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Coming into the season, we all knew that Josh Freeman was going to take a step forward, but we also knew that he needed more help in both the running and receiving games to make this a huge step forward.
One of the receivers who has helped Freeman take this giant step forward is Preston Parker.
Parker is averaging 14 yards per catch this season. He leads the team in yards after the catch, is second on the team in receptions and has also been a solid special teams player.
Parker is also a player who gets better as the game goes along, as he averages 25 yards per catch in the third quarter.
Parker also averages 14.5 yards per catch on third down and less-than-seven yards, 12.4 yards per catch on third down and eight-to-ten yards, and 25 yards per catch on third down and more than 11 yards.
Parker is averaging 71 yards receiving over the past three games.
On special teams, Parker is averaging over 10 yards on punt returns and over 23 yards on kick returns.