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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The Redskins have struggled on offense in the preseason. The good news is that they are getting one of their best offensive players back to work.
The team announced that tight end Jordan Reed has been activated off the physically unable to perform list (PUP). He was placed on the list at the start of training camp with a toe injury.
At first coach Jay Gruden indicated that the injury would be a short-term problem but as it turns out he spent 24 days on the PUP list.
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Reed made the Pro Bowl last year despite missing a total of four games with a shoulder injury and with a concussion, He caught 66 passes for 686 yards and six touchdowns.
His removal from the list means that he can start practicing with the team immediately. Reed would be eligible to play in the Redskins’ preseason game against the Bengals next Sunday. However, given how cautious the team has been with his injury and his value to the offense it seems likely that he will not take the field for a game until the Redskins’ season opener against the Eagles on September 10.
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Redskins fans don't quite know what they're going to get out of rooking running back Semaje Perine, but legendary WWE icon Jim Ross certainly does.
Ross, a University of Oklahoma fan, saw a lot of Perine when he was a star on the Sooners.
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Ross recently went on CSN to let the people know what, exactly, they were getting from the Oklahoma product. Here's the list of accolades, in no particular order, that Ross has for Perine:
- Restaurant quality running back
- tougher than a 2$ steak
- a man's man
- all man (which is different than being a man's man, somehow)
- a yard wide (?)
You can see the whole thing here, with Ross coming in at the 1:22 mark.
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