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Dec 26, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) and wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) react after a first down against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field. The Redskins won 38-24. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

Wide Receiver 

The Redskins have a deep wide receiving unit at the moment.  However, all of that could change quickly as the possibility exists that one or more of those receivers might get released.  As a unit the Redskins wide receivers are one of the highest paid on the team so changes could be made to alleviate that.

Both DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon are in jeopardy of being released as each is scheduled to make over $9 million in 2016.  So odds are that at least one of them might not return for the 2016 season.

If that happens then the Redskins will need to find a replacement and free agent might be the way to go.  They’ve added some talented receivers in the draft over the past few seasons in Redskins offensive rookie of the year Jamison Crowder and Ryan Grant.  So talent is already on hand.

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However, Crowder seems have nailed down the slot receiver position and I think the Redskins want to keep him there.  Ryan Grant while he’s shown some flashes he hasn’t been consistent enough yet for the Redskins to hand him the job.

So I can see the Redskins looking to free agency to find a receiver to step in for either Jackson or Garcon when the time arises.

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