Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Redskins Sign Receivers

Yesterday marked the first day of free agency and the Redskins certainly were busy bringing in fresh talent.

Right off the bat, the Redskins signed wide receiver Pierre Garçon of the Indianapolis Colts. The deal is for 5 years and $42 million. He is guaranteed $20.5 million and has the option to buy back his contract after two years.

The Redskins later signed wide receiver Josh Morgan of the San Francisco 49ers. The deal is for 2 years and is worth $12 million with $7.3 million guaranteed. Morgan received a $5.5 million signing bonus.

The Redskins also signed defensive end Adam Carriker to a 4 year deal worth $20 million and $3.7 million guaranteed.

Another would-be signee for the Redskins is Eddie Royal. Reports surfaced in the early evening of the Redskins signing the local boy, but, were then made untrue. More reports surfaced saying that at least 5 teams were still trying to sign Royal. At around midnight last night, Dan Hellie tweeted that Royal and Redskins ownership had dinner together at Mortons.

The three players that the Redskins did sign are quality players that will benefit the team. Seeing as how they will most likely draft Robert Griffin III, they went out and signed him two, possibly three, young wide receivers.

Retaining Adam Carriker is a good move for the defense. Carriker took a majority of the snaps last season and did quite well. He's got experience that will certainly be beneficial for years to come.

The only thing that worries me is the price of Pierre Garçon. Garçon has had a history of drops and many think that he is not worthy of such a high price tag. Personally, I think the Redskins overpaid.

This morning reports surfaced that pro-bowl safety Brandon Meriweather is visiting with the Redskins today. A report from a Denver TV news station stated that Eddie Royal signed with Washington last night, as well. Keep an eye on The Skinny for updates as the day goes on.

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