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Garcon Says He's Washington-Bound

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INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 24: Wide receiver Pierre Garcon #85 of the Indianapolis Colts catches a 36-yard pass against Lito Sheppard #26 of the New York Jets in the first half during the AFC Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 24, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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In a message posted on both his Facebook and Twitter accounts, free agent wide receiver Pierre Garcon announced that he will be signing with the Washington Redskins.

From Garcon's Facebook page:

I wanted you all to hear it from me 1st before u saw it on the news... I will be signing with the Washington Redskins and I'm very excited about the opportunity in front of me.

I want to thank all Colts fans from the bottom of my heart for all the love and support you've shown me the past 4 years and I hope that at some level u will still follow my career, as I will continue to share my life with you on here...

Garcon has spent his entire career with the Indianapolis Colts after being drafted in the sixth round in 2008.  He caught a career-high 70 passes last season and matched a career-high six touchdown receptions despite not playing with Peyton Manning.

Garcon, a deep threat receiver with solid hands, had talks with the Colts throughout the weekend but was unable to come up with a deal.  Free agents were able to sign with new teams starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

While a deal had yet to be officially announced, Redskins wideout (and fellow No. 85) Leonard Hankerson, welcomed his new teammate (unofficially) on Twitter:  "@PierreGarcon85 Welcome homie".

Which leads to a good question:  Who gets No. 85 next year?

Also Tuesday, the Redskins re-signed defensive lineman Adam Carriker to a four-year, $20 million deal with $7 million guaranteed, and D.C. native Josh Morgan, a wide receiver who's been with the San Francisco 49ers, is on the verge of signing with the Redskins, according to ESPN.

Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for more information as it becomes available.

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