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Could the Cardinals Take a Look in Free Agency at Veteran WR Pierre Garcon

Cardinals Beat writer Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic “would not be surprised” if the team showed interest in veteran free agent wide receiver Pierre Garcon.

The Cardinals will need to get in line because plenty of teams are interested in Garcon. The receiving corps was one of the biggest strengths for the Cardinals as recently as 2015 but injuries and off-field issues have decimated their depth. Larry Fitzgerald is still playing at a high level but is close to retirement, former first-round pick Michael Floyd was released during the season after another drunk-driving incident, and speedster John Brown could never get his hamstrings healthy last year due to sickle-cell issues.

The 30-year-old Garcon is not a No.1-type receiver but has great hands, runs great routes, and has for the most part stayed healthy during his nine-year NFL career. Garcon posted another 1,000-yard season in 2016 and is expected to command close to $9 million per year in free agency.

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