NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 30: Pierre Garcon #85 of the Indianapolis Colts is defended by Jason McCourty #30 of the Tennessee Titans during the NFL game at LP Field on October 30, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Colts lost 27-10. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

NFL Free Agency: Pierre Garcon Says He Will Sign With Washington Redskins

The former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver says on his Facebook and Twitter accounts that he will sign with the Washington Redskins.

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Chain Reactions: March Madness Redskins Style

In this week's Chain Reactions: The madness has begun in NFL free agency, Washington's WR by committee approach, what's next on the needs list, and is it time for the Skins to lawyer up against the NFL?

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NFL Free Agency 2012: Robert Griffin III Trade Key To Pierre Garcon's Signing, According To Report

The impending signing of free agent wide receiver Pierre Garcon is cause for optimism with Washington Redskins fans, but according to a report by NFL Network's Jason La Canfora, it would not have been made possible without the Redskins' trade to the Rams to get the No. 2 overall draft pick to presumably draft quarterback Robert Griffin III.

I don't blame Garcon for this, he would have been a great fit for the Chargers with Philip Rivers as his quarterback. But now it appears that he will be the target for Griffin in Washington.

Stay tuned to SB Nation D.C. for more information on the 2012 NFL Free Agency period. For all your Redskins news and notes, be sure to follow SB Nation's Redskins blog Hogs Haven. For all nuggets from around the league, be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub.

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NFL Free Agency: Contract Details Emerge For Adam Carriker, Pierre Garcon, And Josh Morgan

So, now that we've had to hold up the welcome party for Eddie Royal just a little bit, it appears that the Redskins made three major signings on the first day of free agency. Wide receivers Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan will be new faces at Redskins Park when the 'Skins report for mini-camp, while Adam Carriker will be making a triumphant return to Ashburn after re-signing with the team.

Some details have come out about each of these contracts that we feel are worth passing on, especially in light of the recent cap penalty handed down by the NFL.

First, Carriker's deal, per Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network.

And here's Garcon's contract details from Rich Campbell of the Washington Times.

And here's Morgan's per LaCanfora again.

So there you are. If you were wondering how the Redskins could manage to splash the cash around this time of all times, look no further than the Carriker and Morgan deals, which have minimal impact on the team's cap number this year. Chalk another one up for the cap management office.

Stay tuned to SB Nation D.C. for more information on the 2012 NFL Free Agency period. For all your Redskins news and notes, be sure to follow SB Nation's Redskins blog Hogs Haven. For all nuggets from around the league, be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub.

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NFL Free Agency: Eddie Royal Not A Done Deal After All (UPDATED)

It seems that the Redskins signing of free agent wide receiver Eddie Royal is not a done deal as of yet. Adam Caplan of Sirius/XM has been tweeting insistently throughout the day that Royal had not yet put pen to paper with the Redskins, and here's his latest update.

For what it's worth, Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan and Mike Jones of the Washington Post have both pulled back on their initial reports that Royal had signed. It's not the fault of either Paulsen and Jones, who are both good reporters. It's just one of those things that happens, and is particularly prone to happen on a crazy day like Tuesday was.

UPDATE: If the deal's not done, it would seem that negotiations are in an advanced stage, if this tweet from NBC4 sports guy Dan Hellie is to be believed.

Stay tuned to SB Nation D.C. for more information on the 2012 NFL Free Agency period. For all your Redskins news and notes, be sure to follow SB Nation's Redskins blog Hogs Haven. For all nuggets from around the league, be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hu

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NFL Free Agency: Redskins Agree To Terms With Eddie Royal, According To Report

The Redskins' signing of free agent wide receiver Eddie Royal was first reported earlier Tuesday afternoon by Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan, but it took nearly an hour for anyone to actually nail down the terms of the deal. Finally, Mike Jones of the Washington Post came through.

Royal signed for $12 million over two years, the person said.

The former Virginia Tech standout was drafted 42nd overall by Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan in 2008 when Shanahan was the head coach in Denver. That season, Royal had a career-high 91 catches for 980 yards and five touchdowns.

Royal also is a talented punt returner who averaged 16.2 yards per runback last season.

By this point, it should be pretty clear what Washington's plan is. The Redskins obviously weren't happy with the receiving corps in 2011. It's hard to blame them considering the injury to Leonard Hankerson, the continued aging of Santana Moss, and the slumping of Anthony Armstrong and Brandon Banks. Banks should be particularly worried by this signing since, as Jones points out, Royal is an experienced punt returner.

Stay tuned to SB Nation D.C. for more information on the 2012 NFL Free Agency period. For all your Redskins news and notes, be sure to follow SB Nation's Redskins blog Hogs Haven. For all nuggets from around the league, be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub.

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NFL Free Agency 2012: Redskins Agree To Terms With Wide Receiver Josh Morgan, According To Report

The news continues to come fast and furious as the Washington Redskins have apparently wrapped up the signing of a second wide receiver.

From Pro Football Talk:

That strikes us as a pretty reasonable deal for a young receiver. It's certainly lighter on the Redskins' salary cap than the Pierre Garcon deal.

I will also be interesting to see how many snaps Morgan plays in training camp -- as well as who he replaces, as it certainly seems that the Redskins are going all-out to reshape their receiving corps.

Update: Michael Lombardi and Rich Campbell have both confirmed the deal, so we can call this done.

Stay tuned to SB Nation D.C. for more information on the 2012 NFL Free Agency period. For all your Redskins news and notes, be sure to follow SB Nation's Redskins blog Hogs Haven. For all nuggets from around the league, be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub.

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Pierre Garcon Contract With Redskins Is For 5 Years, $42.5 Million, According To Report

Pierre Garcon's contract details for his new deal with the Washington Redskins have come out, and the former Indianapolis Colts receiver is going to make a good amount of money. Garcon's contract is for five years and about $42.5 million, with $21.5 million guaranteed, according to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com.

That would make Garcon a higher-paid player than several other top receivers on the market, including Marques Colston of the New Orleans Saints and Stevie Johnson of the Buffalo Bills. Colston received five years and $40 million to stay with the Saints with just under half of that guaranteed, while Johnson received a five-year, $36.25 million deal with $19.5 million guaranteed. It remains unclear how the contract is structured year-to-year or whether the team's salary-cap penalty imposed by the NFL had any effect on the deal.

Garcon caught a career-high 70 passes for 947 yards and six touchdowns for the Colts in his fourth season in the league last year.

For more updates on this story and Redskins' Free Agency, keep it to this StoryStream. For more on the Washington Redskins, please visit Hogs Haven.

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NFL Free Agency: Pierre Garcon Signs With Washington Redskins, He Announces

The Washington Redskins signed former Colts wide receiver Pierre Garcon just as free agency begun.

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NFL Free Agency: Pierre Garcon Meeting With Redskins, According To Reports

Jason Cole of Yahoo.com reported on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that ex-Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Pierre Garcon is meeting with the Washington Redskins to talk about a possible contract to bring the wide out to Washington.

Signing him will take a rather large commitment from the Redskins, as Garcon turned down a five-year $35 million deal offered by the Colts back in February.

Garcon brought had 70 receptions for 947 yards in 2011, including six receiving touchdowns. He has impressive speed and was a popular deep target for Peyton Manning back in 2009 and 2010.

Garcon has also reportedly being pursued by the St. Louis Rams as NFL free agency began Tuesday. The Redskins have been rumored to be looking for a top-notch wide receiver in free agency, most notably former San Diego Chargers wide out Vincent Jackson.

For more updates on this story and Redskins' Free Agency, keep it to this StoryStream. For more on the Washington Redskins, please visit Hog Haven.

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