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Gruden says injured reserve “might come up” for Doctson

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) breaks up a pass intended for Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson (18) in the end zone during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) AP

Washington first-round rookie receiver Josh Doctson has been limited to just two catches in two games this season because of an Achilles injury, and there’s a chance that injury won’t get better this year.

Although coach Jay Gruden had previously said injured reserve wasn’t under consideration for Doctson, he opened the door to the possibility that it could be, while still saying that for now the team is focused on getting Doctson healthy and back on the field.

“That [injured reserve] might come up later on, if the [MRI] results change. But right now there’s no thought,” Gruden said, via the Washington Post. “I hate to put him on IR and then he’s better tomorrow, you know what I mean, because he’s such a valuable, big-play guy. So we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and see what happens.”

The last time Doctson played, in Week Two against the Cowboys, he showed off some talent with a 57-yard catch. But Doctson said his Achilles injury was bothering him at the time, and in hindsight he shouldn’t have taken the field.

“I’m gonna stay out ’til I feel like my body is ready to get back in there 100 percent,” Doctson said. “This last time I jumped in there, I was probably 70, 75 [percent]. That was my decision [to play against Dallas]. It was a rookie mistake, so I learned from that.”

Washington would hate to get just two catches out of Doctson for his entire rookie year, but that still seems like a possibility.

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6 Responses to “Gruden says injured reserve “might come up” for Doctson”
  1. rypsrifle11 says: Oct 8, 2016 7:44 AM

    Gonna have to man up at some point in your life

  2. darcrequiem says: Oct 8, 2016 9:36 AM

    I’d rather he sit until he’s healthy. If he ruptures his Achilles he’s done for the year and he may never be the same again.

  3. bigjd says: Oct 8, 2016 11:08 AM

    Put him on IR, if he’s not better next year cut him loose.

  4. babyjunkie says: Oct 8, 2016 12:01 PM

    He’s shaping up to be the next Badseed Perriman and Kevin Wipe.

  5. sidepull says: Oct 8, 2016 6:30 PM

    Sit em.

  6. sidepull says: Oct 8, 2016 6:31 PM

    Did you not learn anything from playing a 1st round draft pick that wasn’t ready to roll?

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