Washington Redskins: 4 Reasons Pierre Garcon's Return Will Benefit RGIII

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Washington Redskins: 4 Reasons Pierre Garcon's Return Will Benefit RGIII
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Pierre Garcon celebrates during a Sept. 30 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The first week back wasn't pristine in terms of appearance, but there are several reasons to believe Pierre Garcon's return to the Washington Redskins lineup will benefit rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. 

After exploding onto the scene in Week 1 at New Orleans, the recently acquired receiver missed Weeks 2 and 3 with a nagging foot injury. 

His 88-yard touchdown reception showed fans why Washington dished out $42.5 million for his services this past offseason, only to be dulled down by an anti-climatic exit. 

But the Redskins No.1 target is back and healthy.

He was a full participant in practice this week according to Jeff Briggs of SBnation and is expected to play against the Falcons on Sunday barring any major setbacks. 

With his return comes several positives for Washington's third-ranked offense.

In addition to the obvious threats, Garcon presents opponents with his speed; the fifth-year wideout should continue to improve the Redskins running game on the perimeter. 

He offers experience that few current members of the 'Skins possess, and his mere presence alone should help alleviate pressure on players like Joshua Morgan, Leonard Hankerson and Fred Davis. 

Here are four great reasons that Pierre Garcon's return will continue to benefit RGIII and the Washington Redskins:

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