Pierre Garcon to Reportedly Sign with the Washington Redskins

Sammy Sucu@oblivion08Senior Analyst IMarch 13, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 18: Pierre Garcon #85 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball during Colts 27-13 win over the Tennessee Titans in the NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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According to a Pierre Garcon's Facebook page, Garcon will take his talents to the nation's capital and play for the Washington Redskins

I wanted you all to hear it from me 1st before u saw it on the news... I will be signing with the Washington Redskins and I'm very excited about the opportunity in front of me.

I want to thank all Colts fans from the bottom of my heart for all the love and support you've shown me the past 4 years and I hope that at some level u will still follow my career, as I will continue to share my life with you on here...

This is a huge move for the Redskins because they are going to likely draft Robert Griffin III with the second pick in the 2012 draft. Washington did not have much talent on their roster when it came to wide receivers prior to the news about Garcon.

The only wide receiver the Redskins had that was consistently productive was Santana Moss. Although Moss is still a great wide receiver, he has some injury concerns and he is not getting any younger. 

Washington has been making great moves in the offseason so far. With the New York Giants defending another Super Bowl next year, along with the threat of the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, the Redskins knew they needed to drastically improve their team.

They are also making Griffin III's life much easier by bringing in another weapon for him at the wide receiver position. Garcon, like Moss, has the ability to stretch the field with his elite speed. Garcon also has a great set of hands that will haul in most passes thrown his way. 

Even without Peyton Manning, Garcon was able to put up great numbers in the 2011 season. In Washington, expect for Pierre and Griffin to be on the same page and be a threat for the Redskins for the coming years.