The San Francisco 49ers has stock piled their defense, but lost out on one of their solid offensive players in wide receiver Joshua Morgan as he returns home to D.C. to join wide receiver Pierre Garcon with the Washington Redskins 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 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 the Redskins 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 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 million for one-year, and that $1.5 million more via incentives.
Morgan, 26, had 131 catches for 1,764 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 13.5-yards for his four-year NFL career, while Garcon, 25, registered 188 catches for 2,519 yards and 16 touchdowns during his four-year career with the Colts.