Curiousity brewed throughout the offseason as reports mounted that the Redskins had hardly any contact with receiver Pierre Garçon. Perhaps there was a reason for the silence.
Garçon requested a trade from the organization during the 2016 season, Chad Dukes of 106.7 the Fan reported on Monday. With that as the backdrop, it might make sense for the Redskins front office to not be particularly aggresive in their attempts to keep the 30-year-old wideout on the team before he hits free agency on Thursday.
Fiery on and off the field, Garçon signed with the Redskins as a free agent in 2012. In five seasons with the 'Skins, he's caught 376 passes for more than 4,500 yards and 21 touchdowns.
It seems unlikely Garçon will be back in Washington, though his services will certainly be sought after. With sure hands and an intense attitude, he can help contending teams or developing quarterbacks. At times, however, Garçon has been known to show up his QB when he doesn't get the ball.
For weeks, Garçon's social media accounts have shown interesting messages. Without trying to decipher too much from Twitter and Instagram, it seemed for a period of time the receiver was appealing to Redskins fans, but his last tweet on Monday sent a different message. Probably.
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