The Washington Redskins were on the cusp of the playoffs a year ago and ended the 2016 season with an 8-7-1 record. Because the NFC was a bit down, they had a chance to make a wild card berth right up until the final week of the regular season. Despite what was a relatively successful season following several monumentally disappointing ones, it might come as a shock to most 'Skins fans that the franchise appears ready to say goodbye to two of the best, if not the top two receivers on the team. One has to wonder if that means a kind of rebuild is on the horizon, or merely a restructuring.

DeSean Jackson

While DeSean Jackson was only fourth on the team in receptions, he was second on the Washington Redskins in terms of receiving yards. He was also in first, by a wide margin, when it came to leading the team in yards per catch, among those receivers who had more than three catches. In other words, Jackson was the deep threat quarterback Kirk Cousins desperately needed.

Jackson's four touchdowns mean that his 2016 season was right in line with what he did in his first season with the Washington Redskins, and was a nice little bounce back after he caught just 30 passes in 10 injury-riddled games a year ago. Despite being a nice complimentary player, ESPN is reporting that the franchise appears perfectly happy saying goodbye to a player who has been known to be mercurial during his playing days.

Pierre Garcon

The Washington Redskins being willing to part with Pierre Garcon appears to the real shocker. Garcon has been a nice find for the 'Skins since he came over from the Indianapolis Colts. Garcon caught 79 passes for 1,041 yards and three touchdowns -- and both catches and yards are the best the receiver has put up since his first year, where he caught 113 passes in the Nation's capital city.

The Washington Redskins have said they are comfortable letting both receivers test the free agent waters but it doesn't appear the door is completely closed. The team has said it will look at offering both a contract, though they will have to compete against a number of teams who would love to upgrade at that position.

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