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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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Redskins draft oft-injured Auburn CB Joshua Holsey with their final pick

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Redskins draft oft-injured Auburn CB Joshua Holsey with their final pick

The Redskins haven't shied away from using draft picks on players with an injury history, and that trend continued all the way to their final pick of the draft with Auburn CB Joshua Holsey.

Holsey missed parts of the 2013 and 2015 seasons at Auburn due to torn ACLs, but rebounded with a strong season in 2016. He had 30 tackles, three interceptions and 10 passes defended in his senior season.

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He was overlooked through most of the draft process due to his injury history and was snubbed at the combine. 

The seventh round is a spot to take a flier on a guy who has some traits you like, and this certainly fits the bill with the pick of Joshua Holsey. 

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All or nothing? Redskins roll dice on 7th-round safety with lots of talent

All or nothing? Redskins roll dice on 7th-round safety with lots of talent

With two picks in the seventh round, the Redskins rolled the dice and selected Josh Harvey-Clemons. A safety from Louisville that started his career at Georgia, Harvey-Clemons was a five star recruit out of high school that eventually left Georgia due to multiple positive drug tests.

His junior year at Louisville, however, was a breakout season for Harvey-Clemons. Here are three things to know:

  1. Testing - At Georgia, Harvey-Clemons dealt with multiple suspensions for marijuana. That had a major impact on his draft status, and will have the eyes of the NFL watching him on the next level.
  2. Size - Harvey-Clemons has the size to play safety in the NFL, or maybe even more of a hybrid role like Su'a Cravens as a rookie. He's listed at 6-foot-4 and 217 lbs. NFL.com describes him with an "alpha mentality."
  3. Keep it together - After sitting out a transfer year, Harvey-Clemons played well at Lousville for two seasons. He logged more than 140 tackles and took ACC conference honors in 2015 and 2016. Whatever problems he had early in his college career (cough pot cough) he controlled at Louisville. If that continues, Harvey Clemons could have a chance at making the Redskins roster.

Simply put? The Redskins rolled the dice on a kid with good size and tackling ability who had problems with marijuana early in his college career. A lot of college students have problems smoking marijuana early in their college career. In the 7th round, this seems like a good gamble.

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