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Report: No Contract Negotiations Between Redskins & Jackson/Garçon

The Redskins will keep Jackson and Garcon, but no guarantees to return after that.

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Jason Cole from Bleacher Report is reporting that the Washington Redskins will keep both of their high-priced WRs(DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon) this season. The team has not started any contract negotiations with the duo as both of them enter the final year's of their deals.  Jackson is set to count for $9.25 million against this year's cap, and would save the team $6.75 million if he was released or traded.  Garçon will count for $10.2 million against this year's cap and would save $8 million if her was released or traded. That is a lot of money for two receivers that combined for 102 receptions, 1305 yards, and 10 TDs last season. Scot McCloughan has alread repeatedly said that both receivers would be back this season, but negotiations for new deals haven't been discussed.

Cole mentions the 1st round selection of WR Josh Doctson as the eventual replacement for one of the starting WRs. The selection of Doctson looks to the future, and reduces the cost at wide receiver after one or both of Jackson and Garçon are gone next season. The huge, 5-year, $48.5 million extension for TE Jordan Reed is another factor that Cole mentions for the team to not be negotiating with the pair. Reed had a breakout year in 2015 with 87 receptions for 952 yards and 11 TDs.