There's mixed news on the front with Pierre Garcon and to some degree, with fellow free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson. After zero contact from the Washington Redskins all off-season, the organization reached out to Garcon's camp within the last 24 hours, Breaking Burgundy has learned. Don't get excited.
As one source put it, "Garcon won't be back to Skins. Period."
Not all sources agree with the definitive tone of that Sean Spicer-
Teams can begin discussions with free agents on Tuesday, but no deals can be signed officially until Thursday at 4:00 p.m.
The Rams and Ravens are among the suspected likely interested teams with the Eagles,
Washington's front office scenario remains uncertain due general manager Scot McCloughan' absence from the NFL Combine. That
One source, noting Gruden's presence across a crowded room during Combine week, said, "If Garcon is gone, he's why."
Breaking Burgundy confirmed a 106.7 The Fan report Monday that Garcon asked for a trade during the 2016 season.
Garcon tweeted out the following all-smiles message from his social media account Sunday.
The Redskins reached out to Garcon and are expected to do the same with Jackson's representative. Even if 2016 first round pick Josh Doctson returns at full strength from an Achilles injury that kept him out for most of his rookie season, Washington would need more receiver help. It's always possible circumstances change for the Redskins to alter their plan, but contacting their own free agents for the first time this close to the negotiating period suggests more courtesy call than negotiations heating up.
Garcon's projected salary is expected to start at $9
Gruden's contract extension, while logical on several fronts, came with questions about the timing. Whether or not the Redskins initiated the stability-promoting move because of rampant organizational dysfunction talk, they are indeed receiving a PR boost.
Asked about whether perceived dysfunction would prevent his clients from signing with the Redskins, one agent with a high-profile free agent said, "No
Breaking Burgundy previously reported Kenny Britt emerging on Washington's radar. Alshon Jeffery and Terrelle Pryor are among the other top wide receivers entering free agency.