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20 questions in 20 days: 17 Can Garcon become a No. 1 receiver?

20 questions in 20 days: 17 Can Garcon become a No. 1 receiver?

As we count down to the first game of the Redskins season, Tarik El-Bashir and Rich Tandler are going to belooking at some of the big questions facing the team and attempting to lookinto their crystal balls and answer them. Question 20: Can Pierre Garon become a No. 1 receiver?The background: In Indianapolis, Garon was a nice complimentary receiver to Reggie Wayne who made the occasional big play and acrobatic catchsuitable for SportsCenter. But when the Redskins signed him to a five-year,42.5 million contract with 20.5 million guaranteed the expectations grew. TheRedskins want him to be the go-to guy for rookie quarterback Robert GriffinIII, to be able to deal with double coverage and help an offense that has beenstruggling for years get going. Tandler: Lets first define the loose term No. 1 receiver. Garon is not suddenly going to morph into Larry Fitzgerald or Megatron or any of the truly elite receivers. But there are 32 NFL teams and only a handful of those guys.Garon is capable of becoming the Redskins equivalent of, say, Hakeem Nicks.That would mean catching 75-80 passes for about 1,100 yards and 8-10touchdowns. Beyond the numbers, it would mean attracting more than his share of defensive attention and help fellow receivers like Josh Morgan and LeonardHankerson post some strong stats of their own. Garon has the speed, hands, and yards after catch ability to fill that role. El-Bashir: The potential is there. A ripped 6-foot, 212 pounds, hes as strong as any wide receiver in the NFL, if not as tall. He possesses deceptive speed, runs crisp routes and has a flair for the dramatic (all No. 1receivers need that last one, right?) Garcons numbers also indicate a player onthe verge of a breakout season -- 47 receptions in 09, 67 in 10 and 70 in 11. Now the 26-year-old is set to be Robert Griffin IIIs first option in thepassing game, which could be good for 80-plus receptions, around 1,200 yardsand 10 or more touchdowns. Its time for Garcon to put potential together withopportunity and see where it takes him -- and the Redskins.20 questions in 20 days20 Aug.20WillJammal Brown play this year?
19 Aug.21WillChris Cooley make the team?
18 YesterdayCanBrandon Meriweather get he job done at safety?
17 TodayIs Garon a No. 1 receiver?
16 TomorrowCan Trent Williams go from good to great?

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3 of 4 Redskins named to Pro Bowl won't attend

3 of 4 Redskins named to Pro Bowl won't attend

Ryan Kerrigan, Jordan Reed and Brandon Scherff will skip next week's Pro Bowl in Orlando a team spokesman confirmed to CSN. All three players dealt with injuries late in the season, most notably Reed, and playing in the exhibition game is not in the cards. Trent Williams, however, is still slated to play in the game. 

Reed suffered a separated shoulder on Thanksgiving playing against the Dallas Cowboys. For the rest of the season, Reed played through significant pain and his production dipped.

Kerrigan played much of the season with an injured elbow and hurt his finger in the final game against the Giants. Scherff played with ankle pain and was listed on the injury report much of the season's final four games.

For Reed and Scherff, this year marked their first Pro Bowl. The recognition was deserved for both players, and shows that the guard and tight end are gaining national spotlight for their play.

Kerrigan played in the Pro Bowl following the 2012 season. He finished this year with 11 sacks, 2.5 short os his career high 13.5 in 2014. 

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Mic picks up Packers trainer telling Cowboys' Tony Romo 'you deserve better'

Mic picks up Packers trainer telling Cowboys' Tony Romo 'you deserve better'

When longtime Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo lost his starting job to rookie Dak Prescott, there was general consensus that Prescott won the job fair and square when Romo got injured.

Romo himself said as much. But there are still people around the NFL who feel Dallas didn't do right by their 10-year starter. 

As Romo was leaving the field after the Cowboys lost to the Packers in the playoffs, Pepper Burruss, Green Bay's director of sports medicine, approached him. A microphone picked up Burruss saying what sounds like, "You deserve better." 

Take a listen. 

It's possible Burruss could have meant something else, like Romo deserved better injury luck. Maybe. 

Also keep in mind that Romo may have been leaving the field as a Cowboy for the final time of his career. What a note to leave on...

The 36-year-old has said he still wants an opportunity to start in the NFL. That won't happen in Dallas, so it's likely he'll move on to another team this offseason. 

According to Adam Schefter on ESPN Radio, the Cowboys may be willing to trade Romo to the team of his choice. 

Speculation has linked him to the Broncos, Bears, Jets and Texans.

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