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WR Pierre Garcon - Washington Redskins

5-11, 210Born: 8-8-1986College: Mount UnionDrafted: Round 6

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17 vs NYG 45 0 0 0 7 4 96 0 0 9.6

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 17 vs NYG (7 / 4 / 96 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon turned in on the second half of this game as he provided a spark in the third quarter. Pierre only had four catches on the day but his forty-nine yard reception helped setup a potential score. However it was washed away by a turnover the following play. Pierre also had a key reception in the fourth that did help setup what turned out to be the game tying touchdown. He took a screen pass twenty yards down field to put the offense in the red zone. Pierre isn't known for the big play in this offense but his ability after the catch gave the offense life late in the second half.

2016 Week 16 vs CHI (5 / 4 / 94 / 0 rec)

Like teammate DeSean Jackson, Garcon had his way with the overmatched Chicago secondary in Washington's comfortable win. Three of Garcon's four receptions were on intermediate or deep routes, uncommon for the chain-moving receiver. Garcon beat press coverage on a post route for more than 25 yards as Washington emerged from the shadow of their own end zone. Again in the first half Garcon torched Chicago, winning easily on a deep route for more than 40 yards. While the volume was not there as Washington shifted to reserves on the field in the fourth quarter, Garcon had one of his best games of the season.

2016 Week 15 vs CAR (11 / 7 / 78 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon tied for the team lead in receptions for this game but it didn't equate to big yardage. He is often used as a short passing game weapon so this isn't a surprise. Pierre's longest reception went for twenty yards but he was largely ineffective throughout this game. Pierre had no problems getting separation out of his routes but the Washington offense hit a major snag against Carolina.

2016 Week 14 vs PHI (6 / 5 / 59 / 1 rec)

Pierre Garcon led Washington in receptions and also found the end zone for this game. It was encouraging to see Kirk actually connect with him in the red zone. Pierre executed a great fade route to gain separation from his defender as he caught a third quarter touchdown pass. Most of Pierre's work comes on short to intermediate passes so he will rarely have big yardage totals. He has gotten into a nice flow with Kirk as he continues to have five or more receptions a game. It can also be a direct result of Jordan Reed's injury as well.

2016 Week 13 vs ARI (9 / 7 / 78 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon was Washington's most productive receiver in this game. He led the team in receptions and yardage. Kirk found Pierre early and often throughout this game when Washington needed a play. His longest reception went for twenty-eight yards and four out of seven receptions resulted in first downs. Kirk missed Pierre for a potential touchdown in the third quarter but overthrew him down the sideline. If Kirk can ever connect with Pierre in the end zone he'd have a lot better production. Getting open had been problematic for Pierre but the short passing game tailored towards him limits his upside.

2016 Week 12 vs DAL (4 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon wasn't as effective in this game as the previous one even with the terrific day Kirk had passing. Pierre had a total of four receptions and his longest being twenty seven. Pierre fell right back into his normal possession receiver type role and managed to move the chains. Kirk did miss him in the back of the end zone for a potential touchdown which has happened on a few occasions this season.

2016 Week 11 vs GB (7 / 6 / 116 / 1 rec)

Pierre Garcon had his biggest game of the season as he totaled six catches but caught a seventy yard reception for a touchdown. Pierre generally isn't a deep threat but facing a Packers team devoid of cornerback help he found his opportunity. Pierre's game was typical to thriving in the short passing game but then he made a double move at the line of scrimmage to take a fly route straight up field where Kirk connected with him for the huge touchdown score. Pierre's deep shot opportunities won't be plenty but this shows he still has dangerous speed to threaten a secondary down field.

2016 Week 10 vs MIN (10 / 6 / 81 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon saw a few more looks in this game as he totaled six catches. Some of the looks were due to DeSean's absence but he didn't see a massive uptick. Per usual, Pierre was a steady safety valve and chain mover for Washington in this game. His longest reception went for seventeen yards. He was missed in the red zone by Kirk again as he found himself open for a potential touchdown but Kirk was unable to find him. Pierre is perfect for Washington's short passing game attack but without capitalizing on the red zone opportunities it puts a cap on his production.

