Redskins Lose Chris Baker, Pierre Garcon, and DeSean Jackson

In a matter of hours, Washington lost three starters from last year.

It was a busy day at Redskins Park. Scot McCloughan was released, Kirk Cousins will reportedly sign his franchise tagTerrelle Pryor is in town, and three defensive signings were made.

Potentially flying under the radar was the departure of three of Washington's longer tenured Redskins: Chris Baker (five years), Pierre Garcon (five years), and DeSean Jackson (three years).

Baker recorded 101 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, and 3 passes defensed in his last two season in Washington. The 300-pound lineman is headed to Tampa Bay on a three-year deal earning approximately $6 million per. The Redskins reportedly never made Baker an offer despite his desire to stay in DC.

Garcon had a stellar career with the Redskins finishing with 376 receptions for 4,549 yards and 21 touchdowns in five seasons in the Nation's Capital. Garcon was praised for his willingness to run across the middle of the field and grittiness as a blocker. The nine-year veteran is headed to San Francisco where he will be reunited with former Washington offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan on a five-year deal worth under $50 million.

Despite just three seasons with the Redskins, Jackson was a huge contributor when on the field. In 40 games with Washington, Jackson had 142 receptions for 2,702 yards, averaging 19 yards per catch, and 14 touchdowns. The Redskins reportedly made a late push to retain the deep threat, but were out bid by Tampa Bay with a three-year, $35 million deal who also have a lower state tax than the DMV area.

Washington has already added two defensive linemen and are meeting with a top-tier wide receiver free agent so maybe what goes in does equal what goes out.

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