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Fan poll results: Redskins will improve in 2017, but ultimately miss playoffs

His favorite target in 2017, tight end Jordan Reed was equally consistent year-over-year(Question 3: 63%) , virtually matching his career averages for receptions (62), receiving yards (650) and touchdowns (5) … but also enduring a four-game absence due to injury, unable to play a full 16 games for the fifth time in his five NFL seasons.

Though he approached the 1,000-yard threshold reached by both of his positional predecessors — Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, both of whom departed during free agency — he struggled to find a connection with Cousins in the end zone.

Neither Rob Kelley nor rookie Semaje Perine rushed for 1,000 yards, as Head Coach Jay Gruden continued to emphasize the passing game.

Along with the improved play of the defensive line against the run(Question 6: 51%) — and the bonus pass-rush ability of first-rounder Jonathan Allen — and consistently strong performances from corners Josh Norman and Bashaud Breeland, and safeties D.J.

If it’s the former, 2017 may well be remembered as perhaps the most disappointing winning season in the Redskins’ history since 1985, when Washington missed the postseason with a 10-6 record and Joe Theismann, after suffering his catastrophic leg injury, was forced into retirement.

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