Garcon says Redskins “beat everyone to the punch”

Newly signed wide receiver Pierre Garcon said Wednesday that the Washington Redskins pursued him more aggressively than any other team when free agency opened Tuesday afternoon.

“They contacted me first,” Garcon said in an interview with Comcast. “They beat everyone to the punch.”

Garcon agreed quickly to a five-year, $42.5 million contract with the Redskins. He said he hopes to be the big-play receiver that the Redskins are seeking.

“They want a game-breaker,” Garcon said. “They want to make plays.”

Fellow wideout Josh Morgan, a D.C. native, said he hopes to help his home-town team return to prominence the way his former club, the San Francisco 49ers, just took a step toward recapturing their glory days.

“It’s basically the same thing I just did in San Francisco,” Morgan told Comcast.

Morgan said he’s happy to be returning to Washington.

“I grew up two blocks away from RFK Stadium,” Morgan said. “I know all about the history of the Redskins.”

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.



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