2016 Week 8 vs CIN (7 / 6 / 67 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon had another game of five or more catches. This had much to do with the high volume of passing for this game but nonetheless he was involved. It was still a typical possession receiver type of day for Pierre as he often caught short passes. His ability to gain yards after the catch is a key element because of Kirk's penchant for short to intermediate passes. His longest reception went for twenty-three yards and he often broke tackles with each reception. Pierre's biggest catch of the day came when he helped keep a drive alive to help Washington secure their second touchdown of the game. Kirk missed Pierre for a potential touchdown in the third quarter as the red zone miscues continue. It should be noted that Kirk is looking for Pierre when they are in scoring range but inaccuracies keep hindering Pierre's productivity.

2016 Week 7 vs DET (5 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon wasn't as involved this game as he only had two catches on four total targets. He has been busy with Jordan Reed out but this game wasn't his day.

2016 Week 6 vs PHI (11 / 6 / 77 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon had one of his more productive games of the year as he led the team in catches and yards. Four of his six catches resulted in first downs a he constantly kept the chains moving. He had an opportunity for a touchdown but Kirk misfired out of the back of the end zone when Pierre had his man beat. Pierre's longest reception went for twenty-two yards and he displayed the physicality in his route running that Washington loves. Pierre is the consistent possession receiver that fluctuates in volume weekly due to the abundance of weapons in Washington.

2016 Week 5 vs BAL (7 / 5 / 56 / 1 rec)

Pierre Garcon had one his better receiving days against the Ravens. He had five catches and also scored the only offensive touchdown for Washington. Pierre ran right pass the cornerback up field for a twenty yard strike down the sideline. Pierre also had two critical third down conversions in the third and fourth quarter that kept drives alive. The winds forced more short throws where Pierre is often the beneficiary.

2016 Week 4 vs CLE (5 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon had another one of his typical games as a chain mover. He only had four catches but two of them resulted in first downs. Pierre never receives a high volume of catches or targets but his ability to break tackles after the catch is helpful in Washington's offense. Kirk did miss Pierre once in this game on a potential touchdown in the red zone as they couldn't connect on a slant route.

2016 Week 3 vs NYG (7 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon played his usual role against Washington of mainly being a possession receiver. Garcon had five catches but none of them were highly impactful in totality. He had a twenty yard gain that he and Kirk can continue to build on but Pierre won't be called upon much to make the big plays in the passing game.

2016 Week 2 vs DAL (7 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon wasn't very busy in this game as he only recorded two catches. Neither catch made much of a difference but it should be noted that he had a red zone target. However, Kirk misread the coverage and Pierre didn't even have a chance at the ball. Pierre often gets frustrated with his opportunities but having an inconsistent quarterback will make for these types of days.

2016 Week 1 vs PIT (6 / 6 / 51 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon had a quiet day even though he recorded six catches. His longest went for sixteen yards but the Steelers secondary made sure to keep everything in front of them and rally to the ball. None of Pierre's catches were very impactful to the offense but a few did help move the chains for first downs. He didn't record a catch in the first half but started to find his groove coming out after halftime. He was not targeted in any of their red zone trips as many times he has been the second option behind Jordan Reed.

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Redskins | Pierre Garcon set to be free agent (Sun Jan 15, 04:48 PM) - Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.

Our View: Garcon wants to prove that he's more than a possession receiver. He comes off a 2016 season where he went over 1,000 yards receiving for just the second time in his career. Early speculation has Garcon as a potential target of the Baltimore Ravens in free agency.
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Redskins | Pierre Garcon says he is not possession WR (Sat Jan 14, 02:58 PM) - Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon said he does not want to be called a possession receiver because he can do more than what the Redskins asked him to do in 2016. 'I definitely want people to stop thinking I'm a possession receiver because they gave me a job to do,' Garcon said. 'That doesn't mean I can't go deep and I can't run fast, because I ran fast and went deep this year more than I probably ever did. Every year is different from the playcalling. But I want people to stop thinking that I'm a slow guy, and I'm not slowing down anytime soon.'

Our View: His 13.1 YPC average this year ranks 49th in the league while his teammate DeSean Jackson led the NFL with a 17.95 YPC average. Playing the possession role was what Garcon was asked to do, and he did his job well...in fact his YPC was about a 3-yard rise from his average as a Washington wideout. Don't be surprised if a team like Baltimore shows some interest in Garcon on the open market.
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