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PHOTOS: Top 10 Redskins receivers of all time

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PHOTOS: Top 10 Redskins receivers of all time

BY JEFF SLADE 

The Washington Redskins have had some phenomenal wide receivers throughout the history of the franchise. Here we rank the ten best to ever put on the gloves for the Burgundy and Gold. 

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Criteria were receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. Unfortunately, due to a lack of data, we were unable to account for caliber of touchdown celebrations. 

The list prioritizes long-term production for the Redskins above, say, two very good seasons with the team without much else (here's looking at you Laveranues Coles).

Tight ends and running backs were included as well; it just didn't seem right naming the best Redskins pass catchers without including the likes of Chris Cooley and Bobby Mitchell. 

Without further ado -- check out the top 10 Redskins receivers of all time: 

No. 10 - Pierre Garcon: The only player to make this list from the current roster, Garcon has had a fantastic start to his Redskins career after arriving in 2012. In his three years with the Redskins, and with somewhat inconsistent quarterback play, Garcon has compiled 225 receptions and over 2,700 receiving yards. His 2013 campaign, bringing in a record 113 catches and 1,346 yards, ranks as one of the top seasons for any Redskins wideout.

No. 9 - Chris Cooley: Although not technically a receiver, Cooley still deserves a spot on this list as one of the top pass catchers to ever play in the Burgundy and Gold. Drafted by the Redskins in the third round of the 2004 draft, Cooley would never play for another team, eventually becoming the Redskins' all-time leader for receptions among tight ends with 429.

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New pieces on offense lead to plenty of questions for Redskins at OTAs

New pieces on offense lead to plenty of questions for Redskins at OTAs

Alex Smith in, Kirk Cousins out.

That's certainly the headline, but there are plenty of other questions for the Redskins, particularly on the offensive side of the ball.

For the last two seasons, most of the questions going into OTAs for Washington came from the defensive side of the ball. After consecutive drafts with a first-round defensive lineman selection, the defense should be much improved. 

On offense, however, there are a lot of new parts. 

  1. The headliner - No position in sports is as important as NFL quarterback. This will be Alex Smith's first action in a Redskins uniform with media present. The 34-year-old veteran is coming off the best season of his career, and if he can continue that level of accuracy and play-making, the Redskins could be poised for an explosive year.
  2. The speedster - Washington's wideouts lacked separation in 2017. It was apparent through much of the year, and likely played a roll in some of Kirk Cousins' reluctance to make tough throws. Free agent addition Paul Richardson is supposed to help, immediately. He has elite deep speed and the 'Skins brass hopes he can bring a similar element to the offense that DeSean Jackson provided a few years back. Time to prove it Paul. 
  3. The injuries - There are big reasons for concern, namely two very large men in Jordan Reed and Trent Williams. Reed will not participate in OTAs, and has been dealing with a foot/toe injury for the better part of a year. Williams, who seems highly unlikely to attend OTAs, underwent knee surgery in January. Beyond Smith, Reed and Williams are probably the two most important offensive players on the Redskins. OTAs aren't important, Reed and Williams participating, or even attending, OTAs is not important. Both men being healthy and ready to go in September is quite important. 
  4. The Rookie - Has Derrius Guice become the most popular player on the Redskins? Maybe. The dynamic rookie running back, with an interesting draft weekend slide, has the charisma and ability to be a star. The "off-field concerns" that hurt his draft status seem like myths at this point, but there was some injury concern his junior season at LSU (see video above). Guice has an opportunity to be a huge part of the Redskins offense, and all eyes will be watching the rookie. 
  5. The leap? - In 2017, Josh Doctson showed flashes of the player that warranted a first-round pick in 2016. Will 2018 be the year he proves it, week after week, game after game? Getting off to a good start with Smith should help, and even more important would be an injury-free offseason. 

There are questions for the defense too, particularly at cornerback after Josh Norman, but this year, the offense has more new parts. 

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Derrius Guice saw 'Avengers' on Monday night — and brought a bunch of Redskins fans with him

Derrius Guice saw 'Avengers' on Monday night — and brought a bunch of Redskins fans with him

Those who are worried about Derrius Guice's character picked up some added evidence when, on Monday night, the Redskins rookie invited a bunch of fans to watch Avengers with him in Ashburn.

Man, what is this guy's deal?

First of all, not everyone likes superheroes. So how did he know that those who joined him actually wanted to see Avengers?  Did he even ask? What if they wanted to see that really successful, really funny, really well-regarded Amy Schumer comedy, instead?

Then, there's the issue of Guice buying tickets and concessions for those who showed up.

Some people enjoy buying movie tickets — which are absolutely reasonably priced these days — and, as far as the concessions, seriously? Candy? Popcorn? He could've at least offered to buy something healthier, like broccoli. All movie theaters have broccoli.  

Thankfully, those who took Guice up on his invitation weren't grateful for the experience at all, which hopefully means this will be the last time he orchestrates a dastardly deed like this one:

At this point, it's a surprise Guice didn't slide even farther down in the draft, like to the 15th round. Unbelievable.

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