Pierre Garcon Requested Trade In 2016

Pierre Garcon requested a trade from the Redskins early in the 2016 season, as Chad Dukes of 106.7 The Fan first reported. John Keim of ESPN.com has since confirmed the news (Twitter links), and secured comment from Garcon’s agent, Brad Cicala. “Once it didn’t happen we respected it,” said Cicala. “We respect their interest and we were definitely interested in returning.”Pierre Garcon (Featured)

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Garcon, whom ranks as PFR’s seventh-best available wide receiver and No. 24 overall free agent, first heard from the Redskins about a potential new deal this week. Clearly, while Garcon’s agent indicates the 30-year-old pass-catcher is willing to return to Washington, the mere fact that he asked for a trade means that something was off was last season. Again, it’s impossible to know exactly what led Garcon to request out of the nation’s capital, but it’s likely to affect his view of the club as he looks for a new contract.

The Redskins could be faced with losing both Garcon and fellow free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson, as both are expected to command yearly salaries north of $9MM. Garcon should face no shortage of suitors after posting his second career 1,000-yard season, and the Rams, Eagles, Bears, Cowboys, and 49ers have already been mentioned as possible fits.

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8 comments on “Pierre Garcon Requested Trade In 2016

  1. Big Will

    Later bruh..good player but we need players who Want to be here..hope the grass is greener for ya!!

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    • skiclanpop

      That’s it exactly If they don’t wanna be here gtf out but gotta get fair value for the QB if he doesn’t want to stay someone gives us what WE want if we don’t win a PO game or two then there might be a pattern forming

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    • jbwalp0214

      You act as if the redskins could be picky the truth is the grass will be greener else where because let’s all be honest the redskins ain’t winning nothing any time soon they are 3rd or 4th best team in their division. They won’t see playoffs with or without cousins or garcon

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      • skiclanpop

        Nonsense if Kirk signs deal long term plenty of money to keep D Jax sounds like Pierre don’t wanna stay upgrade the Dline with YOUNG men MAYBE add a vet ILB who can run PLAYOFFS

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  2. justinkm19

    Cowboys!!! I’ve always seen him as a fit here in big D. He’s Garretts type of player

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    • The Cowboys don’t have enough money to resign their own guys, they’re not going to sign an outside free agent who will cost a lot.

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  3. PG can sign with any team but the Skins and would be a huge upgrade! Horrible organization

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  4. sanfranb27

    Ok let’s see here-he plays a position that is dependent upon a competent QB that has to have time to get him the ball (aka needs a decent o-line)…so let’s list the teams that fit both of these needs…Dallas, Washington, NE, Pitt, GB, Atl, NO, KC-every other team (lets count them–22 teams) would be a downgrade for a WR. Please don’t strain the “5” brain cells you “got”. You are dismissed.

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