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Garcon goes extra mile for fans

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The Redskins have gone out of their way to embrace their fans in Richmond during training camp and interact with the spectators following each session.  After most players retire to the confines of the training facility, however, there's still usually one member of the team still surrounded by a crowd.

Wide receiver Pierre Garcon has made it part of his normal routine to sign autographs well after the morning walkthrough is complete, sometimes for more than an hour.  Garcon says it's all part of trying to make the fans' experience more memorable.  Being interactive with the fans has always been part of his camp routine, both as a member of the Redskins and during his time in Indianapolis.

Garcon's generosity also catches the eyes of his teammates.  Many praise his leadership and extra effort when it comes to showing how much the fans mean to him.

For the most part, the receiver signs hats, footballs, helmets and other forms of souvenirs, but he also says he's been asked for some more bizarre requests.  One fan asked Garcon to sign his leg so he could get the autograph tattooed on later.

Garcon and the Redskins are in their final week of training camp and will conclude the event this Friday.

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