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Best hands in the NFL, T.J. Houshmandzadeh?

Geoff Hobson reports:

The man they call the "The Football Scientist" has proven what Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh already believed.

Houshmandzadeh, Cincinnati's No. 2 receiver opposite three-time Pro Bowler Chad Johnson, has the best hands in the NFL after dropping just three passes in 2005.

It certainly wouldn't surprise two quarterbacks named Jon Kitna and Carson Palmer.

"I told Kit and then I told Carson," Houshmandzadeh said, "I'll take the hit for the catch."

The observation comes from ESPN.com insider KC Joyner, who submits that Houshmandzadeh had the lowest dropped pass percentage in the NFL last season with 2.6 percent, leading a top five that includes the Pro Bowl trio of Marvin Harrison at No. 2 (3.2 percent), Jason Witten at No. 4 (4.5) and Steve Smith at No. 5 (4.7).

K.C. Joyner's article is listed (ESPN Insider) here which charts the best hands in the NFL in the graph below.