The San Francisco 49ers have stockpiled their defense, but lost out on one of their solid offensive players in wide receiver Josh Morgan as he returns home to D.C. to join wide receiver Pierre Garcon with the Washington Redskins on Tuesday.
The Redskins reportedly signed Morgan to a two-year, $12 million deal with $7.5 million guaranteed.
Shortly before Morgan’s signing, the Redskins inked Pierre Garcon, former receiver for the Indianapolis Colts, to a five-years deal worth $42.5 million, guaranteeing $20.5 million, including an $11 million signing bonus.
These signings position Washington to have solid veteran pass catchers for their targeted first-round draft pick in rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III for the 2012 NFL Draft. The Redskins of course traded up to the second-overall pick with the St. Louis Rams.
The 49ers’ signing of veteran wide receiver Randy Moss late Monday evening may have been the writing on the wall for Morgan. According to ESPN, Moss’ deal is worth $2.5 ...