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Garcon, Redskins agree to $42.5M deal

Tuesday - 3/13/2012, 11:38pm  ET

Pierre Garcon had 188 catches, 16 TDs during his four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. (courtesy

WASHINGTON - Wide receiver Pierre Garcon has agreed to a deal with the Washington Redskins worth $42.5 million over the next five years.

The contract includes $20.5 million in guaranteed money, with an $11 million signing bonus.

Garcon said Tuesday he was joining the Redskins, less than one hour after the start of the NFL free agency signing period.

The former Indianapolis Colts wideout could become a top target for Robert Griffin III, the Heisman Trophy winner whom the Redskins are expected to take with the second pick in the NFL draft.

Garcon had 188 catches for 16 touchdowns and a 13.4-yard average in four seasons with the Colts. Last year he had 70 receptions for 947 yards and six TDs as Indianapolis finished 2-14.

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