Before Marshall can join the 1,000-catch club, he’ll surpass Randy Moss, who has 982 career catches.

Last year, Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett arrived in Indianapolis just before the start of the season, and he performed very well, given the lack of preparation time and opportunities. This year, Brissett has the benefit of a full opportunity to prepare for the season, and to learn the team’s new offense.

So far, he likes it. And he really likes one aspect of it.

“The playcalling,” Brissett said, via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. “It’s no knock on anybody. But that’s what makes offenses different. We’re all running the same plays to get in the end zone. It’s just how you call them and when you call them.”

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Encouraging a movement premised on lies vs. police, the tweet continued. Would he support all player protests? Would he pay fines of players giving Nazi salutes or spew [cq] racism? It’s time to say goodbye to Jets!

The 1,000-catch club is relatively new: Jerry Rice became the first NFL player with 1,000 career catches in 1996, and every other player to reach 1,000 career catches has done so in 2000 or after. Overall there are 14 players with 1,000 career catches, and Marshall will try to be the 15th.

After Marshall, it may be a few years before we have another receiver join the 1,000-catch club. Antonio Gates is close, with 927 career catches, but given that he’s currently without a team it seems unlikely that he has 73 more catches left in him. After Gates, Antonio Brown is next among active players, with 733 career catches.

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