Pierre Garcon signs with Redskins, contract worth $42.5 million
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Redskins wasting no time beefing up their receiving corps as NFL free agency got started on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with two veteran wide receivers.
Just hours after the free agency period began, the Redskins reached agreements with former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Pierre Garcon and 49ers receiver Josh Morgan.
Garcon's deal with the Washington Redskins is worth $42.5 million over five years. The contract includes $20.5 million in guaranteed money, with an $11 million signing bonus.
Garcon announced Tuesday he was joining the Redskins, less than one hour after the start of the NFL free agency signing period.
The former Indianapolis Colts wideout would be a target for Robert Griffin III, the Heisman Trophy winner whom the Redskins are expected to take with the second pick in the NFL draft.
Garcon had 188 catches for 16 touchdowns and a 13.4-yard average in four seasons with the Colts. Last year he had 70 receptions for 947 yards and six TDs as Indianapolis finished 2-14.
The Redskins also agreed to terms with Josh Morgan, giving them two new receivers on the first day of NFL free agency.
Morgan agreed Tuesday to a contract worth $12 million over the first two years, with $7.5 million guaranteed. The full contract is for five years, but the final three can be voided.
Morgan had 131 catches for nine touchdowns and a 13.5-yard average in four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He broke a bone in his right leg in early October last year, ending his season with 15 receptions for 220 yards and one TD.
Morgan went to high school in Washington, D.C., and later played for Virginia Tech.
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