Is Kirk Cousins' new favorite target Redskins rookie WR Jamison Crowder

BY Ross Jones • October 14, 2015

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has thrown rookie wide receiver Jamison Crowder’s way 20 times in the past two weeks.

The fourth-round pick turned that into 15 receptions for 152 yards and nearly missed a touchdown grab against the Eagles in Week 4.

"It's clear they want to get the ball in his hands," an NFC scout said. "He's a good returner and does a really good job of navigating through traffic to pick up extra yards."

Crowder and Ryan Grant have fared well with DeSean Jackson out with a hamstring injury. Jackson, however, could be making his return this week against the Jets (1 p.m. ET Sunday, FOX).

Head coach Jay Gruden said on Wednesday that Jackson is getting "very, very close" to a return.

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