rich Tandler mentioned Pierre Garcon as a possible cap casualty.

DeSean Jackson is in the same boat. Both players are entering the last year of their contracts. Cutting Jackson and Garcon would obviously free up cap room, but this year's free agent market for wide receivers is incredibly uninspiring and Washington's in-house replacement options are just as bleak.
Jan 31 - 9:30 AM

Pierre Garcon caught 5-of-8 targets for 70 yards in the Redskins' Wild Card Round loss to the Packers.

Although Garcon's playmaking ability diminished, he was generally a reliable target for Kirk Cousins running short routes on the perimeter of Washington's offense while Jordan Reed handled the medium stuff and DeSean Jackson threatened deep. Garcon finished the regular season at 72-777-6 receiving. Garcon will be entering his age-30 season in 2016. This offseason, Redskins management will have to decide whether he's worth his $7.6 million base salary.
Jan 10 - 8:41 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 3-of-4 targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 against Dallas.

Garcon scored on a 39-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He was rested for the remainder of the game. Garcon will take a 72/777/6 line into the Wild Card Round.
Jan 3 - 7:30 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 7-of-12 targets for 80 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' Week 16 win over the Eagles.

Previously scoreless since October, Garcon has now hit pay dirt in back-to-back games. This week's score occurred on a stutter-and-go route midway through the fourth quarter, as Garcon beat two Eagles defenders for an over-the-shoulder lob by Kirk Cousins. This was Garcon's first game of 80 or more yards all season. The Redskins will close out their regular season in Week 17 at Dallas.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 12:11:00 AM

Pierre Garcon caught 3-of-4 targets for 34 yards and one touchdown in the Redskins' Week 15 win over the Bills.

He had two monster catches, one for 19 yards on a 3rd-and-16 play and the other a 10-yard touchdown on a fade route for Kirk Cousins' fourth touchdown of the day. Garcon has settled in as the Redskins' No. 3 pass-game option behind Jordan Reed and DeSean Jackson. He'll be nothing more than a WR4 in a middling matchup with the Eagles next week.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 06:11:00 PM

Pierre Garcon secured 5-of-7 targets for 52 yards in the Redskins' Week 14 win over the Bears.

Garcon has consistently been a low-ceiling scorer since DeSean Jackson returned from his hamstring injury a month and a half ago. Garcon will be a WR4 when the Redskins face Rex Ryan's Bills in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 04:23:00 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 5-of-7 targets for 54 yards in the Redskins' Week 13 loss to the Cowboys on Monday night.

This has become what to expect from the chain-moving possession receiver. He's topped 70 yards on the season just once and hasn't caught more than five passes since Week 4. Garcon also hasn't visited pay dirt since Week 6. His biggest catch on Monday was a gutsy grab over the middle on 3rd-and-14 that moved the chains and set up an eventual Dustin Hopkins field goal. Garcon won't be a recommended start next week at the Bears.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 12:46:00 AM

Pierre Garcon caught 3-of-6 targets for 35 yards Week 12 against the Giants.

Garcon made a couple nice grabs on crossing routes, but he and the rest of the passing options were limited by the run-heavy game flow. Garcon has failed to record more than 75 receiving yards in a game this season and does not have more than five catches since Week 4. He does not need to be owned in shallow leagues.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:33:00 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 3-of-4 targets for 43 yards Week 11 against the Panthers.

Garcon was utilized down the field more often than he had been earlier in the season and made a nice third-down conversion in the second quarter, but he was limited by Washington's lack of plays. Garcon has still not gained more than 75 yards in a game this season, and he has not scored since Week 6. Garcon does not need to be owned in shallow leagues.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:08:00 PM

Pierre Garcon had two catches for 10 yards in Week 10 against the Saints.

Garcon finished behind both DeSean Jackson (4) and Jamison Crowder (5) in targets. He wasn't needed with Washington playing with a lead the entire second half. Garcon will remain a WR4 for Week 11 against Carolina.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 05:33:00 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 4-of-8 targets for 70 yards Week 9 against the Patriots.

Garcon struggled with drops on Sunday. The first pass of the game bounced off his hands and into the waiting arms of Logan Ryan, and he dropped a fourth-down conversion in the second quarter. Garcon did hook up with Kirk Cousins for a 36-yard gain, which is amazingly his longest reception of the season. He is now on pace for 82 catches for just 840 yards (10.2 YPR) and six touchdowns. Garcon will remain a low-ceiling WR4 next week against the Saints.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 05:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
3Nate Sudfeld
RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3Keith Marshall
4Mack Brown
5Rob Kelley
GLB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Jamison Crowder
3Rashad Ross
4Maurice Harris
5Reggie Diggs
WR21Josh Doctson
2Pierre Garcon
3Ryan Grant
4Valdez Showers
5Jarvis Turner
WR31Pierre Garcon
TE1Jordan Reed
2Niles Paul
3Vernon Davis
4Logan Paulsen
5Derek Carrier
LT1Trent Williams
2Takoby Cofield
3Cody Booth
LG1Spencer Long
2Shawn Lauvao
3Al Bond
C1Kory Lichtensteiger
2Josh LeRibeus
3Austin Reiter
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Arie Kouandjio
3Nila Kasitati
RT1Morgan Moses
2Ty Nsekhe
3Kevin Bowen
K1Dustin Hopkins