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Looks like Pierre Garcon will make serious cash in San Francisco, per report

Looks like Pierre Garcon will make serious cash in San Francisco, per report

Pierre Garçon stands to make more in his first year with the San Francisco 49ers than he ever did in one season with the Redskins, per a new report.

In 2012, his first season in Washington, Garçon made more than $13 million. Still, his 2017 salary in San Francisco will trump that, according to Mortensen.

A good player, Garçon twice went for more than 1,000 yards receiving in five seasons with the Redskins. His best season came in 2013, when he caught 113 balls for 1,346 yards and five touchdowns. Kyle Shanahan called the plays that year in D.C., and with the Niners, Shanahan and Garçon will again be working together. 

Known for his fiery play on the field and demanding attitude in the locker room, Garçon could help spur a culture change on a San Francisco team trying to rebuild from a 2-14 season.

The money seems staggering, but remember, $16 million in his first year does not mean Garçon will make $16 million per year. This could be a front-loaded deal with a hefty signing bonus.

The 49ers have a mountain of salary cap room so it would make sense to pay Garçon early in this deal. He will be 31 when the season starts this fall.

The Redskins made little attempt to bring Garçon back in free agency, and reports of the Niners' interest came quick during the open tampering period. It might not have helped keep Garçon in Washington when reports that he requested a trade early in the 2016 season emerged.

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Terrelle Pryor, DJ Swearinger get into heated exchange during Day 3 of Redskins-Jets practice

Terrelle Pryor, DJ Swearinger get into heated exchange during Day 3 of Redskins-Jets practice

The Redskins' joint practices with the Jets have been nothing short of entertaining.

Day 1 of practice brought a couple of brawls between the two teams, with one spilling into the sideline where fans were standing. 

Day 2 was relatively calm, but Day 3 has brought another altercation, this time between former teammates Terrelle Pryor and DJ Swearinger. 

During a one-on-one rep, safety Monte Nicholson broke up a pass to Pryor. As Pryor started walking back to the sideline, a very hyped-up DJ Swearinger had more than a few things to say about it. As the two inched closer, Swearinger fakes a punch, causing Pryor to flinch and creating roars from the Redskins sideline. 

It's clear the Redskins' DBs have strong feelings towards their ex-teammate. Back in June, inside linebacker Zach Brown said the 'Skins would "have it out" for Pryor during their joint practices. 

While Pryor won't be playing in Thursday's preseason game, let's hope the competition continues over nonetheless.

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Redskins release CB Orlando Scandrick

Redskins release CB Orlando Scandrick

RICHMOND—Orlando Scandrick’s career with the Redskins ended without him even playing a game.

Head coach Jay Gruden confirmed reports that the team has released Scandrick on the last day of training camp. He did not play in the Redskins’ preseason opener against the Patriots last Thursday.

While reasons for the release will become clearer with time, it is apparent that the Redskins have a great deal of faith in their young cornerbacks, particularly second-year player Fabian Moreau. With Scandrick on the team, Moreau was slated to be the backup slot corner. With Scandrick now gone, the Redskins likely will go with Moreau as the slot cornerback.

The team also apparently has confidence in Quinton Dunbar to start opposite Josh Norman. They also like rookies Greg Stroman, Adonis Alexander, and Danny Johnson. As of now, those three are the backups at cornerback.

Scandrick signed a two-year, $7 million contract in March. The only guaranteed money was a $1 million signing bonus. The move will save the Redskins $2.1 million in cap space this year. They will take a $500,000 dead cap hit next year to account for the prorated portion of the signing bonus.

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This article has been updated from a previous publish.