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Here are the five best catches from Pierre Garcon's time with the Redskins

Here are the five best catches from Pierre Garcon's time with the Redskins

Come Sunday, Redskins fans will be rooting against Pierre Garçon instead of for him. 

After five years in D.C. — five years in which Garçon 376 passes from Washington quarterbacks, and followed many of those by trampling very unfortunate defensive backs — the receiver will return to FedEx Field in Week 6 as a 49er.

But before he officially suits up as the opponent, let's celebrate his underappreciated career with the 'Skins one last time. Here are the five best grabs from Garçon's stint with the Burgundy and Gold.


5) His 70-yard score vs. the Packers

Some wideouts view the label of "possession receiver" as a compliment. Don't call Garçon one, though.

The 31-year-old has rejected that phrase his whole life, which is probably why he started high-stepping on about the 10-yard line during this touchdown against the Packers in 2016 and then tried to spike the ball deep into the Earth's core. It was his way of reminding people that he isn't just a dude who snags balls on 15-yard post routes:

4) His one-handed snare in Denver

Will Ferrell's been in a ton of terrific comedies. Movies like Anchorman, Step Brothers, Old School, Zoolander and Talladega Nights are some of the funnier flicks you can find.

But because of how long Ferrell's filmography is, other strong comedies, such as The Other Guys, are unfairly forgotten. Similarly, because of how many catches Garçon had with the Redskins, it's hard to remember them all.

This highlight (found here) is The Other Guys of Garçon's Redskins career. Look at this screengrab. Look at it. The man in the No. 88 jersey hauled in the football that's floating far above him with one hand.

3) His Thanksgiving TD in Dallas

Redskins fans everywhere were served an extra dish on Thanksgiving in 2012.

In addition to their turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, those watching the Washington-Dallas holiday showdown enjoyed a heaping helping of yards after the catch, courtesy of Garçon.

If you want to have another taste, watch it here. 


2) His first trip to the end zone with his new team

When Garçon first signed with the Redskins, he was a different kind of free agent than the franchise usually lands.

He was just entering his prime, not well past it. And he was a player hungry for more chances, not one who would've been fine doing less.

Let's just say he made an OK first impression.

1) His game-winner vs. the Eagles

If you were to ask Siri, "Hey Siri, what catch best sums up who Pierre Garçon is as a receiver?" this would be the video she'd pull up (that is, if she didn't misunderstand you and instead end up calling someone in your contacts named Peter Johnson):

Thanks for all the memories, Pierre. Enjoy your trip back to FedEx Field, buddy, and hopefully you leave the stadium on the wrong end of a 35-7 score.

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Good news Redskins fans: Jason Pierre-Paul shipped out of NFC East


Good news Redskins fans: Jason Pierre-Paul shipped out of NFC East

The Giants shipped out Jason Pierre-Paul for life as a Buccaneer, and in turn, Tampa will send a third and fourth round draft pick to New York.

Moving Pierre-Paul comes at a curious time for the Giants. The team will eat $15 million of dead money in the move, and New York also sent a fourth-round pick to Tampa as part of the transaction. 

What it definitely signals is that Big Blue looks to be moving from a 4-3 base defense to a 3-4 look. Additionally, with the second overall pick in the NFL Draft in April, maybe the Giants will seriously look at NC State defensive lineman Bradley Chubb. 


For the Redskins, seeing Pierre-Paul leave the NFC East is welcome news. He has 12.5 career sacks against Washington QBs, the same amount he has against the Eagles and Cowboys combined. 

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Looking at the details of Zach Brown's contract with the Redskins

Looking at the details of Zach Brown's contract with the Redskins

The Redskins and linebacker Zach Brown agreed to a three-year contract that will require Brown to continue to play at a high level if he is going to collect all of the $21 million the deal contains.

Brown’s camp reportedly was shopping for a contract that had some $20 million in guaranteed money. The actual deal fell well short of that.

Brown, who was leading the league in tackles before an assortment of injuries forced him to sit out the last three games, got a total of $5.5 million in fully guaranteed money. He got a $4.5 million signing bonus and his $1 million salary for 2018 is fully guaranteed.


After that, the remaining two seasons essentially are team options. In 2019 he has a $6.75 million salary and $4.5 million of that is guaranteed for injury. His 2020 salary is $7.5 million with no guarantees of any kind.

The contract also has per-game roster bonuses available at a rate of $15,625 for each game he is on the 46-man game day roster in 2018 (total of $250,000 for the year) and $31,250 per game in 2019 and 2020 ($500,000 total).

The salary cap hits per year are as follows:

2018: $2.75 million
2019: $8.75 million
2020: $9.5 million

The average annual value of $7 million ranks ninth among inside linebackers.

Brown will need to continue to play well to collect on the contract. The team will be able to save $5.75 million on the 2019 cap if they terminate the deal after one season and $8 million if they do it in 2020.


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