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Garcon had one catch on four targets for 12 yards Sunday against the Jaguars.
Starting quarterback Robert Griffin was knocked out of the game with an ankle injury in the first quarter and then wide receiver DeSean Jackson was forced out with a shoulder injury. The combination did nothing to increase Garcon's production, as he posted his fewest number of catches since Sept. 30, 2012 against the Buccaneers. It looks like Griffin could be out for a while, which would leave Kirk Cousins to throw passes to Garcon. The two do have some recent history together, as Garcon had 129 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 last season and then 144 yards and one touchdowns in Week 16.
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Garcon had 10 catches for 77 yards in Sunday's 17-6 loss at Houston.
After a 2013 season in which Garcon was targeted a league-high 181 times, he saw a healthy 12 looks Sunday. Meanwhile, fellow wide receiver DeSean Jackson was also productive, grabbing eight passes for 62 yards. Garcon should see a lot of quality opportunities in Week 2, as he'll take on a Jacksonville secondary that gave up over 300 yards passing and a couple of scores Sunday.
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Garcon (hamstring) practiced Saturday, the Washington Times reports.
DeSean Jackson also got some limited work in Saturday, which suggests that the Redskins' top wideout duo have a good chance to be available for the team's second preseason game, on Aug. 18 against the Browns, barring any setbacks.
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Garcon (hamstring) will not play in Thursday's preseason opener against against the Patriots, the Washington Post reports.
Garcon has been limited by a sore right hamstring during the early portion of training camp, forcing him to miss a few practices along the way. To ensure their No. 1 receiver maximum rest, Garcon will continue to be held out for Thursday's first preseason game. With DeSean Jackson (ankle) also carrying a minor ailment, fellow wideouts Andre Roberts and Santana Moss could see first-team work versus New England.
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Garcon (hamstring) sat out Tuesday's practice, The Boston Globe reports.
Garcon has missed a couple practices here and there already due to a hamstring issue, so Tuesday is another one of those off days for the Redskins' No. 1 wideout. With Washington matching up with the Patriots for scrimmages this week, it's unclear whether Garcon will re-join the action for Wednesday's final session. As Garcon sits out, the door is opened for offseason signings DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts, as well as tight end Jordan Reed, to see more targets.
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The Washington Post expects Pierre Garcon to play "X" receiver in new coach Jay Gruden's offense, with DeSean Jackson at "Z."
"Z" was A.J. Green's position in Gruden's Bengals offense. It commanded a team-high 178 targets last season. The "X" position was manned by Marvin Jones, who finished with 80 targets. Garcon will play a lot more snaps than Jones did, but this is something to keep in mind with a new offense being installed in D.C. It's conceivable that Garcon will be less of a featured player under Gruden, essentially sharing the role with D-Jax. The Post anticipates third receiver Andre Roberts handling duties similar to Mohamed Sanu's (77 targets).
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The Washington Post expects Pierre Garcon to face "more single coverage in the Redskins' first eight games next season than he did in his first two seasons with the team."
Defenses weren't threatened by Leonard Hankerson, Josh Morgan or Santana Moss, which led to constant bracket coverage and safety help on Garcon. He still led the league with 113 receptions a year ago, but averaged just 11.9 yards per reception and scored a meager five touchdowns. Garcon won't catch nearly as many balls this season, but the arrival of DeSean Jackson will free him up to find more space and make more big plays. Garcon remains on the WR2 radar.
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Speaking in a television interview, Pierre Garcon said he and Robert Griffin III have already scheduled several workouts for the offseason.
"We've already got that date set up. We've already got a place," Garcon said. "We're going to go to Arizona, work out there." Garcon set career highs in receptions, receiving yards, and targets in 2013 without ever having a great connection with RG3. Garcon will not see 182 targets again in 2014, but better chemistry with his star quarterback should mitigate the loss in targets. Garcon is a WR1 heading into 2014.
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Pierre Garcon caught six passes for 56 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Giants.
Garcon's second season in Washington saw him set a franchise record with 113 catches for 1,346 yards and five touchdowns. The numbers could have been even better if Robert Griffin/Kirk Cousins had sustained more consistent play, as Garcon has established himself as one of the most talented receivers in the league. The concern for 2014 will be that the Shanahan & Son offense is very friendly to "X" receivers, but those scheme changes should be mitigated by RG3's return to full health. Still in his prime at age 28 (in August), Garcon is a 2014 WR1.
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Pierre Garcon caught seven passes for 129 yards and one touchdown in Week 15 against the Falcons.
Garcon drew a game-high ten targets and went to town on an Atlanta secondary that was starting three rookies. It was his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season and first since November 7. Garcon has drawn double-digit targets in all but two games this season, leaving him locked in as a weekly WR1. Garcon's 53-yard touchdown was a perfect throw down the left side from Kirk Cousins. Cousins does well in the intermediate passing game, which suits Garcon's ability to rack up YAC well. The Redskins take on the Cowboys in Week 16.