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WR Pierre Garcon - Washington Redskins

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

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General News (Tue Feb 2): is expected to be retained and play out the last year of his contract in Washington, according to Rich Tandler and Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com.

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Recent Stats and Projections

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17 at DAL 21 0 0 0 4 3 49 1 0 10.9
18 vs GB 0 0 0 0 8 5 70 0 0 7

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 18 vs GB (8 / 5 / 70 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon had one of his typical days as he tallied five catches for moderate yardage. Pierre is mainly a chain mover so that role continued in this game. Pierre had a 21 yard catch which was his longest on the game but he was largely held in check. The impact of his catches was minimal and he failed to reach the end zone after scoring the last couple of weeks. Pierre was actually open a few more times to make a bigger impact but struggles at quarterback negated those opportunities.

2015 Week 17 vs DAL (4 / 3 / 49 / 1 rec)

Pierre Garcon played sparingly in this game but he left his mark with a 39 yard touchdown grab. Pierre is mainly used in the intermediate passing game but he caught his longest touchdown of the year going up the sideline for the score. It is rare for Pierre to catch touchdowns but he has found the end zone more often as of late. He totaled 3 catches in this game but made the best of it by scoring before exiting for good.

2015 Week 16 vs PHI (12 / 7 / 80 / 1 rec)

Pierre Garcon had his biggest game of the year (at least statistically speaking). He hauled in 7 catches and essentially slammed the door on an Eagles comeback with the game sealing touchdown in the fourth quarter. Garcon's longest catch went for 25 yards, but he spent most of the night taking advantage of attention the Eagles secondary was giving DeSean Jackson. He also found himself up against a rookie defensive back which is no match for a solid veteran receiver such as Garcon.

2015 Week 15 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 34 / 1 rec)

Pierre Garcon had his typical game with a low volume of catches but he did manage to score a touchdown. Pierre's touchdown was in the red zone where it seems he's be used more often. He caught a jump ball on a corner fade route that he snagged with authority. Garcon is a feisty possession receiver that thrives on aerial combat type catches but Washington doesn't allow him many opportunities.

2015 Week 14 vs CHI (7 / 5 / 52 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon is still struggling to find the end zone, but his five catches on the day was second highest total for the team. He doesn't take the top off the defense so the yardage totals remain modest. He had a 19 yard reception that helped keep their drive alive in the 2nd quarter, but his impact on this game was minimal from a receiving standpoint.

2015 Week 13 vs DAL (7 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon had a decent game considering the low scores and nature of the game. He was 2nd on the team in catches with 5 but didn't accumulate much yardage. Garcon did haul in a huge 23 yard reception that ultimately led to a field goal as points were hard to come by in this game.

2015 Week 12 vs NYG (6 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon had his typical day of low yardage combined with minimal catches. It has become increasingly more difficult for Garcon to make plays as Kirk has established Jordan Reed as his #1 short passing game option. Garcon thrives on yardage after the catch but his opportunities are few and far in between.

2015 Week 11 vs CAR (4 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon had minimal impact on this game as he only had 3 catches. Washington's inability to sustain drives really limited Pierre's opportunities to produce. However he is a possession receiver he doesn't see much volume in the passing attack.

2015 Week 10 vs NO (2 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon had his most unproductive game of the year as he only had 2 catches for 10 yards. There wasn't a high volume of passing in this game but the lack of involvement for him was uncharacteristic. He wasn't necessarily being shadowed by the Saints ace corner Delvin Breaux but then again Pierre isn't utilized as a big play weapon in this offense.

2015 Week 9 vs NE (8 / 4 / 70 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon was Washington's most productive receiver on the day as he totaled 70 yards. None of it had much impact but having DeSean Jackson back on the opposite side seemed to give him more room to operate as he had more yards receiving in this game than the last few weeks.

2015 Week 7 vs TB (6 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon had a rather pedestrian day considering how much the Redskins threw the ball around. He had 5 catches with his longest being a 21 yarder. Pierre had 2 catches in the first two possessions of the third quarter that kept drives alive which is his staple. He is mainly a chain mover but the volume of catches and his role in this offense isn't what it used to be. The emergence of other weapons has caused his role to diminish.

2015 Week 6 vs NYJ (8 / 5 / 28 / 1 rec)

Pierre Garcon caught a touchdown in the first quarter on a nice slant play at the goal line but that was his only significant contribution to this game. Garcon's five catches weren't very impactful due to being covered by Darrelle Revis most of the game.

2015 Week 5 vs ATL (8 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon day was limited to 3 catches. Even though his day was quiet, he made one of the biggest plays of the game as he caught a 21 yarder that helped set up the field to force overtime. Garcon's role in this offense is to be a chain mover so these type of days can be common for him. Being that he plays on the outside while Cousins prefers his throws in the middle of the field sometimes Garcon can get lost in the shuffle.

2015 Week 4 vs PHI (8 / 7 / 55 / 1 rec)

Pierre Garcon didn't have a ton of yardage, but this might have been his most effective game so far. Garcon had 7 catches but it should also be noted that he was targeted even more. Garcon often kept the chains moving but displayed great ability to get yards after the catch. Garcon had 3 huge catches on the final drive that sealed the game including the game winning touchdown catch in tight coverage. Garcon is a physical receiver that doesn't mind taking the punishment so Kirk throws to him with confidence. This is a low volume/short passing offense (while Desean Jackson is out) and Garcon is playing well.

2015 Week 3 vs NYG (12 / 5 / 64 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon had a decent night as he kept drives alive by making himself available for Kirk Cousins. His night could have been better if not for a few errant throws and a couple drops in his part. Garcon biggest catch of the night went for 19 yards but he mainly stayed active as a possession receiver. Garcon fumbled around the middle of the fourth quarter but it was overturned and resulted in a 4th down. They were able to keep possession because of a Pass Interference call but the game was virtually out of reach at this point. If Garcon had better quarterback play then he certainly could have been more productive.

2015 Week 2 vs STL (7 / 6 / 23 / 1 rec)

Pierre Garcon was relatively quiet as the ground game was the focal point. All of his 6 catches were merely dink and dunk plays which shows in his extremely low yardage total. However he did catch a fantastic back shoulder touchdown grab in which he lost his defender. As a possession receiver Pierre Garcon will have more quiet weeks with them leaning on the run game.

2015 Week 1 vs MIA (8 / 6 / 74 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon instantly had a busier than usual afternoon once Desean Jackson went down. He was targeted on 3 of the next 5 throws from Cousins. Pierre is more of a possession receiver so he doesn't quite bring the explosion to the passing game. Cousins often found Garcon on hitch routes and slants which kept the chains moving. Garcon started off hot as he had 4 catches in the first half, but then only ended up with 6 total for the game. His presence wasn't felt as much as anticipated when Desean Jackson went down. The "run first" mentality combined with Garcon's role as a possession receiver leaves his weekly output very modest.

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Latest News

Redskins | Washington to keep Pierre Garcon? (Mon Feb 1, 02:26 PM) - Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon is expected to be retained and play out the last year of his contract in Washington, according to Rich Tandler and Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com.

Our View: Garcon has a $10.2 million cap number in 2016. With only $9 million in cap space (per OverTheCap.com), Washington won't have a ton of money to throw around in free agency. This draft class isn't as strong at wide receiver as previous years, so going for help at the position through the draft may not be an option. It's looking like Washington could overpay Garcon as they're thin at the position.
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