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Press Release: Skins Sign WR's Garcon, Morgan

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For Immediate Release
March 14, 2012


REDSKINS SIGN WRs PIERRE GARÇON, JOSHUA MORGAN,
TEAM’S FIRST UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS OF 2012


ASHBURN, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed unrestricted free agent wide receivers Pierre Garçon and Joshua Morgan. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Garçon, 25, spent his previous four NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts after being selected in the sixth round (205th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Mount Union. He has played in 58 regular season games, with 43 starts, and amassed 188 receptions for 2,519 yards (13.4 avg.) with 16 receiving touchdowns. He has reached the playoffs in three seasons (2008-10) and registered 26 receptions for 363 yards (14.0 avg.) with three receiving touchdowns in four games.

Last season, Garçon (6-0, 210) started in all 16 games finishing first on the Colts in receiving touchdowns (six) and second on the team in receptions (70) and receiving yards (947). That followed a 2010 campaign where he played and started 14 games and finished second on the team with 784 receiving yards and tied for second in receptions (67) and receiving touchdowns (six).

In 2009, Garçon’s 251 receiving yards and 21 receptions led the NFL during the postseason. He also amassed 47 receptions for 765 yards (16.3 avg.) with four receiving touchdowns during the regular season. He played in 14 games as a rookie, leading the team in kickoff returns (22) and kickoff return yards (475) and registered four receptions for 23 yards.

Garçon played collegiately at Norwich (Vt.) before transferring to Mount Union (Ohio), where he led his team to two NCAA Division III National Championships (2005, 2006). He appeared in 51 games during his four-year collegiate career amassing 246 receptions for 4,380 yards, 60 receiving touchdowns and 19 rushes for 176 yards and four rushing touchdowns. Garçon’s 60 touchdown receptions rank second in NCAA Division III history.

Garçon was born on Aug. 8, 1986, in Carmel, N.Y., and attended John I. Leonard H.S. in Green Acres, Fla.

Morgan, 26, spent his previous four NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers after being selected in the sixth round (174th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech. He has played in 49 games, with 32 starts, and amassed 131 receptions for 1,764 yards (13.5 avg.) with nine receiving touchdowns.

Last season, Morgan (6-0, 219) started in five games and amassed 15 receptions for 220 yards and one receiving touchdown. In 2010, he played in all 16 games with 10 starts and finished third on the team in receiving yards (698) and fourth in receptions (44) while adding two receiving touchdowns. In 2009, Morgan had a career-high 52 receptions and finished third on the 49ers in receiving yards (527). As a rookie, he played in 12 games with one start and totaled 20 receptions for 319 yards (16.0 avg.) and three receiving touchdowns, all covering 30 yards or more.

Morgan played collegiately at Virginia Tech, where he finished ranked second in school history with 122 receptions. He appeared in 51 games with 24 starts during his four-year collegiate career amassing 1,817 receiving yards with 16 receiving touchdowns.

Morgan was born on June 20, 1985, in Washington, D.C., where he attended Howard D. Woodson H.S., earning All-DCIAA honors as a senior.
 

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