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Former Jaxon Smith-Njigba teammate gets curious over JSN's insane Week 12 catch

Seattle had the ball third-and-nine deep in their own territory trying to climb back into a game that seemed to be - and would be - a blowout. Quarterback Geno Smith dropped back and threw a deep sideline pass to his right toward rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba only the pass appeared to be a bit too far. But no. A sprinting JSN reached out with his right arm, grabbed the ball with one hand, and brought the ball into his body for a 34-yard gain. It was a ridiculously great catch that caught the eye of JSN's former college teammate, Marvin Harrison, Jr.

Instead of tweeting an emoji of being overly excited or a GIF of someone jumping up and down, Harrison put out a tweet that said, "JSN", along with a sneezing emoji. I must not be as up-to-date as the cool kids on my emoji lingo, but I have no idea what the sneezing emoji would have to do with the catch. Oh, and I am far too lazy to actually look it up.

It is nice to see JSN get a lot more involved in the offense instead of just catching screen passes as he was earlier in the season. Maybe the wrist injury he suffered in preseason sat him back further than I assumed. But he is the heir to Tyler Lockett's position and he looks like he will be a great one. Now, if only his quarterback could get some better blocking, Geno Smith might have more time to find JSN.