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Garcon had four receptions on six targets for 31 yards and scored a touchdown in Sunday's 30-20 loss at Arizona.
Garcon was doing very little, until he caught a short touchdown in the final three minutes of the game. Meanwhile, DeSean Jackson outperformed him for the second straight week, as the speedy wideout had 115 yards and a touchdown. Garcon is still seeing a decent amount of targets, but with Jackson around and Jordan Reed (hamstring) back in the fold, he's probably not going to see as much action as he did last year, when he received a league-high 181 targets.
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Garcon caught 2-of-3 targets for 23 yards in Monday's 27-17 loss to the Seahawks.
DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts combined for 20 of the team's 36 targets, with RB Roy Helu accounting for another seven. Garcon and the tight ends were left to fight for scraps, as the veteran wideout's unusual season continued. Garcon has two or fewer receptions in three of his five games, but caught 10 and 11 passes in the other two contests. Though Garcon has just four receptions over the last two games, his owners can perhaps take some comfort in the fact that QB Kirk Cousins was much improved from a week ago. Garcon has a respectable 8.2 targets per game, which still marks a major drop-off from last season, as could be expected following the Redskins' offseason moves.
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Garcon had two catches for 28 yards on six targets in Thursday's 45-14 loss to the Giants.
TE Niles Paul had three catches for 60 yards before leaving with a concussion, and RB Roy Helu caught 5-of-5 targets for 78 yards. DeSean Jackson managed just one catch for nine yards, while Andre Roberts had an 18-yard touchdown and nothing else. All in all, QB Kirk Cousins was completely unable to throw downfield, as the New York defense caught as many passes (four) as all of Washington's wide receivers combined. Cousins won't be this bad every week, but there's no denying that Thursday's performance erased the positive vibes from Weeks 2 and 3. The Washington passing game now looks a bit shaky, heading into a terrible Week 5 home matchup with the Seahawks. Garcon is having an odd season, with games of 10, one, 11 and two receptions.
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Garcon had 11 catches on 16 targets for 138 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Eagles.
After getting only four targets in Week 2 against the Jaguars, Garcon was back to his high-targeted self Sunday, with his touchdown coming on a four-yard pass play in the first quarter. Kirk Cousins had the offense humming Sunday, with fellow starting wideout DeSean Jackson also having a big game, catching five passes on 11 targets for 117 yards and an 81-yard touchdown. With Jackson able to take some pressure off Garcon, the latter figures to maintain his high-target count heading into Week 4 on Thursday against the Giants.
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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).