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DeSean Jackson: Redskins’ sizable gain

There was a reason DeSean Jackson was unemployed for only a matter of days. The six-year veteran and three-time Pro Bowler is the kind of high-caliber playmaker the Redskins have been missing for years. In fact, he’s just one of six players in history (NFL and AFL) to average at least 17 yards per catch and 60 yards receiving per game while recording at least 300 career receptions, according to pro-football-reference.com.

Lance Alworth

■18.9 yards per catch.

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■75.5 yards per game.

■542 receptions.

Don Maynard

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■18.7 yards per catch.

■63.6 yards per game.

■633 receptions.

James Lofton

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■18.3 yards per catch.

■60.1 yards per game.

■764 receptions.

Mike Quick

■17.8 yards per catch.

■64.0 yards per game.

■363 receptions.

Mark Duper

■17.4 yards per catch.

■60.7 yards per game.

■511 receptions.

DeSean Jackson

■17.2 yards per catch.

■70.3 yards per game.

■356 receptions.

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