Two off-seasons ago, the Washington Redskins acquired Pierre Garcon in what was supposed to answer their plethora of problems within the receiving core. Now, the problem has once again resurfaced, and Washington may be in the market to sign an elite receiver to pair along side Garcon. The free agent talks have continued to swirl primarily around Broncos wide out Eric Decker. Decker had an excellent 2013-14 campaign hauling in 82 passes for 1,288 yards.
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I know what you’re thinking. Decker is just another product of the Broncos high-powered offense, but this simply is not the case. Decker has displayed excellent hands over his first fours seasons, and produced great numbers eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark two consecutive seasons. On the other hand, Washington is in dire need of depth within the receiving core, and the next step may be working out a deal to bring Decker to the Redskins.
It has been reported that Decker is deciding between the Redskins and Oakland Raiders. Both teams have large salary cap space as Washington has over 20 million to work with. Finally, although the contract may be pricy, Decker is well worth the Washington Redskins’ money. Will Washington turn back to their old ways, and approach free agency aggressively or remain conservative? Only time will tell.